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BA (Hons)

International Social Work & Community Development

3 years
September 2025

Explore the pressing global challenges currently faced by social and community professionals on our BA (Hons) International Social Work and Community Development degree.

Why study with us

  • Explore global perspectives and how these issues connect and impact on community practice.
  • Engage in a community practice setting, where you’ll learn the skills needed to empower others to bring about positive change.
  • You’ll develop and manage a social research project based on a topic that is meaningful and important to you.

What you'll do

  • You'll learn through lectures, seminars and workshops, with an online option available. You'll also have a practice placement to enhance your knowledge and skills.
  • You’ll be encouraged to develop a range of critical and analytical skills. This will help enhance your personal and professional development.
  • Throughout your degree, you'll undertake various activities for assessment. You'll also conduct a dedicated community research project based on your interests.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Fees and funding

The fees for this course will be confirmed as soon as possible. You can find more information on our fees and funding webpages.

Future careers in international social work 

Our BA (Hons) International Social Work and Community Development is for those who wish to work in areas like social care, social policy, sociology, or politics. It prepares you for roles both in the UK and internationally.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

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