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BSc (Hons) Social Work

University of Portsmouth
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Portsmouth

Program description

BSc (Hons) Social Work

Do you have the drive and commitment to better the lives of others while developing new and interesting ways to deliver social services?

This BSc (Hons) Social Work degree course allows you to turn your compassion into a sought after professional skill set that will make a positive difference to people's lives. You'll develop the skills and the knowledge you need and apply this to practical scenarios in simulated facilities and on work placements.

The course is approved by Social Work England so when you complete this course, you'll be eligible to apply to become a registered Social Worker.

Admission requirements

Typical offers

  • A levels – BBB–BBC
  • UCAS points – 112–120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent, one of which must be in a relevant subject (Anthropology, Criminology, Critical Thinking, English, Health & Social Care, Law, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, RE, Sociology, Social Policy, Theology) Access courses in Health and Social Care are also acceptable (calculate your UCAS points)
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM–DMM
  • International Baccalaureate – 25

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Core Skills Training Framework
  • Law and Social Policy in Practice
  • Occupational Health Year 1
  • Readiness for Learning and Practice
  • Theory, Knowledge and Evidence in Social Work

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

  • Core Skills Training Framework
  • Inclusion, Innovation and Empowerment
  • Occupational Health Year 2
  • Service User Inclusion and Co-Production
  • Social Work with Adults
  • Social Work with Children and Families
  • Using Evidence and Research in Social Work

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 3

Core modules in this year include:

  • Core Skills Training Framework
  • Professional Development and Employability
  • Project
  • Safeguarding – Adults and Children
  • Social Work Practice Placement 2

There are no optional modules in this year.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £16,400 per year

Qualification

On this course you'll:

  • Develop knowledge and skills to make a positive difference to people who need it most
  • Be taught by experts at the forefront of research who are fully informed on developments within social work
  • Practise profession-specific skills in a safe and supportive environment in our Centre for Simulation in Health and Care
  • Develop your communication, engagement, theoretical and analytical skills and learn to apply these using professional judgement and expertise
  • Apply your skills and knowledge in scenarios you'll encounter in your career, such as giving evidence in a simulated court environment
  • Put your learning into action during your work placement and have the opportunity to complete an additional summer social work placement
  • Shadow and get mentoring from experienced practitioners while undertaking practice placements
  • Interact with and immerse yourself in the lived experiences of the University of Portsmouth Social Work Inclusion Group (SWIG)

Career opportunities

When you successfully complete the course, you'll be eligible to apply to be a registered Social Worker. Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to use.

What can you do with a Social Work degree?

You can work in areas such as:

  • social services
  • rehab centres
  • criminal justice
  • voluntary organisations
  • advocacy agencies
  • housing advice

What jobs can you do with a Social Work degree?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • Social Worker
  • care manager
  • persistent offender coordinator
  • family support worker
  • housing adviser

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Portsmouth is consistently within the top-ranked institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, which is reflected in the teaching quality, but also the experience that students enjoy with us.

Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.

The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.

The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.

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PO1 2UP Portsmouth Hampshire
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