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3-6 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Social Work

BA (Hons) Social Work is the essential first step to becoming a qualified Social Worker. When you have graduated, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker with Social Work England.

Social Workers improve the lives of a huge range of people. For example, you could work with people with learning difficulties, children and families, older people, people who have problems with drug and alcohol misuse, people who experience mental health problems, or disabled people.

Admission requirements

CBSE, ICSE, State Boards - 75% in Class 12

10+II (Senior School Certificate) - 70% or above

English Language Requirements

We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. The standard of English language required varies between courses so please check each course page carefully.

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.

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

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Program content

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Skills for Practice
  • Social Work Theory and Practice 1
  • Psychology and Human Growth and Development
  • Law for Social Workers
  • Introduction to Social Policy
  • Introduction to Social Theory

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Working with Children, Young People and Families
  • Working with Adults
  • Mental Health Social Work
  • Social Work Theory and Practice
  • First Placement

Final year (national level 6):

  • Critical Social Work Theory and Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Social Welfare
  • Social Work Research Methods
  • Social Work Dissertation
  • Final Placement

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The full-time annual fee for this course is

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK/Europe*
  • £12,500 if you are an international student
  • £6,935 per 120 credits for part-time study (UK/Europe students only)

Continuing studies

BA (Hons) Social Work is a highly practical qualification. After graduation you will be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker with Social Work England.

Career opportunities

Social Work is a very broad discipline. You could work with older people, young offenders, people with mental health issues, foster carers, children at risk of abuse, or any other individuals at risk of harm to themselves or others.

Social Workers work in a variety of organisations including local authorities, NHS Trusts, residential care, schools, the voluntary and private sector.

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University of Sunderland

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University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland

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