The BA Social Work degree programme, accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, will introduce you to the range of social work theory, policy and practice. On completing your degree you will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council to register as a Social Worker.
By studying with us you will gain a thorough understanding of the theoretical foundations of social work, alongside its roots in psychology and sociology. You will learn about the social policy and legal context for social work, especially in areas relating to the statutory provision of child care, mental health and adult care. This course will allow you to establish and develop the necessary expertise that will enable you to work with individuals, families, groups, fellow social workers and other professionals.
This degree programme provides you with the expertise and experience to pursue a rewarding career in social work, working with a variety of people and social groups.
Qualification: BA (Hons)
A Level: BBB
International Baccalaureate: 31
Scottish Highers: with One Advanced Higher preferred
Scottish Advanced Highers: BBB (acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications)
Irish Leaving Certificate: BBBBBB
Access Course: Pass with Merit in 45 credits at level 3
BTEC: DDM in a related subject
European Baccalaureate: 70%
Because of the excellent reputation of the School of Social work our graduates are highly employable and our students go on to become first-rate practitioners, successful senior managers and distinguished academics including professors of social work.
The BA Social Work degree will equip you with a professional qualification and a body of knowledge and expertise that will enable you to pursue a wide range of exciting, rewarding and challenging careers within the social work profession.
Social workers may be employed in a variety of settings, including:
Local authority teams, for example with children and families, fostering and adoption, community mental health, disability or older people
the voluntary sector, with organisations such as NSPCC, Age UK, MIND
schools, health trusts or hospitals
private sector agencies, for example providing therapeutic residential care for children or adults.
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