Social Work (BA Hons)
On this popular degree course, with a practical focus, you will develop your professional skills and knowledge as you work towards a recognised HCPC professional social work qualification, experiencing first-hand the challenges and rapidly changing patterns of social work provision today.
Purpose: Higher Education
Duration: 3 years full-time/4 years part-time
Course validation: The Open University
Next course: Starts September 2019
What are the qualifications about?
You will learn how to care for others and understand their specific needs and requirements, while also developing your organisational and essay writing skills. You will enjoy the practical focus, with the opportunity to learn inside and outside of the classroom, with a combined college and placement learning experience.
Who are they for?
Are you keen to care for people in need and to give a better life to those experiencing social disadvantages? If you have a strong commitment to the empowerment of individuals and communities, and the contribution that social work can make, then this is the programme for you.
What do I need?
There are no Level 3 academic entry requirements, but you will need GCSE English at Grade C (4) or above.
What sorts of things do they cover?
- Law for Social Workers
- Applied Psychology
- Human Growth and Development
- Social Policy
- Welfare Rights
- Principles and Practice of Social Work
- Placement 1
- Research and Social Work
- Principles and Practice of Social Work and Law
- Placement 2
- Final Dissertation
How will I learn and be assessed?
You will enjoy a wide range of teaching and learning methods, enhanced by small group tutorials and integrated with two work placements. You will benefit from our close partnerships with local social work programmes and Oxfordshire County Council, offering high quality placements.
You will be assessed through written work, assignments and presentations.
How long do they take?
Completing the Social Work (BA Hons) course usually takes:
- 3 years full time
- 4 years part time
What jobs could they lead to?
You will have a variety of exciting career path options, including Social Work, Youth and Community Work, Drug and Alcohol Support, work with the elderly and disabled, work in charities and hospices, family support, community liaison and housing/welfare.
Previous students have enjoyed a more than 80% social work employment success rate within 6 months of graduating.
What would it cost me?
£9,000 per year full-time, £6,750 per year part-time (not including enhanced DBS check for work placement module). For more information visit our University Programmes Fees and Funding page.