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Social Work BA(Hons)

Attendance UCAS code/apply Year of entry
3 years full time L501 2017
3 years full time (employment based) Apply direct to the University 2017

Why choose this course?

This established and reputable course offers practice-led preparation for qualified social work across the range of service users and settings. It offers high standards of social work training, state-of-the-art facilities and strong relationships with local social work agencies, leading to challenging and rewarding practice placements. This course is delivered through both self-funded and employment-based routes. 

Accreditation and recognition

This professional qualifying programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates can apply for registration as a social worker with the HCPC. 

What you will study

The social work profession can be difficult and challenging. It requires:

  • maturity and a high level of personal commitment;
  • an open mind and a willingness to examine and even change your own attitudes and possible prejudices; and
  • patience, determination and both physical and emotional resilience.

Year 1 develops your skills through the simulation and recording facilities of our Practice Learning Suite. You will gain a foundation in ethics, diversity, psychology, sociology, social policy and law for social work practice.

Year 2 explores social work methods and models of reflective practice. You will take a 70-day block practice placement. This will be supported by studying assessment, intervention, evaluation, safeguarding, law and the more challenging aspects of ethics and identity. You will study best practice with adults and children and families, while engaging with areas such as mental health, disability, adoption and fostering, substance misuse, young offenders, and domestic violence.

In Year 3, you will take a fully-supported 100-day block practice placement. Academic study will keep you abreast of developments in law and diversity. Studies culminate in a capstone project on a specialist practice area of your choice.

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Year 1

  • Readiness for Direct Practice
  • Human Development, Relationships and Social Contexts
  • Working with Ethics and Diversity in Social Work Practice
  • The Practice Context: Law and Social Policy for Social Work

Year 2

  • First Practice Placement
  • Practice Skills and Methods: Assessment and Intervention
  • Knowledge for Practice 1
  • Knowledge for Practice 2

Year 3

  • Final Practice Placement
  • Contemporary Social Work Practice
  • Extended Practice Study

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University on a not-for-credit basis as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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