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BA (Honours) Social Work

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BA (Honours)

Social Work

Course in clearing
Full-time Social work

Prepare for a career in social work through supervised practical experience in local social work settings.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2022. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 from 6.30am on Thursday 18 August.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
International/EU: £14,415 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 120 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? L500
When do I start? September 2022

Course summary

  • Study the theories, skills, methods and values that inform social work.
  • Learn how to work with children, families and vulnerable adults who experience problems in their lives or whose actions cause problems for others.
  • Apply your learning and experience in practice placements.
  • Benefit from supervised practical work in a range of social work settings delivered through placements in relevant workplaces.

Train for a rewarding career in social work. This course consists of teaching and learning at University as well as on practice placements and skills days. We make sure your learning is up to date and informed by current research evidence.

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How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch senior lecturer Jane Foggin talk about this course.
Student View

Watch student Kayley Brownhill talk about the BA Social Work course at Sheffield Hallam University.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

Our staff are qualified and experienced social workers. We also invite practitioners, service users and other professionals to discuss issues that are relevant to the profession of social work. You will be allocated a personal tutor to assist with your learning and academic progress.

Uniquely you will learn with, from and about students studying on other courses.

This intellectually rewarding course allows you to engage with the world beyond the University. You'll apply research-based knowledge to make a positive impact on the real world of social care —  including service users, future employers and other health and social care practitioners.

  You learn through

  • work placements
  • role play
  • real-life case studies
  • simulated practice scenarios
  • written assignments
  • individual and group presentations
  • exams

There are opportunities to study and work abroad with the possibility of funding.

Course leaders and tutors

Lee Pollard
Lee Pollard
Course Leader, BA Social Work

Course Leader, BA Social Work

Applied learning

Theory will prepare you for practice learning experiences are designed to help you not only to apply theory to practice, but to develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice in order to become life-long, competent professionals. You are required to attend the practice learning experiences provided on the course to achieve the course practice learning outcomes.

You’ll undertake a range of practice learning experiences, helping you to build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity and curiosity. This will take place in different practice learning environments, reflecting the range of ways in which services are currently delivered. This might include simulated learning and virtual placements alongside real world experience of services delivered face to face to service users. 

The university will ensure that the practice learning element of your course will be compliant with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) governing your chosen profession. This is so that by the end of your course, you will have been provided with the opportunity to demonstrate attainment of the requirements to register as a professional with your chosen profession.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a child and adult social care in

  • local authorities
  • independent and third sector organisations
  • national and local voluntary organisations

Accreditation

This course was approved by the previous social work regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council. From 2 December 2019, responsibility for the approval of courses transferred to Social Work England. This course remains approved by Social Work England. This means that people qualifying from this course can apply to become a registered social worker.

Student success story

Up to 30 students on the University's social work, social care and community studies courses put everything they learned into practice when they travelled to Calais and Dunkirk to help displaced migrants.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Collegiate Crescent
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S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

All students

120 UCAS points from A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. We do not accept AS levels. We accept A level General Studies.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Applied Theories For Social Work Practice Credits: 20
Module: Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing Credits: 20
Module: Personal And Professional Development Credits: 20
Module: Preparing For Social Work Practice Credits: 40
Module: Skills Days Attendance (Ba Sw) Credits: -
Module: Social Work Law Policy And Practice Credits: 20

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Assessing And Addressing Complexity Credits: 40
Module: Evidence And Enquiry For Practice Credits: 20
Module: Placement And Skills Days Attendance (Ba Sw) Credits: -
Module: Placement One For Social Work Practice Credits: 20
Module: Working With Adults Credits: 20
Module: Working With Children And Families Credits: 20

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement And Skills Days Attendance (Ba Sw) Credits: -
Module: Placement Two For Social Work Practice Credits: 40
Module: Professional Leadership Credits: 20
Module: The Advancing Professional Credits: 40
Module: Working With Complexity In Practice Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 are £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year.

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Health and social care funding

Find out how to fund your studies by visiting our health and social care pages for more information.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Social work courses (PDF, 759.5KB)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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Health and social care funding

Find out how to fund your studies by visiting our health and social care pages for more information.

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Apply now for a 2022 start

This course has places available in clearing. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 from 6.30am on Thursday 18 August.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

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