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Year of Entry 2018/19
BA (Honours)

Social Work

Course full
Full-time Social work

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


This course is now full for 2018

Sorry, there are no places left on this course starting in 2018.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year †
International: £12,750 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

Course summary

  • Study the knowledge, 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. We make sure your learning is up to date and informed by current research evidence.


Student view

Watch student Becky Wake talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Brendan Wood talk about this course.

Our staff are qualified and experienced social workers. We also invite practitioners, service users and other professionals to discuss topical issues that are relevant to the profession of social work. You will have a personal tutor throughout your time on the course.

Effective social work requires close collaboration and understanding of other professions to ensure better outcomes for the people that use our services. On this course you learn with, from and about other professions in health and social care.

You learn through

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

Course leaders and tutors

Brendan Wood
Brendan Wood
Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Lecturer and mainly teach Social Work students at Sheffield Hallam. I commenced this role in 2013 following 30 years in social care practice in a varie … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

Practical work experience is at the heart of this course and is delivered through placements in relevant workplaces. The department is due to join The South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership in April 2018. This means you experience placements within a local authority social work team undertaking statutory work with service users.

Attendance on placements is mandatory. You complete 70 days in the second year, and 100 days in the third year. Your placement attendance, learning and practice is assessed as part of your course.

On placement, you work with professionals, service users and carers. You develop your knowledge and skills in assessment, planning of services, social work interventions, and reviewing service users' needs. You apply the professional value base of social work and apply theory to practice.

There is a range of support on placement. You receive regular weekly support on your placement which includes formal supervision by your Practice Educator. The Practice Educator is a registered social worker who also needs to be further accredited to take on this role. In addition your University tutor will visit you on placement. There are planned visits at the start of placement, to undertake a learning agreement meeting with your Practice Educator, and also midway through your placement to review your progress. Your University tutor will also be on hand during your placement for any additional support you may require.


Future careers

Employment prospects are excellent, with over 90% of our students gaining employment after graduation. This course prepares you for a career in

  • children and families social care and adult social care in local authorities
  • independent and third sector organisations
  • national and local voluntary organisations

Accreditation

This social work degree is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with them. You must be registered with the HCPC to practise as a social worker in the UK.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
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S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

You will study in a modern friendly environment on our Collegiate Campus site. The Campus has excellent facilities including our library. 97% of our students said the library had supported them well in their learning.


Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language or Literature at grade C or 4.

120 UCAS points from A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our Foundation Degree Working with Children, Young People and Families.

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

The elective modules shown below are examples of modules you may be able to choose from.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foundations For Effective Collaborative Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Psycho-Social Studies For Social Work Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Practical:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Readiness For Social Work 1: Evidence For Studies And Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Readiness For Social Work 2: Values And Anti-Oppressive Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Skills Days Attendance (Ba Sw) Credits: 1.00 Assessment: &:nbsp;
Module: Social Work Law, Policy And Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Exam:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: The People We Work With In Social Work Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Practical:
&:nbsp; 100%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Capability For Effective Collaborative Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Ethical Decision Making-Using Analysis Evidence And Values Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Placement And Skills Days Attendance (Ba Sw) Credits: 1.00 Assessment: &:nbsp;
Module: Social Work Practice Learning Experience One Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Social Work Practice With Adults Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Exam:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Social Work Practice With Children, Young People And Families Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Practical:
&:nbsp; 100%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Critical Practice In Social Work Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Placement And Skills Days Attendance (Ba Sw) Credits: 1.00 Assessment: &:nbsp;
Module: Research For Social Practice-Informing Practice From National And Global Perspectives Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Social Work Practice Learning Experience Two Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £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 students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £12,750 per year.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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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)

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