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Social Work and Applied Social Studies (including Placement) BSc (Hons)

University of Bath

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Gain the knowledge and skills to practice as a registered professional social worker. This course combines academic learning and practice placements.This course will prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career in social work. We offer comprehensive training that will enable you to apply to register as a social worker and practice in a range of settings. You’ll study the social sciences as a foundational base and develop more specific social work knowledge, values and skills.You’ll be based in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences and our teaching team work closely with colleagues across the disciplines of sociology, social policy, criminology and international development. You'll benefit from their expertise and our fifty years of experience training social work practitioners at the University.In your first year you'll study social work units alongside sociology and social policy. Areas include social work values and methods, psychology and social work theories and methods. You'll develop an awareness of social inequality and social justice that will underpin your training, and enhance your social work skills in readiness for your practice placements.In your second year you'll begin your Professional Practice Placement and advance your study of social work. Alongside your placement you will also explore topics such as discrimination and empowerment. In this year you'll study core social work units of social work with children and families, working with adults and mental health social work.In your final year you'll continue your social work studies and in your last semester you will undertake a final Professional Practice Placement. You’ll build on the knowledge and skills you have developed in previous years and apply this to your practice with service users and carers.

Application deadline

26 January

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A level : BBB

BBB in three A levels. We will not require a pass in any separate science practical endorsement for a science A level if you apply for entry in 2022 (or deferred entry in 2023).A level Alternative offer:BBCMost of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers:BBC in three A level subject


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University information

University of Bath

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  • Campus address

    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7AY, England

The University of Bath includes students and staff from all over the world. Over 130 nationalities are represented among nearly 4,000 international students.
Extra support is offered to students when they arrive, including collecting them from Heathrow Airport and organising a welcome programme of events.
English language support is available to non-native English speakers, helping them to continue building their language skills while they study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 79 1

    3rd out of 105 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    135 78%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    150 78%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%



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