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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


If you're interested in becoming a social worker, our Social Work BA leads to the qualification you need. As a graduate you can apply for social work registration in England with the HCPC.

Our degree consistently delivers high quality social work education. We have been approved by and teach to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers in England. And the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF).

Your practice-based learning includes two work placements. You'll work with your practice educator to develop your capabilities as part of the PCF.

Our lecturing staff base their teaching on evidence-based practice, promoting the most current social work research.

You can study full-time over three years. Or choose part-time or mixed-mode study.

We have links with Local Authority employers, local private voluntary and independent sector organisations. So it's likely you will secure a job before qualifying.


Assessment methods used on this course

Our modules are assessed in a variety of ways including:

  • written assignments
  • exams and class tests
  • portfolios
  • examined interviews
  • presentations
  • a dissertation.

Career prospects

There are a wide range of job opportunities for social workers in a variety of settings, with the possibility of employment in the statutory, private, voluntary or independent sectors. Our careers service will support you in the development of your application skills.

Current data indicates that approximately 90% of students are in employment six months after finishing the course. Local authority and private, voluntary and independent partners employ many graduates who go on to undertake the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (AYSE).

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

University information

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Oxford Brookes University

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  • Campus address

    Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BP, England

Oxford is world-famous for its rich history of education and groundbreaking research. It’s also only an hour from London by train.
Oxford Brookes courses give students the fundamental skills and experience needed to succeed in their chosen career and become internationally employable.
A dedicated International Student Advice team can help with everything from visas to work options. Trips are offered, so students can explore the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 83 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    129 74%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.51 90%



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