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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

The Social Work BA degree will give you a fascinating and dynamic experience, learning first-hand from service users, carers and practitioners, as well as our world leading academics. A career in social work is incredibly rewarding and plays a vital role within society, working in communities with vulnerable individuals and families to help improve their life’s outcomes, by protecting them from harm and abuse.Throughout the Social Work degree there will be an emphasis on the fundamental professional principles, including a commitment to human rights, social justice, equality, diversity and inclusion. Key areas of practice, such as communication, relationship-based practice, and working collaboratively within organisations, are explored throughout our stimulating programme.There are also opportunities for inter-professional education, working with students from other health related disciplines, to develop your understanding of how social workers need to work together with other related professions to provide holistic support.As a student on our BA Social Work degree, you will become part of social work history, by studying in the oldest social work department in the country. **Why study BA Social Work at Birmingham?**- You will complete 70 days, professional practice learning, whilst studying on the course- You will complete a further 100-day professional practice learning placement during your time at Birmingham- There are additional opportunities to undertake further specialist placement-related teaching in areas of specific interest- The course is approved by Social Work England for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration as a social worker in England after graduating- There is a clear progression from the social work degree to professional practice and a significant number of our graduates find work in the agency or authority where they have been placed and many others are successful in gaining employment within the region

Application deadline

26 January

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 79 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    137 79%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.62 72%



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