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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


This Social Work England (SWE) approved degree will prepare you for the role of a social worker. It has been designed to enable you to progress into employment and integrates both academic and practice work-based modules.

Do you want to make a difference to people's lives? Then our Social Work degree is for you. You will gain the knowledge and skills that could really change someone's life.

Why choose this course?

  • We work closely with employers in the statutory and independent sectors to ensure our course content retains a focus on the people entitled to use the services. It also helps to ensure that you are ready for professional practice when you qualify.
  • Teaching is carried out by staff from a range of professional backgrounds and is underpinned by research, providing you with a great balance between academic and applied educational experiences. Throughout the course, we provide a strong emphasis on professionalism, values and the links between social work theory and practice.
  • You'll complete assessed placements, which will give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience of being a full-time social worker in a range of different workplaces.

Learn from our experts

You'll be taught by an expert team of enthusiastic staff who are qualified professionals and come from a range of professional environments in social work and the health and social care sector. They are widely published in their field and the course content is informed by their specific research interests, which ensures you have an up-to-date and relevant learning experience.

How you’re taught

To provide you with a first-class learning experience and to guarantee you have an opportunity to make the most of your time at university, you'll receive contact time through a diverse range of delivery methods.

Structured teaching will be delivered through a combination of traditional lectures, seminars, and workshops. The smaller group seminars and workshops provide opportunities to develop:

  • problem-solving skills
  • group working
  • analysis
  • debating skills
  • presentation skills
  • the ability to discuss a wide range of views effectively.

How will I be assessed?

The majority of your work will be assessed through coursework-based essays, reports and presentations. You'll also be assessed using formal examinations and online tests. The Assessed Practice Learning Periods form an integral part of the assessment process, and are arranged and assessed by the University in partnership with social work organisations.

In response to student feedback, the University have introduced a policy ensuring marked work is returned to you electronically within three weeks of submission.

Careers and employability

Our Social Work graduates get jobs:

The job titles below give an indication of the careers our recent Social Work graduates are following:

  • Social Worker
  • Child Protection Social Worker
  • Mental Health Social Worker
  • Children and Family Social Worker
  • Community Forensic Mental Health Social Worker
  • Community Care Officer
  • Mental Health Practitioner/ Social Worker
  • Befriender
  • Support Worker
  • Refuge Support Worker

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

15,600per year

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

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University information

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With students and staff from over 160 countries, cultural diversity is a key part of the university's identity.
Support from the International Development Office, country advisors, International Student Support team, Global Lounge, NTU Faith and employability specialists.
NTU was the first UK university to receive a Purple Flag award for entertainment, diversity and safety.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 79 33

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    111 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%



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