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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

- Study the theories, 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 and skills days. We make sure your learning is up to date and informed by current research evidence.**How you learn**Our staff are qualified and experienced social workers. We also invite practitioners, service users and other professionals to discuss issues that are relevant to the profession of social work. You will be allocated a personal tutor to assist with your learning and academic progress.Uniquely you will learn with, from and about students studying on other courses.This intellectually rewarding course allows you to engage with the world beyond the University. You'll apply research-based knowledge to make a positive impact on the real world of social care — including service users, future employers and other health and social care practitioners.**You learn through**- work placements- role play- real-life case studies- simulated practice scenarios- written assignments- individual and group presentations- examsThere are opportunities to study and work abroad with the possibility of funding.**Applied learningWork placements**Practical work experience is at the heart of this course and is delivered through placements in relevant workplaces.You will complete a short 10 day experiential placement in Year 1.The department is part of the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership. This means you experience placements after the first year within a local authority social work team undertaking statutory work with service users. Placements are 70 days in the second year, and 100 days in the third year.Your placement attendance, learning and practice are 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.Attendance on placements is mandatory as well as the 30 social work skills days.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,995per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 120

120 from A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We do not accept AS levels. We accept A level General Studies.


University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 83 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    122 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%



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