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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

**Overview**Social workers change lives for the better and help protect some of society’s most vulnerable people.On this BSc (Hons) Social Work degree, which is approved by Social Work England, you’ll develop the skills you need to graduate and apply to register as a social worker.- Practise your social work skills in our Centre for Simulation in Health and Care, a safe and supportive environment where we use innovative technologies to simulate real-life scenarios- Work closely with the University of Portsmouth Social Work Inclusion Group (SWIG), to help you understand service user experiences- Build your professional experience by spending 200 days on placement working with vulnerable people, service users and carers in the community**Approved by:**This course is approved by Social Work England.**Supporting your application**We welcome students from diverse backgrounds including those who have experience of social care. If you're a care leaver, or if you feel you need further information or support to apply for this course, we can offer you a virtual support session to help guide you through the admissions process.We'll send you details of this after you apply. You'll also get as much support as you need through phone and email, and have access to ongoing personal and financial support during your course. **Careers and opportunities**Social workers provide essential care and support to adults and children who need it most. They work directly with people in need, as well as their families and other carers, and offer care that includes counselling, independent life skills, and mental and/or physical health support. This BSc (Hons) Social Work degree will train you for a rewarding and challenging career as a social worker. You'll study topics including safeguarding, law and social policy, and social work practice with children and adults, and learn through simulation, group work and skills workshops.When you successfully complete the course, you'll be eligible to apply to be a registered social worker and to work in settings such as social care, drug and alcohol services, domestic abuse services and schools. You could also continue your studies to postgraduate level with an MSc Social Work. **What areas can you work in with a social work degree?**You could work in areas such as:- social care settings- rehabilitation services- criminal justice- voluntary organisations- advocacy agencies- housing advice- education settings such as schools and colleges**Graduate roles and destinations**Roles our graduates have taken on include:- social worker- care manager- missing children and child exploitation coordinator - family support worker- housing adviser- independent domestic violence adviser- adult wellbeing manager- primary mental health worker- learning disability practitionerThey've gone to work for organisations including:- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)- Mind- Hampshire County Council- Portsmouth City Council- Essex County Council- Spectrum Centre for Independent Living- Southern Advocacy Services**Placements and work experience**You'll do at least 2 work placements on this course, giving you more than 200 days of practical experience. You'll also take part in skills days at our simulation centre, learning from people with lived experience of social work.You can do placements in various areas to develop your social work skills and knowledge, including:- social care settings for children and families- social care settings for adults- residential care for people with disabilities- community mental health teams- hospital social work departments- voluntary organisations working with both children and adults- advocacy agencies- drug and alcohol treatment centres- homelessness projects- schools

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 77 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    121 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.66 73%



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