We use cookies to ensure the best user experience and to serve tailored advertising. To learn more about our cookies and how to manage them, please visit our cookie policy

Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.


  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.


  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.


  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.
Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Coach Lane Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Being a social worker is a demanding but incredibly rewarding career. On the BSc (Hons) Social Work at Northumbria you will have direct involvement in people’s lives in order to help safeguard their best interests, even if they do not always recognise this for themselves.Our course will allow you to develop your learning and personal attributes to secure a successful career within the field of social work. BSc (Hons) Social Work is delivered through a range of learning methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials as well as 170 days of assessed placements in the final two years of study. BSc (Hons) Social Work at Northumbria University is endorsed by The College of Social Work and rated third in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2013. Here you will be taught by leading academics who have extensive practical experience in a wide range of social work contexts.Successful completion of the course will enable you to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), a legal requirement for all practicing social workers in the UK.Many of our graduates from this course go on to work as social workers, dealing with children in need, caring for users with substance or alcohol misuse, people who are homeless or those suffering with mental health problems. Graduates have successful careers in organisations such as local authorities or voluntary sectors, such as NSPCC, as well as going on to further education.PlacementsAs well as academic study, students will undertake two practice placements (170 Hours) in social work settings and have the opportunity to demonstrate they are able to meet the required standards and professional capabilities for social work.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

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

Entry requirements

Choose a qualification


UCAS Points : 120

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculatorSubject Requirements:There are no specific subject requirements for this course. GCSE Requirements:Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.Additiona


University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in law, design, engineering, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 130 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 83 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    141 81%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%



Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...



Thanks for your feedback!