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Social Work (Relevant Graduate Route) BSW (Hons)

Queen's University Belfast

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Social Work (with Honours) - BSW (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Social Work is a vocational subject, and the purpose of these degrees is to educate and train students to become qualified social workers - people who are in the frontline, and part of society's efforts to cope with many community and personal problems. Social workers play key roles in the delivery of services to care for people of all ages who are in need. They also exercise formal legal powers in response to many of society's problems such as child abuse, vulnerable adults, mental health problems, and working with offenders. The School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work is one of the leading centres of social work education in the UK, with The Times Good University Guide 2010 ranking Queen's University's Social Work education first out of the 74 universities in the UK offering the degree. In the delivery of our courses we are joined by a wide range of agency partners, who are an integral part of the development and delivery of these degrees. Our degrees are a mixture of academic study and assessed practice placements, which are supported by practice teachers in a variety of local social work agencies.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,400per year

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Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 : C

Applicants must have a minimum of a grade C in GCSE Mathematics or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Students with a relevant Honours degree (minimum standard 2.2) will be considered for admission to a shortened two-year course leading to the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. Graduates in any other subjects (minimum standard 2.2) who have successfully completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) will also be considered. Applicants with a Third class Honours degree will not be cons


University information

Queen's University Belfast

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  • Campus address

    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Queen’s is a lively, international and diverse campus with global recognition. It currently has over 3,000 international students from 80 different countries.
The university provides a high level of support on UK student visas to help students make a smooth transition from their home country to life in Belfast.
Queen's offers international students a dedicated pre-semester and engagement programme on arrival.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 83 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    124 71%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96 96%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



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