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Social Work, Care and Community

Want to make a difference? Social work, care and community offer some of the most rewarding, challenging and important jobs going – roles that give you the chance to meaningfully improve life for individuals, families, and even whole communities.

If you’re ready to make that kind of a difference, these hands-on, employed focused degrees will help you master the field’s theories and principles, and then apply them beyond the classroom – with people, individually and collectively.

Through work-based learning and teaching from qualified experts in the areas of social work and social care, our undergraduate courses will help you build the knowledge and skills to confidently work in partnership with people often going through particular challenges in their lives.

Employability is a key focus and our specialist staff bring years of experience of working and researching in the Health and Social Care sector and support our graduates achieving careers in social work, social care, mental health, youth work, policing, teaching, nursing and health promotion.

Designed to sharpen your skills and deepen your knowledge, our courses are notable for their focus on professional practice and subject expertise. You will be supported in focusing on, and specialising in, specific areas of practice through critical consideration of a range of concepts including power, law, social justice and human rights.

Sociology, social policy and psychology also inform our offer and we are proud to work collaboratively with employers, students, service users and carers in designing course materials to ensure they are effective and contemporary.

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100% of our BA (Hons) Social Work students are in employment or further study within six months of finishing their degree DLHE 2016/17

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