What you will study

Year 1

  • Service Users, Carers and Communities
  • The Legislative and Policy Context of Social Work
  • Human Growth and Communication Skills
  • Understanding Society
  • Role of the Social Work Practitioner (including the block 20-day Practice Learning Opportunity)
  • Technologies...
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UCAS is the UK's Universities and Colleges Administration System.

If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.

Entry Requirements

  • 280 UCAS tariff points, eg, BBC at A-levels (excluding General Studies).
  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, to include Mathematics and English Language or equivalents.
  • Relevant Work Experience – At least 12 weeks (approximately 420 hours) carried out in a supervised social care setting/agency with a reference from the supervisor submitted with your application.
  • Enhanced DBS check.

Access course requirements: Must complete 60 credits overall with at least 45 at level 3 and 15 at level 2. Of the 45 credits at level 3, you will need a minimum of 6 distinctions, 33 merits and 6 passes. *If you do not have the Mathematics GCSE at grade C you will need to complete 12 level 2 credits in Numeracy within your Access course.
*If you do not have the English Language GCSE at grade C you will need to complete 12 level 2 credits in Communication within your Access course.
Please note we not accept the online Access course for entry onto this course

Applications taken for only one branch of Nursing/Midwifery or Social Work.

2014 Update

The University is unable to accept any further applications for this course for entry September 2014 due to the unprecedented number of applications that have been submitted. If you are interested in studying a related course at the University please visit the following web pages:

BN Nursing (Learning Disabilities)
BSc Health and Social Care
Foundation Degree Community Health and Well Being

Tuition Fees

UK and EU

The fee for this course in 2014 is £8,250.

The fee for this course in 2015 is £9,000

To find out what fee you will actually pay, please visit our money website.


To find international fees, visit our international website.


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2014
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2015


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Career Options

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