Entry criteria below detail typical offers. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.
An enhanced DBS check and relevant work experience is also required to study social work.
Relevant work experience
At least 12 weeks’ work experience (approximately 420 hours) carried out in a supervised social care setting or agency with a reference from the supervisor submitted with your application confirming you have completed the required hours. This work experience must be completed prior to you submitting your application, and you must clearly reference that you have undertaken a minimum of 420 hours in your personal statement.
We do not accept deferred applications for the Social Work degree.
We recommend reading through the guidance for Social Work applicants prior to submitting your application.
Typical A-Level Offer
Typical Welsh Bacc Offer
Grade C and BB at A Level
Typical BTEC Offer
BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit
Typical IB Offer
29 points to include 16 points at Higher Level
Typical Access to HE Offer
Pass with 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits equating to 15 Distinctions, 21 Merits and 9 Passes
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances