Social work

Undergraduate courses starting in 2018

Social workers work with individuals and families to help improve their lives. They act as advocates, and direct people to the services they may need.

Social work is a profession that is centred around people. You will learn how to support a wide range of people in diverse and complex situations. You’ll develop professional capabilities in respect of social work knowledge, values and skills.

Professionally qualified social workers work in multidisciplinary environments to empower individuals, families and communities within society.


Learning experience

Expert academics

You’ll learn from academics with expertise in the social sciences and social work. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Graduate employability

As a professionally qualified social worker, you might work in a range of health and social care settings. Increasingly, employment opportunities arise in multidisciplinary settings where social workers work alongside education, health care and legal professionals.

Companies and organisations our graduates have gone on to work for include :

  • The NHS
  • Foster Care Associates
  • Trauma Recovery Centre
  • Sirona Care and Health
  • Somerset County Council

Find out more about what our graduates go on to do.

“I feel really confident that having studied at the University of Bath I am prepared to go out into the world of social work.”
Alison Walker

BSc (Hons) Social Work and Applied Social Studies (2013)