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Social work

Undergraduate courses starting in 2020

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

Social work is a profession that is centred on 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.

We see social work as a global occupation and our teaching focusses on preparing you for international work.

By studying social work, you’ll learn how to:

  • undertake direct work with service users
  • assess needs
  • respond to crisis situations
  • advocate on behalf of individuals or communities
  • work with a range of professionals from many different disciplines

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


Social Work and Applied Social Studies BSc


The awards, accolades and league table rankings for this subject.

‘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)