Social Work and Applied Social Studies BSc (Hons)

3 years, starting in September 2020

Prepare yourself for a career as a professional social worker. Develop and apply your knowledge of sociology, social policy, psychology and research methods.

On this degree you’ll study the social sciences as a foundational base. Within this, you will develop more specific social work knowledge, values and skills.

As part of the course, you will apply your knowledge to the practice of social work. This is through the undertaking of 170 assessed practice days in Years 2 and 3, plus 30 skills days. You will gain research skills with particular focus on investigation, assessment and critical analysis.

In the first year, you will explore key topics in social policy, research methods, sociology and psychology. You will also be introduced to social work and learn about social work values. This will prepare you to apply your professional skills and theoretical and research knowledge to practice.

In Years 2 and 3 you will build on this by studying areas of social work practice, including social work with children and families, mental health social work and social work with adults. You will also develop analytical, problem- based learning and transferable skills.

Professional practice placement

This course includes two mandatory social work practice placements. These take place in years 2 and 3.

In your practice placement, you will apply your knowledge, skills and professional understanding to direct practice with service users.

We offer practice learning opportunities in a range of organisations, such as user-led agencies, small or large voluntary groups, independent or private agencies, local authority social work teams and health trusts.

We work in partnership with several local councils and social care providers that supply our professional practice placements. These include:

  • Alzheimer's Support
  • Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership
  • Bath Mind
  • Bath & North East Somerset Council
  • Carers Support organisations
  • Curo
  • Developing Health & Independence
  • Dorset County Council
  • Julian House
  • NSPCC
  • Somerset County Council
  • Swindon Borough Council
  • Virgin Care
  • Wiltshire Council

Teaching

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.

International partners

Our international partnerships provide you with the opportunity for overseas fieldwork and study tours.

Careers

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:

  • Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
  • First Steps
  • Bristol City Council
  • Virgin Care (formally Sirona Care & Health)
  • Slough Children’s Services Trust
Find out what our graduates go on to do

Course structure

This course lasts 3 years. It starts in September 2020 and ends in 2023. Induction week starts on 21 September 2020.


Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

At Bath, our courses are made up of units of study. Compulsory units cover core concepts that you'll need to understand as part of your degree programme. Some of our courses also offer the opportunity for you to study optional units. These allow you to specialise in particular areas of knowledge that interest you.

As an undergraduate, you will be expected to take 60 credits (ECTS) in each academic year. These are usually split into 30 credits for each semester you study. Sixty credits are the equivalent of 1200 notional hours of study; this includes contact time with staff and your own independent learning.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Learning and assessment


Learning

  • Lectures
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Attendance
  • Coursework
  • Essay
  • Portfolio
  • Seminar
  • Written examination

Typical assessment breakdown

This average assessment breakdown is based on a typical choice of optional units. Your specific unit choices will determine the actual breakdown of assessment methods that you will experience.

% written exam

% practical exam

% coursework

Year Written Exam Practical Exam Coursework
Year 1 20% 0% 80%
Year 2 16% 0% 84%
Year 3 0% 0% 100%

Typical contact time breakdown

This average contact time breakdown is based on a typical choice of optional units. Scheduled learning and teaching may include: lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Your optional unit choices will determine your actual personal contact hours.

% time in scheduled learning and teaching

% time in independent study

% time in placement/year abroad

Year Scheduled Independent Placement
Year 1 32% 68% 0%
Year 2 16% 64% 20%
Year 3 16% 74% 10%

This information shows typical student contact time based on information from the 2016/17 academic year. For new courses, this information is based on a typical choice of optional units.

Professional accreditations

By studying this course you will get workplace experience and learn about new developments in the profession.


‘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)

Entry requirements


Your application should demonstrate that you have personal, volunteering and/or employment experience that's relevant to social work or social care, and that you are capable of studying social work at degree level.

We will give consideration to candidates who wish to claim accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) status on a case-by-case basis. However, the practice placement units cannot be accredited through prior learning from other institutions or from personal or practice experience and must be completed as a part of the course. Please contact us to discuss any application involving APEL before applying.

We are aware that the context in which you are studying can have an impact on your ability to perform your best in exams and coursework, or limit which subjects or qualifications you are able to study at your school or college. We take this into careful consideration through our contextual admissions process.

Origin of qualifications

British qualifications

A level Typical offer

ABB

ABB in three A level subjects.

If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

A level Alternative offer

BBB

Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

BBB in three A level subjects plus one of:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification
  • grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our dedicated page.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Typical offer

35 points

35 points overall and 6,5,5 in three Higher Level subjects.

BTEC RQF Typical offer

DDM

DDM in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF).

BTEC QCF Typical offer

DDD

DDD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF).

Cambridge Technical Typical offer

DDD

DDD in the Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Cambridge Pre-U Typical offer

D3, M1, M1

D3, M1, M1 in three principal subjects.

Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer

M1, M1, M1

Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

M1, M1, M1 in three principal subjects plus one of:

  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our dedicated page.

Scottish Highers Typical offer

AB in Advanced Highers

AB in two Advanced Highers.

We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AABBB in their Highers.

Access to HE Diploma Typical offer

27 credits at Distinction

A pass in the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 27 credits awarded at Distinction and 12 credits awarded at Merit or above.

Ideally your Access to HE Diploma should cover relevant social sciences units, such as: Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology, or Education.

Open University credits Typical offer

Pass units worth 120 credits including a minimum of a Pass 3 with 65% in a relevant Level 2 unit.

Typically, we would be looking for you to have studied units worth at least 120 credits including at least 30 credits at Level 2. We would generally be looking for you to have taken relevant units in essay-based subjects, preferably but not exclusively in social sciences. This information is a guide and we consider students applying with Open University Credits on a case-by-case basis. We will consider your application carefully and take note of any previous qualifications or relevant work experience. We may be able to consider alternative units to those listed. Please contact us to discuss your profile.

Taking OU credits may be counted as degree-level study by the Student Loans Company and therefore may be counted as previous study and have an impact on your ability to access student loans/grants for the entirety of your chosen degree. We recommend that you discuss this in detail with the SLC before following this progression route to the University of Bath.

Combinations of qualifications Typical offer

Your application will be considered individually based on the particular combination of qualifications and subjects that you are taking.

We can consider combinations of accepted qualifications, of which some common examples are:

  • AB in two A level subjects plus M in the BTEC National Extended Certificate (RQF) or D in the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF)
  • A in one A level subject plus DM in the BTEC National Diploma (RQF)
  • AB in two A level subjects plus M1 in a Pre-U Principal Subject
  • AB in two A level subjects plus 5 in an IB HL Certificate. While we do not consider the IB Careers Programme for entry, we are able to consider the combinations of components that are typically offered by this route, such as BTEC and IB HL Certificate combinations
  • AB in two A level subjects excluding Accounting plus B in the LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS)

We can also consider combinations that are not listed and that do not include A levels. You should read the information about essential and preferred subjects and subject combinations. We cannot consider different qualifications in the same subject area.

CACHE Typical offer

A in the Level 3 CACHE Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education.

Your previous academic study is also important. For example, if you have taken GCSEs we will be looking for you to have achieved a strong set of grades.

GCSE requirements

GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4 plus GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from English language category B).

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Swedish qualifications

Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate)

*Pass with A in 600 credits and B in a further 1400 credits. *

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Norwegian qualifications

Vitnemål for videregående opplæring (Leaving certificate from upper secondary school)

An average of 4 in the common core subjects and an average of 4.3 across six optional programme courses. These requirements are for the Specialisation in General Studies programme. Please contact us if you are taking a different programme

We consider your grades in final assessment for each subject, or in examinations where you do not have a final assessment for that subject.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Danish qualifications

Studenterexamen (STX)

A weighted average mark of 9.

We may be able to consider your application if you are taking the Højere Handelseksamen (HHX), Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX), Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF). Please contact us to discuss our requirements.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Lithuanian qualifications

Brandos Atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

8.75 overall with 90, 85, 85 in three state exams.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Bulgarian qualifications

Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie (DIPZO)

5.4 overall with 5.5 in a state matriculation exam (excluding Bulgarian).

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Hungarian qualifications

Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate)

80% and 70% in two Higher subjects plus 5, 5, 4 in three Standard subjects.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Polish qualifications

Certificate of Maturity

85, 80, 80 in three extended subjects.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Romanian qualifications

Diplomă de Bacalaureat

8.8 overall with 9.0, 8.5, 8.5 in three subjects .

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Italian qualifications

Diploma di Esame di Stato

An overall score of 85% in the classical, languages or scientific pathway with 9, 8, 8 in three subjects from your final report card.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Irish qualifications

Irish Leaving Certificate

H2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 in 6 Irish Leaving Certificates.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

French qualifications

French Baccalaureate

14 overall with 15 in either Economics and Social Sciences or History and Geography.

Option Internationale du Baccalaureat (OIB)

13 overall with 15 in either Economics and Social Sciences or History and Geography.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

European qualifications

European Baccalaureate

76% overall with 8.5 in one subject.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Spanish qualifications

Titulo de Bachiller

A score of 8 overall.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

German qualifications

Abitur

1.8 overall in the German Abitur

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Greek qualifications

Apolytirion

18.5 in the Apolytirion plus AB in two A levels .

We cannot accept the Apolytirion unless it is studied alongside A levels. We do not accept Pan Hellenic examinations in place of an A level.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 193 with no less than 175 in all elements
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components

If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding information for Social Work and Applied Social Studies BSc (Hons)


Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

These fees are for the academic year 2020/21 only. Tuition fees are liable to increase annually for all University of Bath students.

Home, Island and EU students

Tuition fee for the academic year 2020/21

£9,250

Legal information

UK undergraduate fees are regulated by the government. These fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

If you are an EU undergraduate student starting your studies in or before 2020/21, your fees will be the same as the UK undergraduate fee for the length of your course.

Overseas students

Tuition fee for the academic year 2020/21

£18,000

Legal information

You should budget for an increase of up to 5% each year for every further year of study; we will not increase your fees each year by more than this percentage and the amount will be set out on our fee page in December for the following academic year.

If you aren't paying your fees in British pounds, you should also budget for possible fluctuations in your own currency.

Extra costs

The following course-related costs are not included in your fees:

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

£50 payable at the start of your course. You will also be required to register with the DBS update service for each year of your degree. The current cost of the update service is £13 per year.

Placement Travel Costs

You are responsible for covering the cost of travel to your placement in Years 2 and 3. These costs will vary depending on your placement location. If you are eligible for a social work bursary, then you may find some of these costs covered through the Placement Travel Allowance. The NHS bursary website has further details.

See advice on budgeting and more information about day-to-day costs.

How to pay

Tuition fee loans

If you are studying an undergraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.

Read more about tuition fee loans

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. This is in addition to your student loan and you do not have to pay it back.

The NHS offers a bursary for this course.

Read more about bursaries and scholarships

Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information


  • Course title
    Social Work and Applied Social Studies
  • Final award
    BSc (Hons)
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    L501
  • Institution code
    B16
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • UK/EU application deadline
    15 January 2020
  • Overseas deadline
    15 January 2020
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply
  • Regulator

Selection process

If you pass an initial assessment based on your application you will be invited to attend an interview. You will be provided with guidance on this in advance, so you can come fully prepared.

Due to the nature of this degree, you will be asked to declare whether or not you have any relevant spent or unspent criminal convictions as part of completing your UCAS application. Should you declare that you have a conviction we will contact you for further information and you will be considered in line with our policy on applicants with criminal convictions.

You will also need to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check when you join this course. You will be asked to register for the DBS update service for the duration of your degree which allows you to keep your DBS certificate up to date for practice placements.

We are unable to consider applicants for deferred entry due to the nature of the selection process.

Immigration requirements

If you need a Tier 4 Student visa to study in the UK, you will not be able to join this course.

If you are an EU or EEA national (except if you are an Irish national) and you do not currently live in the UK, please contact us at admissions@bath.ac.uk for advice on how Brexit may affect your ability to study this course before you apply.

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