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Social work

Undergraduate courses starting in 2022

Social workers support and empower people to make changes and improve lives. They act to protect vulnerable people whilst respecting and promoting human rights.

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 will demonstrate how the profession has developed internationally.

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


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Photo of Kate Farrar at a desk in a cafe with a laptop
‘I knew that a degree in social work would be something I would be passionate about.’
Kate Farrar BSc (Hons) Social Work and Applied Social Studies alumni (2014)