September 2023 entry: Please note that we are no longer accepting applications onto this course for 2023 entry.
In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in practice to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process, and we will update this page to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded. These changes will come into effect for all new students from September 2025 entry. Applicants will be notified by our admissions team of any changes.
Why study BA (Hons) Social Work at BU?
- This course has been ranked within the top five in its subject area for the past three years according to The Guardian league tables
We have close ties with local employers, as well as our service user and care partnerships, so you will have the opportunity to develop strong working relationships with those already in the profession
- Statutory placements throughout the course mean you will gain lots of relevant experience, operating in real-world settings
- You’ll leave us equipped with the specialist knowledge and practical skills needed to deal with issues in areas including child protection, fostering and adoption, adult safeguarding, mental health, substance use, hospital discharge and disability
- This course has received an overall 85% satisfaction rating from our final year students.
Approved by Social Work England
This course is approved by Social Work England, which means you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker on successful completion of the course.
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Next start date:
September 2023, September 2024
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
3 years, including mandatory placements
Social Work England
All subjects considered
For September 2023 entry: 120 - 136 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM.
For more information check out our full entry requirements.