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Social Work Bursary

If you are planning to study the BA (Hons) Social Work at BU, you may be eligible for a bursary during your second and third years of study.

These bursaries don’t need to be paid back, and are awarded in recognition of the fact that you are expected to undertake hands-on placements, limiting your ability to get a part-time job.

Social Work bursary for undergraduate students is:

  • awarded to eligible students (and you are allocated a capped place by BU)
  • available to both part-time and full-time students
  • a grant not a loan

These bursaries don’t need to be paid back, and are awarded in recognition of the fact that you are expected to undertake hands-on placements, limiting your ability to get a part-time job.

Each year, NHS bursaries publish ‘Your guide to social work bursaries’. You can access the latest version via the NHS bursaries website. The guide explains how to apply for a bursary, payment amounts, residency and eligibility. It includes timeframes for applications, decisions and payments.

The figures below are for students starting in September 2020. 

Please note, if you are planning to study the MA Social Work, please view information relevant to the MA bursary.