All Courses Applying to Hull Accommodation Money Visit us Undergraduate Social Work BA (Hons) Study What you'll study About Find out how this course is structured Entry The course requirements Future prospects What the future holds Choose a year of entry 2017 2018 Select your option View details of Social Work What you'll study * All modules are subject to availability BA (Hons) First year In the first year of the full-time course you study: Human Development Across the Life Course • Social Work and Society • Becoming a Research-Minded Practitioner • Social Work and the Law • Theoretical Foundations of Practice • Practice Skills Development 1. Second year In year 2 you will complete your first placement (70 days) and study: Understanding the Contexts of Service Users' Lives • Practice Skills Development 2 • Mental Health and Social Work • Social Work with Adults • Social Work with Children and Families. Final year In your third year you will be given the opportunity to study a specialist module. Options currently include: Social Work and Substance Misuse; Social Work Loss, Dying and Bereavement; and Working with Young Offenders. You will also complete your second placement (100 days) and study the core modules: Understanding the Contexts of Social Work Practice; and Practice Skills Development 3. International opportunities for Social Work studentsOpportunities exist for students to take part in our annual International Social Work Student Conference. This is a collaborative venture between the University of Hull, the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna (Austria), Mid Sweden University in Ostersund (Sweden), and CARITAS College of Social Work, Olomouc, (Czech Republic) which takes place every Easter. In 2017 the event will be hosted in Ostersund (Sweden). The three day conference provides an excellent opportunity for students to meet their counterparts from Europe and promote the mutual exchange of ideas and transfer of knowledge about social work between countries. Fees and funding UK/EU: £9,250 Overseas: £12,800 More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website. Find out more Admissions +44 (0)1482 466100 Health and Social Work International enquiries Where you'll study Blended between Hull Campus and work placements About the course The BA in Social Work enables you to develop a sound grounding in social work skills, knowledge and values and we are committed to training you to the highest intellectual and professional standards. This innovative and challenging three-year programme has been validated by the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council). Those who successfully complete the programme will be eligible to apply to register as a qualified social worker with the HCPC. The programme enjoys strong relationships with service users and carers and a range of statutory and voluntary agencies. You will experience high-quality placements which offer excellent learning opportunities and support in practice. You will also have the unique opportunity to apply for a placement in the University’s own voluntary social work agency, the Family Assessment and Support Unit (FASU), which was awarded one of the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education for its innovations in practice learning. L500 BA (Hons) 3 years Related courses Youth Work and Community Development Working with Children, Young People and Families Book an open day Apply Download our prospectus Entry requirements Tariff points: 120 points from 3 A levels (or appropriate Level 3 qualifications e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma) UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications. Applicants should have GCSE Maths and English Grade 4 or C, or equivalent Alternative qualifications IB Diploma: 28 points BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: DDM Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit University of Hull Certificate in Practice Skills for Health and Social Care (60 credits at Level 4 in appropriate subjects) Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a Selection Day and will complete a number of assessments as part of our selection process including an interview and written test. We offer places to applicants whose qualifications, experience, references and quality of application (including the personal statement) persuade us of their excellence. We are required by our regulatory body, the HCPC, to check that applicants are suitable to undertake social work training. All students who are invited to a Selection Day must complete a confidential self-declaration form outlining any and all previous convictions and cautions (including those 'spent') and any medical or health conditions that may affect their ability to undertake academic or social work practice tasks. All declarations are considered by our Support and Suitability Panel, comprising members of academic staff, a member of the University’s student welfare service and a member from one of our partner agencies. If offered a place on the course, students must also complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. International students (language requirements) If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires IELTS 7.0 overall, with 7.0 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses. Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements. Future prospects We organise a Careers Fair every Easter so that social work students can meet representatives from a range of employers from the statutory and independent sectors in the region and beyond. According to figures from our Careers Service, over 80% of our graduates are in employment within six months of completing their programmes, and over 90% of those are in graduate posts, mostly in local authorities. Whilst the most common occupation is that of social worker, our graduates are also employed as community workers, welfare rights advisers, housing officers, youth justice officers and drugs specialists. Some other graduates choose to embark upon post-graduate study in the service of enhancing their skills in therapeutic practice or research, and some have returned to the University of Hull to complete doctorates in social work.