Social Work BSc (Hons)





Start this course in February 2018.

Starting with us in February also means you are eligible for a £450 Welcome Package and guaranteed accommodation.

About the course

If you want a career in social work, working with people in need, this degree is the qualifying award you need. This degree is the first step towards a professional career in which continuous professional development will play an important part in your future.

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council to provide eligibility to apply to the professional register, when registered you will be able to pursue a professional social work career in a range of settings.

The course aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to enter a career in social work with adults and children in statutory and private, voluntary and independent sectors at qualification level.

Qualified social workers follow professional careers in a variety of settings and thrive in complex and unpredictable situations. Social work graduates are equipped with resilience, in-depth knowledge of specialist areas and the ability to respond to change.

This degree is at the forefront of knowledge, skills and practice development for social work. It combines practical experience, skills development and academic study to prepare you to work in the rapidly changing and challenging field of social work, through a mix of theoretical and skills-based units- with a focus on applying theory to your practice.

This is a popular, competitive course and selection involves an interview, written task and group exercise. Local employers and people with experience of social work services are involved in our selection processes, and we look for students showing a natural ability to work with people in need.

Find out about financial help via the Social Work Bursary



Social Work - BSc (Hons) - University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - L501
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 3 Years
  • Attendance - Full time
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Why choose this course?

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?



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How will I be assessed?

Entry requirements

  • We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

    UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

  • At least 112 points with 96 points from at least 2 A level passes
  • At least 112 points with Distinction Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction* Distinction* in BTEC Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma (with 12 merits and 12 distinctions at level 3)
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.
  • For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff view the UCAS tariff calculator

    Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

    T: +44 (0)1582 743500
    E: admission@beds.ac.uk

  • As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

    We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details

  • Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team.

  • English GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Maths GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Interview
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Health screening
  • 12 months' relevant work experience

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Fees and Funding

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time tuition fee is £11,500 per year A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Extra costs for this course

On this course you will do practice placements away from the campus.

The basic NHS Social Work Bursary provides £862.50 (2015 figure) for placement travel costs. In most cases this covers all travel and associated costs e.g. car parking.

*The information above is for guidance only. Exact costs may vary.

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How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

    Find out more about how to apply

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