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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Social Work

UCAS Code: L501

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


112-128 UCAS tariff points required (social science based subjects preferred). Plus GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language and maths or certified equivalents. Successful interview, completed NHS health questionnaire and satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check for regulated activity required. Relevant study within the last 3 years required.

Pass QAA recognised Access course in a health, science or social sciences subject including 27 level 3 credits at merit. Plus level 2 modules in English and maths if GCSE grade C in English Language and maths not already obtained. Successful interview, completed NHS health questionnaire and satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check for regulated activity required. Relevant study within the last 3 years required.

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from 5 Irish highers/honours (social science subjects preferred). Successful interview, completed NHS health questionnaire and satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check for regulated activity required. Relevant study within the last 3 years required.

112 UCAS tariff points required (Distinction/Merit/Merit). Plus GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language and maths or certified equivalents. Successful interview, completed NHS health questionnaire and satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check for regulated activity required. Relevant study within the last 3 years required.

Minimum of 123 UCAS tariff points required from 4 or 5 highers (social science subjects preferred). Plus 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (or Standard grades 1 or 2, intermediate 2) including English Language and maths. Successful interview, completed NHS health questionnaire and satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check for regulated activity required. Relevant study within the last 3 years required.

112 UCAS tariff points required from at least 3 subjects (social science subjects preferred). Plus 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (or standard/intermediate grades 1 or 2) including English Language and maths. Successful interview, completed NHS health questionnaire and satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check for regulated activity required. Relevant study within the last 3 years required.

UCAS Tariff

112-128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Social work

**Course overview**: Our BA (Hons) Social Work has been endorsed and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council and provides you with the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges and developments in today’s contemporary social work practice.

We have an excellent record in our graduates getting professional employment and our graduates are highly regarded by local employers. All students participate in the same core curriculum so that you are equipped to undertake any job role suitable for a newly qualified social worker.

Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you may be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends.

It is a requirement of this course for students to complete supervised placements in years two and three. The majority of local authorities who work with the University to provide placement opportunities require students to have access to and use of a car and adequate insurance covering business use in order to attend visits. Without a full, valid, UK driving licence, access to and use of a car and the relevant car insurance in place, students may have extremely limited access to placements, and potentially the University may be unable to arrange placements on behalf of students at all. This will impact upon a student’s ability to complete the course.

As a result, as part of the admissions process, applicants will be asked to sign a declaration (normally when attending interview) to confirm that they hold a valid, UK driving licence, have access to a car which they can use for placements, and will put in place the correct level of car insurance required. Students may also be required to provide evidence of the same at any point either prior to or after enrolment.

If, due to individual circumstances, an applicant is unable to drive or has particular difficulties in accessing their own transport, these circumstances will be considered but should be discussed with the University at interview.

Achievement of BA (Hons) Social Work gives you eligibility to apply for registration as a social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council. The course includes two assessed placements in social work settings. The placements will be in different settings with different service user groups and at least one placement will normally be in a statutory setting or in a placement where statutory work can be experienced.

**After the course**: An honours degree in social work can lead to a long career as a professional social worker with adults or children. There are many job opportunities in local authority social work departments as well as voluntary sector organisations and increasingly new types of employers such as social enterprises and the private sector. The degree also provides you with transferable skills including report writing and interpersonal skills which can be applied across a range of graduate employment opportunities.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

The BA (Hons) Social Work uses a number of assessment approaches including essays, group and individual presentations, a dissertation, reports and assessment of skills in interacting with service users and carers, as well as being assessed on your practical social work skills on placements.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Social Work

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

71%
low
Social work

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
40%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Welfare professionals
2%
Other elementary services occupations

We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Social studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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