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Ulster University BSc (Hons) Social Work

Ulster University

Level 6


The BSc Hons in Social Work is a full time Honours Degree and professional qualification for those who wish to become a qualified Social Worker. The course is recognised by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council for purposes of registration as a social worker.


Duration: Session dependent
Hours per Week: Session dependent
Total Hours: Session dependent
Day(s): Session dependent
Start Time: Session dependent
End Time: Session dependent

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Course Content

Learners will study a variety of specialist modules to develop knowledge, skills and values relevant to professional social work practice. Year 1 modules: • Academic and Research Skills for Social Work; • Building and Maintaining a Professional Identity; • Introduction to Life Course Psychology; • Introduction to Service User Groups; • Introduction to Social Work Practice; • Preparation for Practice; • Social Work Law; and • Theories and Methods. Year 2 modules: • Assessment and Risk Assessment in Practice Settings; • Critical Perspectives and Skills for Contemporary Practice; • In second and third year, learners will undertake Professional Practice Placements; • Practice Learning Opportunity (85 days work placement); and • Working in Organisations.

Assessment Method

Learners are assessed by a range of assessment strategies including assignments, presentations, logbooks, examinations, group work, role plays, Learners reflections and competence in professional practice.

Progression Opportunities

Learners will undertake the first two years of their Social Work degree at South West College, Dungannon campus. In third year Learners transfer to Ulster University, Magee Campus. Following this, Learners can progress into employment in social work and complete their Assessed Year in Employment to become a fully qualified Social Worker.

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Entry Requirements

All applications must be made through UCAS. Learners who successfully complete a Personal Statement will attend a regional interview. Grades BBB at A level or equivalent and GCSE English and Maths Grade A-C are also required. 300 UCAS tariff points. Refer to general entry requirements.

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Course Costs

Total Fee Session dependent
Reduced Fee Session dependent

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Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 11 September 2017
Time: 00:00–00:00
Fee: £4,030.00
Reduced Fee: £0.00
Places Available: 0
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