• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Two Years
  • Start Date: September 2019

Course Overview

Social workers are the advisers, advocates, and counsellors for the vulnerable and troubled members of society. As a social worker you'll be aware of the impact of social issues including poverty, deprivation and inclusivity. Working towards solutions and managing individual's unique problems, social workers strive to improve the quality of life for others.

The choice to become a social worker is not a decision that should be taken lightly. We want people who are committed to their future career and determined to make a difference to the lives of others.

We're looking for students with life experience. Preferably students will have worked with a variety of people either in employment or as a volunteer. This may include working with young people, for a charity or in a care home. We want to see previous success of helping people and a determination to continue.

What will this course cover?

We've made sure that our course covers the standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) so you can apply for registration as a social worker straight after the course.

The course combines classroom theory with real-life practice. You'll gain hands on experience working alongside current social workers. They'll be able to guide you, offer you advice and prepare you for your career.

Once qualified, you can work within a range of settings including local authorities, hospitals, and voluntary services for drug and alcohol users or youth justice services.

Course Details

UCAS CODE: L500

With an excellent teaching team to support you, we do all we can to prepare you for your career as a social worker. Your experiences at Bucks will shape your development and build your skills. By the time you leave you'll be independent and ready to make a difference.

Our lecturers have all worked in social work and draw upon their experiences to help you to understand the framework governing social work.

What are the course entry requirements?

Typically students on this course will have a 2:1 degree. However you may be considered if you have a 2:2 and significant experience. Social work is both an academic and vocational course so it's important you show success in your previous education and have experience.

Students must hold GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent. On the application form you must list all your qualifications.

Selection days

If your application is assessed as meeting our criteria, you will be invited to a selection day. Selection days are a crucial part of the application process for social work courses at Bucks. If you are invited to a selection day, you will take part in a group discussion and an individual interview. You will also have to complete a written test, for which you will be able to prepare in advance.

Once you have attended and participated fully in a selection day, we will then make a decision on whether to offer you a place and you will be informed via UCAS Track.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Course Modules

Year 1 Modules

  • Sociology, Psychology and Social Policy
  • Preparation for Intervention with Service Users
  • Putting the law into Practice
  • Practice Learning 1
  • Developing Social Work Skills for Practice

Year 2 Modules

  • Research Methods for Social Work
  • Practice Learning 2
  • Inter-Professional Practice
  • Dissertation

Fees

How much does it cost

Full Time Home and EU 2019/20: £8,750 per year

Full Time International 2019/20: £11,500 per year

Please note that these fees are for 2018-19 entry.

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023
advice@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow

Employability

What are my career prospects

From day one we'll be preparing you for your future. We make sure all our graduates are confident, independent and ready for work.

Throughout your time with us we'll support you on your journey to becoming a Social Worker. We'll help you to develop crucial skills, enabling you to become flexible in your thinking and stay calm even in a crisis.

Here at Bucks, we have a high employability rate for social work. We make sure all our graduates leave confident in their skills and able to impress employers. We have good relationships with local employers who are always impressed with how prepared our graduates are for the transition from University to work.


The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.