COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

Social Work

BA (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

There aren’t many careers or degree courses that make you feel like you’re giving back to society in the way Social Work can.

Social Work is much more than ‘helping people’. At its best it saves lives, protects vulnerable people from harm and enhances the life chances of those in social need. This course engages the head, the heart and the hands because theoretical knowledge, practical experience and human compassion are all essential requisites of an effective social worker. 

Ranked in the UK’s top 20 universities for Social Work in the Guardian University Guide 2018, Coventry has been educating social workers for over 50 years. Professionally accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), on completion, you will be eligible to apply to the HCPC to register as a social worker.

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Programme description

There aren’t many careers or degree courses that make you feel like you’re giving back to society in the way Social Work can.

Social Work is much more than ‘helping people’. At its best it saves lives, protects vulnerable people from harm and enhances the life chances of those in social need. This course engages the head, the heart and the hands because theoretical knowledge, practical experience and human compassion are all essential requisites of an effective social worker. 

Ranked in the UK’s top 20 universities for Social Work in the Guardian University Guide 2018, Coventry has been educating social workers for over 50 years. Professionally accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), on completion, you will be eligible to apply to the HCPC to register as a social worker.

See the facilities available in our brand new Science and Health Building

Key Modules

Successful completion of your course of study with us leads to your eligibility to seek registration with the HCPC in England with the protected title of ‘Social Worker’.

Career prospects in social work continue to be good and, as a graduate, you can seek employment locally, regionally and nationally in local authorities, voluntary agencies, housing associations, education, charities and private and voluntary organisations. Fields of practice are broad and include children and families, youth offending, mental health, learning disabilities and older adults.

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences’ own Employability and Placements Unit can help you to find suitable work placements and give you advice on how to get the most out of them.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Module & Subject

Year1

  • Introduction to Social Work

  • Philosophy and Ethics for Social Work

  • Social Work Theory and Methods

  • Law and Social Work Practice: Children and Families

  • Law and Social Work Practice: Adults

  • Communication Skills for Social Work

  • Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing

  • Readiness to Practice Social Work

Year2

  • Social Work Practice 1 (70 days)

  • Applied Psychology: Human Growth and Development

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable People

  • Sociological Theory in Practice

  • Social Research Methods

Year3

  • Social Work Practice 2 (100 days)

  • Social and Critical Pedagogy: International Perspectives

  • Organisational Context of Social Work

  • Independent Research Project

Entry Requirements

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires an IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 6.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 3 years
Course Fee:  12600.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Coventry University ,Priory Street,Coventry, United Kingdom
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER