A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a related subject (e.g. Education, Sociology, Social Policy, Politics, Psychology, Law, Health and/or Social Care).
A 2:1 (or above) UK Honours degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a non-related subject with the appropriate experience will be considered.
Applicants must demonstrate how their previous experience in paid employment, or structured voluntary work, with a relevant organisation has prepared them for a career in social work. While there is no formal requirement for a set amount of time spent getting work experience we normally expect at least a year’s full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience. Applicants should also demonstrate what they have learnt from their own life/educational/work/voluntary experiences as appropriate to their life stage and how these have prepared them for a career in social work. Each application will be considered on an individual basis.
All applicants must hold a GCSE Grade C (or grade 4) in English Language and Mathematics or an acceptable equivalent at application stage, and must possess basic IT skills prior to the start of the programme.
An ability to communicate accurately and clearly in spoken and written English and the ability to think critically and analytically
Applicants will need to provide two references: an academic reference from their first degree and a character reference from someone who can testify to their suitability for a career in Social Work;
All applicants must demonstrate:
- appropriate personal qualities and life experiences
- ability to reflect on and positively learn from significant events in their life
- recent undertaking of pre-course preparatory work either by making use of training opportunities within their work or by undertaking relevant study
- the ability to express themselves orally and in writing and the ability to think critically and analytically
- and an understanding of the role of research in informing social work practice.
This is a highly selective course and only the strongest applicants will be invited for interview.