School of Social Work

The School of Social Work provides a rounded and supportive social work education that enables you to learn and practise essential skills, and explore the underlying psychological, sociological, ethical and policy ideas. 

We also deliver an extensive programme of courses for qualified social workers and other professionals for their continuing professional development, as well as postgraduate research opportunities. We base our courses on the latest insights, many of which come from research undertaken by the School itself. We have a strong reputation for interdisciplinary work, and our Centre for Research on Children and Families is at the forefront of research into vulnerable children and parenting.

 

BA

Social Work

Social work is a practical and ethical profession that makes a difference in people’s lives. Join us, and train to become a first-rate social work practitioner,...

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MA

Social Work

Study social work at one of the most highly regarded centres in the UK, internationally renowned for its leading role in social work education and research. You...

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(SWK-7019X) Assessed and Support Year in Employment (ASYE) North (Norfolk and Suffolk)

This module can be taken as a stand lone module or the credits can be put towards the MA in Advanced Social Work. It is possible to exit from the MA in...

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Postgraduate Certificate - Approved Mental Health Professional SWK-7009B & SWK-7010B

Credit value: 20 M Level credits for the introductory module (Policy, Practice and Evidence in Mental Health); 60 M Level credits for Post Graduate...

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MRes

Social Science Research Methods

Give yourself the edge by studying at an internationally renowned centre for impactful research. Whether you’re a recent graduate with an interest in research,...

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BA

Sociology

Get to grips with how society really works. You’ll explore how we fashion our identities, how communities change, how relationship dynamics work in families, and...

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BA

Sociology with a Year Abroad

Get to grips with how society really works. You’ll explore how we fashion our identities, how communities change, how relationship dynamics work in families, and...

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Postgraduate Research in Social Work

We are a top tier, research-led university and are committed to making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society. Our postgraduate...

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Research

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03 Dec 2021

Making the right decisions for children growing up in long-term foster care

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Picture of young child with their dad on the beach
24 Mar 2021

Building a picture of fathers in the family justice system in England

The invisibility of dads who lose access to their children because of concerns about child neglect or their ability to provide safe care comes under the...

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09 Oct 2020

UEA community celebrates four awards in Queen's Birthday Honours

Four pioneering female members of the University of East Anglia’s (UEA’s) community have been recognised for their lifelong work in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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24 Jun 2020

Study reveals impact of COVID-19 on young carers

The pressures facing young carers during the COVID-19 pandemic are revealed in new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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