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Why study Social Work at UEA?

We are an internationally renowned academic department dedicated to research and teaching. We have a strong interdisciplinary focus with a reputation for policy and practice relevant empirical research.

Our students benefit from high quality research led teaching that emphasises the knowledge, skills, and values of social work, especially the importance of relationship-based practice, combined with excellent placement opportunities that enable students to become confident social workers.

Our social work graduates go on to become first rate practitioners working with children and families, people with mental health problems, and older and disabled people in a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies. Following our success in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, we maintain our position as one of the top social work and social policy research units in the UK.

We are a prestigious and also an inclusive School, educating young and mature students from diverse racial and social class backgrounds. Our staff profile reflects this diverse representation too.