Social Work

BA SOCIAL WORK

Key details 

BA SOCIAL WORK

Start Year
2021
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
L501
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll experience a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including essays, an exam, class tests, recorded role-plays and portfolio reviews.

In each module you’ll undertake a formative assessment, on which you’ll receive feedback. This will help prepare for your summative assessment which contributes to your overall mark. This helps you achieve the best possible result.

All summative assessments must be passed before a student can progress to the next year of study.

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Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 2

You’ll experience a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including essays, an exam, class tests, recorded role-plays and portfolio reviews.

In each module you’ll undertake a formative assessment, on which you’ll receive feedback. This will help prepare for your summative assessment which contributes to your overall mark. This helps you achieve the best possible result.

All summative assessments must be passed before a student can progress to the next year of study.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 3

You’ll experience a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including essays, an exam, class tests, recorded role-plays and portfolio reviews.

In each module you’ll undertake a formative assessment, on which you’ll receive feedback. This will help prepare for your summative assessment which contributes to your overall mark. This helps you achieve the best possible result.

All summative assessments must be passed before a student can progress to the next year of study.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll experience a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including essays, an exam, class tests, recorded role-plays and portfolio reviews.

In each module you’ll undertake a formative assessment, on which you’ll receive feedback. This will help prepare for your summative assessment which contributes to your overall mark. This helps you achieve the best possible result.

All summative assessments must be passed before a student can progress to the next year of study.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

You’ll experience a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including essays, an exam, class tests, recorded role-plays and portfolio reviews.

In each module you’ll undertake a formative assessment, on which you’ll receive feedback. This will help prepare for your summative assessment which contributes to your overall mark. This helps you achieve the best possible result.

All summative assessments must be passed before a student can progress to the next year of study.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 3

You’ll experience a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including essays, an exam, class tests, recorded role-plays and portfolio reviews.

In each module you’ll undertake a formative assessment, on which you’ll receive feedback. This will help prepare for your summative assessment which contributes to your overall mark. This helps you achieve the best possible result.

All summative assessments must be passed before a student can progress to the next year of study.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

BBB

BTEC

DDM in a related subject (e.g. Health & Social Care). Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration

Scottish highers

AABBB

Scottish highers advanced

CCC

Irish leaving certificate

2 subjects at H2, 4 subjects at H3

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3

European Baccalaureate

70%

International Baccalaureate

31 points

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE. We will accept functional skills in Mathematics as an alternative to the Mathematics GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an essay, instructions will be provided.

Experience

All applicants are required to have gained at least 6 months paid or voluntary work experience of helping people and working with others in a Social Work/Social Care environment.  Further information about work experience can be found in our Work Experience Leaflet

If shortlisted and invited to interview, applicants will be required to provide an additional reference. This should be a professional reference providing details of your ability in a caring/helping capacity, to complement your academic reference provided on the UCAS application.

Health

Applicants are asked to declare that they are of satisfactory physical and mental health.

Disclosure and Barring Service

The course you are applying for is ‘exempt’ from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore, you are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ (i.e. filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) on your UCAS application.

The amendments to the Exceptions Order provide that certain ‘spent’ convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are not subject to disclosure, and cannot be taken into account.  Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service Website. Further information can also be found on the Nacro website https://www.nacro.org.uk

Successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

 

 

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

Social Work is not available for International students.

Interviews

Currently interviews are online this is expected to continue until Spring 2021.  There will be an activity exploring group participation in addition to an individual interview. 

Short listed applicants will be invited to interview prior to being offered for a place on the course. The interview will last around 45 minutes and the interview panel will consist of an academic  and a service user/carer.

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year. We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

This course is open to UK and EU applicants only. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 1545605

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

Scholarships and Funding

NHS bursaries are currently available for our Social Work BA, but the provision of NHS bursaries is currently subject to review by the Department of Health. For further information visit: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/student-services

Decisions about bursary allocations will be made in the summer before your first year commences, and all candidates who are holding offers will be informed shortly afterwards. It is anticipated that the School of Social Work will not receive the full number of bursaries for the number of places due to the Department of Health’s review.

Course Reference Number: 1545605

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option. 

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom.  It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Course Reference Number: 1545605
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
L501
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3
Train to become a first rate social work practitioner at UEA. Social work is about working with people, usually to help them achieve their goals, sometimes to protect them or others. You could work with children, young people, parents, people with mental health problems, people with physical disabilities or learning disabilities, older people, and with relatives and friends who care for them. At UEA, we see social work as a practical and ethical profession that helps people and makes a difference to their lives. Our social work training is among the most highly regarded in the country. You’ll graduate ready to start your social work career. In time, you could become a leader in the field as an innovator, practice leader, senior manager, policy maker, researcher or lecturer.
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