Social Work

BA SOCIAL WORK

Key details 

BA SOCIAL WORK

Start Year
2022
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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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.

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Register interest   
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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   
Open Days   

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   
Open Days   

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   
Open Days   

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   
Open Days   

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

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

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

Application Process

Following initial screening an 800-1000 word essay will be requested and has to be submitted, prior to consideration for an interview.  Full instruction for the essay will be sent to applicants at the time of request.  We also require a Declaration of Suitability form to be completed, which will be sent you at the same time as the essay request. 

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.   We recognise that work experience opportunities may have been limited due to pandemic, please do contact Admissions to discuss your experience. 

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.

We advise you review  Research - School of Social Work - About - UEA to assist you with your decision of studying Social Work. 

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

Interviews

Interviews were online for 2021 entry.  For 2022 entry a decision is yet is to be made, this information will be updated as soon possible.   Full information of the interview process will be provided for shortlisted candidates. The format of the interview day is the same online as it is in-person.

The first part of the admissions day consists of an observed group activity. The activity will be observed by members of the interview panel and  will involve a university lecturer, social work practitioner or manager and a person with lived experience and gives you an opportunity to participate and communicate in a group. The group will consist of 2 – 6 social work applicants and your group members may vary in age and experience.  However, the focus of the activity is on how you participate and communicate during the task and not your specific knowledge or experience and there is no ‘right’ answer for this activity. 

Later in the day the interview will last around 40 minutes and the interview panel is made up of a University lecturer, a Social Work practitioner or manager and a person with lived experience where possible. The interview will enable the panel to look at your personal background and circumstances, essay and group activity participation and your understanding of Social Work, your current studies and your suitability for the programme.

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

The BA Social Work course is not open to International students.

Social Work England is the new, specialist regulator for all social workers in England. It is an independent public protection body, setting professional, education and training standards for social workers. In its role, Social Work England also investigates and manages 'fitness to practice' cases brought against social workers.

Social work England’s professional standards are specialist to the social work profession. The standards are the threshold standards necessary for safe and effective practice. It also reflects the value and diversity of social work practice and the positive impact it has on people’s lives, families and communities. The professional standards apply to registered social workers and social work students in all roles and settings.

Social work is a regulated profession. This means that to be able to practise as a social worker in England, individuals must be registered with Social Work England. Once registered, all social workers are listed on a public register. The register is a statutory list of individual social workers who practise in England. It provides assurance that the people who practise as social workers in England have the right skills and qualifications and are capable of safe and effective practice.

You can apply to join the register when you have received official confirmation from the University that you have successfully completed your course. Further also evidenced by the University submitting the list of people who passed the course. However, it is important to know that there is no guarantee of entry onto the registration once the course has been completed, because Social Work England is the regulator and makes the final decision.

Course Reference Number: 4479326

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 are made at the end of the first year and before the second year commences. In line with Department of Health guidance, academic performance and attendance are factors affecting nominations. 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: 4479326

How to Apply

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

UCAS Apply  is an 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 application 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 is 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. 

Admissions Live Chat Service 

Course Reference Number: 4479326
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
L501
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3
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, assisting people of all ages with a variety of personal challenges, from mental health problems to physical and learning disabilities, as well as the relatives and friends who care for them. You’ll play a vital role in helping them achieve their goals, and you’ll prepare yourself for a high-flying career in this rewarding field. Our BA Social Work is ranked in the top 20 for Social Work by 'The Complete University Guide 2022'.
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