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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.

In this video, colleagues and students of the UEA School of Social Work talk about why social work as a profession is significant and a possible career for you. In sharing their experiences, they share the reasons why they believe that UEA is the place you could begin your journey into this rewarding profession.


This is men’s work too: Become a social worker at UEA

Social work may seem like a female dominated profession, but in this video clip, you will hear that men play an equally significant role. In this video, we hear from male social work lecturers, qualified social workers and trainee social workers from UEA School of Social Work, sharing their experiences and reflections about the positive impact they can make in people’s lives.


Time for a change: Study social work at UEA

Thinking about changing your career to the social work? In this video, come and hear about the experiences of people from diverse backgrounds who have made a career change into social work, and how entering the profession can be life changing and hugely beneficial.