Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Social Work

Support and protect those who are vulnerable in society and understand how individuals behave in families and communities.

Social Work

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

Prepare for a richly rewarding career as a social worker and enjoy a range of employment options across a variety of sectors.

As part of this course you’ll:

  • Study psychosocial themes and perspectives, and theories and policies relating to social welfare and the safeguarding of adults and children
  • Complete extended placements in your second and third years, which will help fulfil part of the professional body requirements for registration
  • Integrate study with professional experience to develop the essential knowledge and skills required for a career supporting diverse groups of service users in social work

This course was approved by the previous social work regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council. From 2 December 2019, responsibility for the approval of courses transferred to Social Work England. This course remains approved by Social Work England. This means that people qualifying from this course can apply to become a registered social worker.  


You’ll develop practical courtroom skills to support your understanding of social work law and safeguarding. This will include a family court and adult mental health tribunal experience undertaken in partnership with legal professionals such as judges and solicitors.

Academic learning is designed and delivered to support your practical social work skills and enable you to develop your professional practice. Social work placement opportunities are found across the health statutory social care, voluntary and community sectors, normally within the Leeds area. Your two work experience opportunities will prepare you directly for practice. 


Why study Social Work at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Extended placements in second and third years
  2. Professional accreditation
  3. Access to specialist facilities
  4. 94% of Social Work students felt they could apply what they had learnt
  5. 90% of students from BA (Hons) Social Work were in work or further study 15 months after graduating**

*National Student Survey 2020
**Graduate Outcomes 2020

BA (Hons) Social Work | Student view Student Deklon talks about his experiences of studying BA (Hons) Social Work at Leeds Beckett.

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