What will I learn?

Social work is about changing lives for the better. Our degree has been designed with professional practice in mind, helping you to develop the knowledge and practical skills you need to become a confident, competent social work practitioner.The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is one of the best in the country for teaching and research. You are taught by qualified social workers with diverse practical experience who are active in research and scholarship. This programme is regulated by Social Work England (SWE).Your first year introduces the key skills and knowledge you need to qualify and practise as a social worker. Modules cover a wide range of subjects including communication and interpersonal skills, the English legal system, lifespan development, sociological theory, and values, ethics and diversity.In your second and final years, you gain a thorough understanding of issues and trends in adult services and social care for children and families. You critically examine how to work with individuals experiencing mental distress, and the role of mental health services. You must also complete a 70-day practice learning placement and five skills development days.Your learning covers a range of subjects from partnership working and advanced interventions to critical and reflective practice. Your final year includes an additional 100 days of practice learning and five skills development days.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

17 September 2022

Venue

University of Kent at Medway

Medway Building,

Chatham,

Medway,

ME4 4AG, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Kent

The University of Kent has been awarded the highest rating in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

  • GBP 197M investment in facilities and resources until 2020-21
  • 3 of Kent’s subject areas are ranked among world’s top 100
  • Winner of Outstanding Support for Students THE 2017 award
  • 96%+ graduates in 2016 were in employment within 6 months