What will I learn?

- Choose a career where you can make a real impact on the lives of vulnerable people- Gain vital real-world skills on practical work placements in each of the three years- Learn from staff, service users, carers and practitioners who ensure teaching material is interesting, challenging and up-to-date- Join a course that is approved by Social Work England- Our campus is friendly and compact with a community feel, offering first-class, sustainable facilities for learning and teaching.Do you want to gain the professional skills to make a difference to people’s lives and society? Through expert teaching and quality placements, our specially-designed Social Work degree will help you achieve this.Social Work at Winchester aims to ensure you understand the impact of the wider social context in which people live. It seeks to challenge inequality and to intervene, support and empower people to make positive decisions.The focus of the programme is on working with people of all ages who may be vulnerable and at risk. Fundamental to good social work is your ability to develop critically reflective practice where you are able to deal with complex dilemmas in a confident and competent manner.The programme works closely with service users, carers and a wide range of professionals to ensure you gain a deep level of understanding of issues across the social care arena. You gain professional knowledge of human behaviour and social processes in a legal context. You critically explore different forms of oppression and inequality in society and develop key skills to challenge disadvantage and marginalisation.In Year 1, you start to explore key social work concepts and theory, and develop basic professional skills in preparation for your first practice placement at Year 2. By the end of the first year you demonstrate 'readiness for direct practice' evidenced through your progress.As part of the first year students are required to undertake a number of days shadowing in a social care environment in order to prepare them for their forthcoming practice placements in years 2 and 3.Year 2 includes a practice experience of 70 days. You are placed in a social care agency which has been screened by members of staff and you are supervised by a qualified social work practice educator. On completion of this practice learning, your performance is assessed.Year 3 is more complex and prepares you for practice in your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). The final 100-day practice experience is supported by teaching in the University. You continue to work under the supervision of a qualified social work practice assessor but are expected to demonstrate increasing skill in your practice, greater ability to integrate theory and practice, assumption of more responsibility and more initiative in the role of student social worker.Few careers offer as much opportunity to support people as social work. Graduates go on to careers in social work or related professional roles in the social care, voluntary and independent sector, health and education sectors.This programme is approved by Social Work England which means you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker on successful completion of the course.

Which department am I in?

Department of Health and Care Professions

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,100.00 (US$ 18,652) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Sparkford Road,

Winchester,

Hampshire,

SO22 4NR, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need SAT I with a minimum balanced score of 1250. They will also need high school diploma with a good GPA. A combination of subject related AP and SAT II may also be eligible for entry into our undergraduate degrees. AP or SAT II scores will be a pre-requisite for entry into certain subjects.

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

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