Course details

Study options

Full-time: 4 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

80 (September 2018 entry)

UCAS code

L51F

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BA (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

Please be aware that this course is no longer accepting applications for September 2018 entry.

This applied course paves the way for you to register and practise as a qualified social worker, reaching out to help people from many different backgrounds to assess and tackle their problems. Achieve your ambitions by studying on this four-year course which includes a foundation year.

Beginning with a foundation year

Starting at foundation level is ideal if it has been a while since you were in formal education; are planning a career change; would benefit from a more gradual introduction to university level study; or do not meet the entry requirements to join our three-year honours degree directly.

It gives you an insight into working in health and social care environments, as well as supporting you to develop the skills you need to achieve your goals.

On completion of the Foundation Year you will then commence study on the full Applied Social Work degree.

What you will study

You’ll study a selection of modules such as:

  • Study Skills
  • Arts and Health
  • Communication Skills
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Anti-Discriminatory Practice
  • Fundamentals of Public Health
  • Introduction to Mental Health

If you do not have GCSE in English and/or Maths, you will need to take these as core components of your foundation year, in place of some of the above foundation year modules. You will need to successfully complete these core modules to progress onto stage one of the full degree.

  • Social Work Law and Policy 

  • Communication Skills 

  • Attitudes and Values 

  • Preparation for Practice Learning 

  • Applied Sociology
  • Assessing Risk Need and Vulnerability 
  • Research Methods for Practice 

  • Mental Health 

  • Practice Learning 1 

  • Human Growth and Development 

  • Substance Use
  • Practice Learning 2 
  • Independent Study 

  • Safeguarding Adults 

  • Protecting and Safeguarding Children and Young People

Entry requirements

September 2018 typical entry requirements

UCAS points80
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSEN/A
Interview / AuditionYes - see interview details
PortfolioN/A

An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate cleared by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied. More information.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points80 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSE

GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.

Interview / AuditionYes - see interview details
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Additional requirements

An Occupational Health Assessment and Clearance by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this when required. More information

An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate cleared by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied. More information.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

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Find out more about Applied Social Work

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Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

N/A

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

How to apply

Please be aware that this course is no longer accepting applications for September 2018 entry.

Careers

There is a growing demand for qualified social workers who can excel in a variety of fields, so this course opens doors to an exciting and diverse range of career opportunities.

Our graduates from BA (hons) Applied Social Work have gone into child protection, mental health, disability and youth justice or working with vulnerable or older adults. You could work in settings such as hospitals, day centres, social services, residential centres, schools and the voluntary sector.

Once you are a qualified social worker, you'll be expected to continue your professional development so you can keep up to date with current trends in the sector. You could also choose to specialise in particular areas of practice once you have qualified.

Our Careers and Employment Service will provide you with help, guidance and support from day one of your course – and for up to three years after you’ve completed your studies.

Contact details

EnquiryEmailPhone
Course: Ben Wyke (Programme Leader) B.Wyke@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 594020
Course: Megan Robb (Admissions Leader) M.Robb@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 594194
Admissionsaskadmissions@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 591167
Generalmarketing@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 590500

† Additional information about your studies

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Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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