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Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work welcomes new students

Welcome to the Department of Social Work In the School of Law and Social Sciences.

We are a vibrant community of students, academics, practitioners and the Insight network of service users and carers, people who use and/or support others to use social work and social care services. Our student community ranges from Bsc Social Science undergraduates and pre-qualifying MSc Social Work to experienced practitioners undertaking MSc in Advanced Practice modules and PhD/Professional Doctorate students.

Social Work Student of the Year Awards

Congratulations to Verity Merklow, a student on the Step Up to Social Work programme. Verity received a special mention in the Developing Together Social Work Teaching Partnership Awards. This is a fantastic achievement, particularly in the context of being a student on placement in the middle of the covid 19 pandemic.

BSc Social Science - Find out More & Hear from our Current Students.

“The BSc Social Science course has us becoming critically stronger and learning multiple disciplines such as sociology, psychology, criminology, law, politics, ethics and so many more all simultaneously.”

Aiman, BSc Social Science 2020

One of the largest providers of postgraduate social work training in the South East


Practice-based training with university-based learning