If you want a career where you can make a real, positive difference to the lives of people and communities in vulnerable circumstances, then our Social Work degree is the ideal springboard.
This professionally accredited course will give you the academic knowledge and practical experience to begin a career as a registered social worker.
You will spend half of your time on placement with social work agencies, learning through observation and practice, and the other half being taught on our Singleton Park campus.
You will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to communicate your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing.
WHY SOCIAL WORK AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY?
Social Work at Swansea has an excellent reputation, being ranked:
- In the UK top 20 (Complete University Guide 2018)
- 14th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019)
- 9th out of 80 (Times and Sunday Times 2018)
- Top in Wales and 14th in the UK for research
Our course is accredited by Social Care Cymru and recognised by the regulatory bodies in the other UK nations, so on completion you can register as a qualified social worker.
We have very good links with social services agencies in south and west Wales, and in local authority and voluntary sectors, offering placements in a range of settings.
You can study some modules through the medium of Welsh and may be eligible for internal scholarships or financial support through Coleg Cymraeg.
YOUR SOCIAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Being based in the College of Human and Health Sciences, Wales’s largest provider of healthcare education, you will be immersed in a dynamic research and learning environment with many opportunities to build links with students from related disciplines.
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top five for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
SOCIAL WORK CAREERS
As a newly qualified social worker, you can expect a starting salary of around £28,000. Salaries for senior practitioners and team managers range from £33,000 to £45,000.
As a Social Work graduate, you will also be well placed to pursue further study or research.