Why study social work?
Studying social work helps you understand the support society’s most vulnerable individuals and groups need to ensure their welfare.
Learning how to practise as a qualified social worker, you’ll explore the critical issues that affect people’s wellbeing, learn how to safeguard their interests, and promote greater independence.
It’s challenging but rewarding work, and you’ll be taking an active role in addressing pressing social problems.
Why UWE Bristol?
BSc(Hons) Social Work at UWE Bristol offers the grounding you need to become a skilled social worker with the professional skills, knowledge base and placement experience that will help you stand out.
Learn to work with service users, carers and other professionals to enhance wellbeing. Gain the critical understanding, experience and skills to make informed judgements in complex situations. Explore contemporary issues in social work.
You’ll be taught by experienced and enthusiastic staff, most of whom are registered social workers.
Get a direct route into practice with 170 days on placement through our links with a variety of partner agencies. Gain exposure to a variety of social work roles in statutory, voluntary, private and independent organisations.
The relationships you build with your placement providers, along with your professional qualification, will greatly improve your employability.
Where can it take me?
After completing the degree, you will be eligible to apply for registration with Social Work England, so you can practise social work in England.
You’ll be qualified to work with adults or children in numerous roles and sectors.
Our students often find work with the organisations they’ve trained with on placement.