Social Work courses

University of Bedfordshire

Social Work Bsc (hons) in University of Bedfordshire

  • Duration : 3 Years
  • Intake : Oct
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : £ 12,900 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 72
  • PTE : 51
  • University Course Details URL : Visit Website

About Social Work Bsc (hons) in University of Bedfordshire

If you want a career in social work, working with people in need, this degree is the qualifying award you need. This degree is the first step towards a professional career in which continuous professional development will play an important part in your future.

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council to provide eligibility to apply to the professional register, when registered you will be able to pursue a professional social work career in a range of settings.

The course aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to enter a career in social work with adults and children in statutory and private, voluntary and independent sectors at qualification level.

Qualified social workers follow professional careers in a variety of settings and thrive in complex and unpredictable situations. Social work graduates are equipped with resilience, in-depth knowledge of specialist areas and the ability to respond to change.

This degree is at the forefront of knowledge, skills and practice development for social work. It combines practical experience, skills development and academic study to prepare you to work in the rapidly changing and challenging field of social work, through a mix of theoretical and skills-based units- with a focus on applying theory to your practice.

This is a popular, competitive course and selection involves an interview, written task and group exercise. Local employers and people with experience of social work services are involved in our selection processes, and we look for students showing a natural ability to work with people in need.

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

  • Developing Academic And Professional Skills (ASS027-1) Compulsory
  • Foundations For Social Work Practice (ASS056-1) Compulsory
  • The Social Work Process (ASS057-1) Compulsory
  • Professional Social Work Practice: Issues And Contexts (ASS053-2) Compulsory
  • Research Informed Social Work Practice (ASS055-2) Compulsory
  • Working Within And Across Different Welfare Contexts (ASS054-2) Compulsory
  • Applied Professional Practice (ASS041-3) Compulsory
  • Literature Review (ASS042-3) Compulsory
  • Professional Social Work Practice - Issues And Interventions (ASS040-3) Compulsory

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Successful students will be eligible to apply to enter the HCPC Professional Register as qualified social workers and to work in a wide range of statutory, private, voluntary and independent organisations.

You will also, following on from your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment, be able to access our Masters level Post Qualifying Social Work courses in order to maintain your continuous professional development in line with HCPC requirements.

  • 2 A level passes (minimum C and D)
  • OR Successfully complete Foundation year (from a recognised university or HE institution)
  • OR Successfully pass Year 12 with overall average marks of 55% or above
  • Additional course requirements if any (see Faculty Course Requirements)
  • English GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Maths GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Interview
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Health screening
  • 12 months' relevant work experience

IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
Pearson PTE - Listening: 51, Reading: 51, Speaking: 51, Writing: 51

University of Bedfordshire Highlights

Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Application portal Online
Academic Calendar Semester-based
Mode of Payment Online via e: vision account; Debit and Credit cards
Acceptance Rate 70-80%

Bedfordshire University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Here is a table showing the determined the average cost of attendance (Estimated Tuition fee and Living cost)

Level Total Fee
Undergraduate £12,350 (p.a.)
Post Graduate £12,750 (total)
MBA £14,000 (total)
Average cost of Living £1,200–1,500.

Bedfordshire University Application process

Application Fee: £18 (UCAS)

Some necessary supporting document needs to be attached with the application

  • A complete application form along with the attached signature of the applicant.
  • Proof of English Proficiency Language
  • TOEFL (iBT): Listening and Writing: 17; Reading: 18; Speaking: 20.
  • IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 in each Section)
  • Pearson PTE: 52-54
  • Official Academic qualifications and certificates.
  • Copy of valid passport details.
  • Submit the copies of UK visa as well as the documents of any previous visa refusals.

Application Deadline: No such specific deadline for direct application submission.

Note: However, applicants are advised to complete and submit the application before 30 days of the start of the course.

Here is a table showing the determined the average cost of attendance (Estimated Tuition fee and Living cost)

Know more about Studying in UK

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Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
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Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

£ 12,900


£ 12,900

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