24 months
14500 GBP/year
7800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Social Work programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) provides a variety of opportunities for you to develop the knowledge, skills and appropriate values to work positively with people who have lived experience of social work practice.

Visit the official programme website for more information


You’ll develop and integrate knowledge, skills and values for, and in, practice to meet the British Association of Social Work ers (BASW) Professional Capabilities Framework at the Qualifying Level for Social Workers in England and the Standards for the Professional regulator (Social Work England). 

Future careers

Recent graduates of the Social Work programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have gained jobs in social work teams in safeguarding/support roles, in children’s, young people and adult’s services, and with local authority, third sector and private organisations.  

You could also return to the School to undertake post-qualifying courses and continue academic study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Preparing for Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Practice Experience 
  • Understanding and Applying Social Work Law and Policy
  • Theoretical Perspectives for Considering Self and Others Across the Lifespan
  • Complexities in Social Work Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

UK students can apply all year round.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree and English GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent
  • IELTS: grade 7.0 with no component lower than 7.0
  • B3 from WAEC acceptable
  • Applicants are required to attend a selection day when they will be interviewed for the course
  • This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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