24 months
14700 GBP/year
9200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Social Work course at Coventry University provides you with rigorous academic study and a professional qualification upon successful completion of the course.

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Social Work is much more than ‘helping people’. At its best it saves lives, protects vulnerable people from harm and enhances the life chances of those in social need. This course engages the head, the heart and the hands because theoretical knowledge, skills and practical experience and values of human compassion are all essential requisites of an effective social worker. 

Career prospects

Graduates from Social Work qualifying programmes at Coventry University have excellent career prospects in the caring professions, supported by our close links with local employer partners, who are actively involved in the design, delivery and assessment of the programme.

There remains to be healthy employment rates in the local area for qualified local authority social workers, however past graduates have also gone on to wider range of positions in the NHS and voluntary sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy and Ethics for Social Work
  • Social Work Theory and Methods
  • Readiness for Practice in Social Work
  • Social Work Law and Practice: Children and Families
  • Social Work Law and Practice: Adults
  • Applied Social Research for Professional Practice
  • Psychology and Human Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:1 undergraduate degree in any discipline, and have at least 1 year relevant work experience in social work related field. 
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification will be considered, if they have completed further qualification at postgraduate level (such as a PgCert).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9200 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Social Work
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