Social Work

Canterbury Christ Church University

24 months
13000 GBP/year
6160 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Social Work degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University requires a skilled, knowledgeable and creative approach to support and protect some of the most vulnerable people in society at all stages of their lives.


Social Work degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University has three main integrated areas of learning ­ the study of academic subjects, development of skills, and practice placements.It is generic, enabling those completing successfully to work in a range of settings meeting the diverse needs of service users, families and carers. The programme will provide you with the opportunity to build on your previous experience and educational studies to develop the skills and knowledge required for effective social work practice. The programme is flexible, providing for study through a full­time or part­-time route with the option for students to change their route, subject to agreement. The minimum commitment for part-­time students is two days a week.

Employment opportunities

On successful completion of the programme students will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Social work is a respected professional qualification and there are a range of opportunities in different fields. The programme is a generic course enabling graduates to work in a full range of settings, for example in statutory social work for local authorities, private or voluntary agencies, in research or policy development. A high percentage of our graduates gain employment with local employers. Continuing professional development is a requirement for all professionals and the opportunity to progress to supervisory and managerial roles is reflected in the Professional Capabilities Framework (British Association of Social Work).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Social Work Practice 
  • Working with Individuals, Groups and Communities 
  • Critical Perspectives in Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work 
  • Developing a research proposal 
  • Law, rights and ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

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.
Lower 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

  • An honours degree at 2.2 or above in a relevant subject discipline.
  • An honours degree at 2.2 or above in an unrelated subject and demonstration of significant social work related experience at an appropriate level, gained either in a paid or voluntary capacity, or experience as a service user/carer.
  • If your degree classification is less than 2:2, this will not preclude consideration of your application as a range of factors are taken into account for admission to the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6160 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6160 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Part-time:  £3,080 (UK / EU)


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