Social Work Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelor's & Master's

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Sheffield Hallam University 79% 0% 8% £9250 £14415 167 Sheffield On campus Full-time
The University of York 71% 3% 10% £9250 £19600 137 York On campus Full-time
Durham University 71% 3% 10% £8065 £21200 137 Durham On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 100% 0% 5% £9250 £16000 145 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Robert Gordon University 100% 0% 5% £5640 £14350 145 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 100% 0% 5% £9250 £13842 145 Brighton On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 100% 0% 5% £9250 £16200 145 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 100% 0% 5% £8500 £16750 145 Luton On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 100% 0% 5% £6900 £16000 145 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 100% 0% 5% £8270 £8270 145 London On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 100% 0% 5% £9250 £12500 145 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 100% 0% 5% £8300 £17600 145 Egham On campus Full-time
The University of York 100% 0% 5% £4220 £9350 145 York On campus Part-time
University of Hull 71% 3% 10% £6000 £14500 137 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 71% 3% 10% £4327 £4500 £16040 £18566 137 Bradford On campus Full-time
Leeds Beckett University 71% 3% 10% £5200 £10500 137 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Chichester 71% 3% 10% £9250 £14500 137 Chichester On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 71% 3% 10% £9250 £12700 137 Worcester On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 71% 3% 10% £8200 £18700 137 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 71% 3% 10% £6665 £18975 137 Brighton On campus Full-time
The University of York 71% 3% 10% £8370 £19950 137 York On campus Full-time
University of Keele 71% 3% 10% £7000 £19800 137 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 71% 3% 10% - £19000 137 Manchester On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 71% 3% 10% £6500 £13500 137 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 71% 3% 10% £9800 £20400 137 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 71% 3% 10% £7250 £6900 £17600 £18500 137 Norwich On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 71% 3% 10% £7500 £20000 137 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 71% 3% 10% £4500 £11500 137 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Derby 71% 3% 10% £7000 £14700 137 Derby On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 71% 3% 10% £8250 £13275 137 Luton On campus Full-time
Kingston University 71% 3% 10% £7185 £15000 137 Kingston upon Thames On campus Part-time
The University of York 71% 3% 10% £8440 £18700 137 York On campus Full-time
City University London 71% 3% 10% £6635 £9285 137 London On campus Part-time
University of Kent 71% 3% 10% £4195 £13810 137 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 87% 0% 1% £9250 £17400 152 Belfast On campus Full-time
University of West London 87% 0% 1% £9250 £13250 152 Ealing On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 76% 0% 0% £9250 £17400 152 Belfast On campus Full-time
Cardiff Metropolitan University 81% 0% 15% £9000 £13000 116 Cardiff On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 95% 15% 0% £9250 £15576 95 London On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 79% 0% 10% £9250 £13842 110 Brighton On campus Full-time
University of Gloucestershire 80% 0% 10% £9250 £14700 118 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 95% 15% 0% £9250 £15576 95 London On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 40% 10% 15% £9250 £12500 119 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
University of Essex 73% 3% 5% £9250 £16850 139 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of East London 75% 0% 15% £9250 £13320 128 London On campus Full-time
University of the West of Scotland 51% 0% 0% - £13325 143 Paisley On campus Full-time
University of Derby 85% 5% 0% £9250 £14045 119 Derby On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 63% 0% 5% £9250 £11400 133 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Hull 93% 0% 5% £9250 £14800 143 Hull On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University 97% 5% 10% £9250 £16500 147 Poole On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 84% 0% 0% £9250 £16400 180 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Staffordshire University 89% 5% 5% £9250 £14000 146 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Glasgow Caledonian University 91% 0% 6% £9250 £12250 149 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Oxford Brookes University 79% 0% 15% £7570 £9270 112 Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk 68% 5% 0% £9250 £14598 131 Ipswich On campus Full-time
De Montfort University 83% 10% 20% £9250 £14750 130 Leicester On campus Full-time
University of Bolton 88% 0% 20% £9250 £37350 99 Bolton On campus Full-time
Leeds Beckett University 67% 0% 15% £9250 £10500 148 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Cumbria 80% 0% 20% £9250 £10500 122 Carlisle On campus Full-time
University of Dundee 88% 0% 20% £9250 £19500 152 Dundee On campus Full-time
University of Chichester 79% 0% 5% £9250 £14500 102 Chichester On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 59% 5% 0% £9250 £22500 156 Brighton On campus Full-time
Oxford Brookes University 79% 0% 15% £9250 £14600 112 Oxford On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 50% 0% 0% £9250 £14500 131 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 77% 0% 10% £9250 £14415 159 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Robert Gordon University 98% 0% 8% £6750 £15040 158 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 61% 0% 0% £9250 £19000 145 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 61% 0% 0% £9250 £13800 145 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 76% 0% 10% £9250 £9250 £16895 £17740 138 Bradford On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Part-time
University of Brighton - - - - - - Brighton On campus Part-time
University of Bedfordshire - - - £8250 £13275 - Luton On campus Part-time
Goldsmiths, University of London - - - - - - London On campus Part-time
University of Worcester - - - - - - Worcester On campus Part-time
University of Dundee - - - - - - Dundee On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk - - - £944 - - Ipswich On campus Part-time
Middlesex University - - - £10500 £14000 - London On campus Part-time
University of Bedfordshire - - - £8250 £13275 - Luton On campus Part-time
Blackpool and the Fylde College 72% 0% 30% £8750 - - Blackpool On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 72% 0% 30% - - - Brighton On campus Full-time
Blackpool and the Fylde College 72% 0% 30% £8335 - - Blackpool On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 63% 0% 15% £9250 - 150 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 63% 0% 25% £9250 - 150 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 63% 0% 25% £9250 - 150 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 63% 0% 25% £9250 - 150 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
University of Salford 73% 0% 2% - - 139 Salford On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 73% 0% 2% - - 139 Belfast On campus Part-time
University of Worcester 72% - 30% £9250 £13100 88 Worcester On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 72% - 30% - - 88 Edinburgh On campus Part-time
The University of York 72% - 30% £4473 £17750 88 York On campus Part-time
University of Worcester 72% - 30% - - 88 Worcester On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 72% - 30% - - 88 Nottingham On campus Full-time
The University of Warwick 72% - 30% - - 88 Coventry On campus Part-time
University of Bedfordshire 72% - 30% £8250 £13275 88 Luton On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 72% - 30% £8250 £13275 88 Luton On campus Part-time
University of Keele 72% - 30% - - 88 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Part-time
Middlesex University 72% - 30% £8800 £11600 88 London On campus Full-time
University of Chester 72% - 30% - - 88 Chester On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 72% - 30% - - 88 Birmingham On campus Part-time
University of Chichester 72% - 30% £9250 £14500 88 Chichester On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 72% - 30% £5575 £8850 88 Luton On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 72% - 30% - - 88 Brighton On campus Full-time
Middlesex University 72% - 30% £10800 £13500 88 London On campus Part-time
Sheffield Hallam University 72% - 30% - - 88 Sheffield On campus Part-time
University of Worcester 72% - 30% - - 88 Worcester On campus Part-time
University of Bedfordshire 72% - 30% £8250 £13275 88 Luton On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 72% - 30% - - 88 Hatfield On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 72% - 30% £4500 - 88 High Wycombe On campus Part-time
University of Portsmouth 72% - 30% - - 88 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 72% - 30% - - 88 Brighton On campus Part-time
Birmingham City University 72% - 30% - - 88 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 72% - 30% £9600 £20800 88 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 72% - 30% £8100 £14900 88 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 72% - 30% £8300 £17600 88 Egham On campus Full-time
University of Dundee 72% - 30% - - 88 Dundee On campus Full-time
University of Bath 72% - 30% - - 88 Bath On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 72% - 30% - - 88 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 72% - 30% £5650 £14700 88 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Kingston University 71% 3% 10% £9250 - 137 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Swansea University 100% 0% 5% - - 145 Swansea On campus Full-time
Brunel University 100% 0% 5% - - 145 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
Glasgow Caledonian University 100% 0% 5% - - 145 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 71% 3% 10% - - 137 London On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Manchester On campus Full-time
London South Bank University 71% 3% 10% £9250 - 137 London On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 71% 3% 10% £8750 - 137 London On campus Part-time
University of Birmingham 71% 3% 10% £9250 - 137 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Liverpool John Moores University 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 71% 3% 10% £7800 - 137 Preston On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 71% 3% 10% - - 137 London On campus Full-time
University of Salford 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Salford On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Manchester On campus Full-time
Bangor University 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Bangor On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Manchester On campus Full-time
Teesside University 71% 3% 10% £5900 - 137 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Worcester On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Birmingham On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Nottingham On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Kent 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Canterbury On campus Part-time
University of Portsmouth 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Portsmouth On campus Part-time
The University of Warwick 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Coventry On campus Part-time
University of Dundee 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Dundee On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 71% 3% 10% £2283 - 137 Bristol On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Dundee 71% 3% 10% - - 137 Dundee On campus Part-time
University of Wales 89% - 22% £9000 £13500 85 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Ulster University 84% - 2% £9250 £15360 128 Coleraine On campus Full-time
University of Bath 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Bath On campus Full-time
The University of Winchester 58% 0% 10% £9250 - 105 Winchester On campus Full-time
Ulster University 84% - 2% £9250 £15360 128 Coleraine On campus Full-time
University of Salford 61% 0% 0% - - 140 Salford On campus Full-time
Birmingham City University 66% 5% 4% £9250 - 113 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 58% 0% 5% - - 149 Bristol On campus Full-time
Ulster University 84% - 2% £9250 £15360 128 Coleraine On campus Full-time
Ulster University 84% - 2% £9250 £15360 128 Coleraine On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 90% - 15% £9000 £12600 112 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Kingston University 83% 5% 0% £9250 - 130 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
University of Sunderland 81% 0% 0% £6935 - 135 Sunderland On campus Part-time
Anglia Ruskin University 63% 0% 5% £9250 - 132 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 50% 0% 0% - - 131 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 66% 0% 11% £9250 - 151 Preston On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 63% 0% 5% £9250 - 132 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Heart of Worcestershire College 50% - 15% £8650 - - Redditch On campus Full-time
Newman University 50% - 15% £9250 - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Keele 67% 1% 25% £9250 - 122 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Stirling 64% 1% 5% - - 171 Stirling On campus Full-time
University of Chester 94% 0% 0% £9250 - 126 Chester On campus Full-time
London South Bank University 79% 0% 10% £9250 - 119 London On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 57% 0% 15% £9250 - 143 Norwich On campus Full-time
New College Durham 96% 0% 5% £9000 - - Durham On campus Full-time
Coventry University 44% - 0% - - 138 Coventry On campus Full-time
The University of Northampton 64% 0% 15% £9250 - 122 Northampton On campus Full-time
Wrexham Glyndwr University 85% 0% 0% £9000 - 118 Wrexham On campus Full-time
Bradford College 38% - 68% £8750 - - Bradford On campus Full-time
Lancaster University 75% 0% 10% £9250 - 156 Lancaster On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 73% 0% 9% - - 143 Plymouth On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
74 /100
3469 students of Social Work in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Social Work

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28232 £24030 £26245
25-75 percentile range £24467 - £31397 £16167 - £29504 £17741 - £33083

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28160 £21891 £25652
25-75 percentile range £24809 - £30766 £15708 - £26300 £18359 - £31165

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Social Work

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Social Work who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Social Work

  • Social Services
  • Children's Homes
  • Primary Care Trusts
  • Prisons
  • Private Fostering Agencies
  • Nursing Homes
  • Voluntary Organisations

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Social Work who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Social Work (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Social Work at Anglia Ruskin University

80% Welfare Professionals
10% Caring personal services
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals

Grading Distribution

Students of Social Work in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Social Work

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Social Work studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Social Work - MSW
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Master of Arts (Postgraduate) - MA (PG)
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Master of Laws - LLM
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) - BSW (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Professional Award - PA
  • Postgraduate Credits - PG
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Masters of Nursing and Social Work - MNSW
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Professional Doctorate - ProfDoc
  • Masters in Research - MRes
  • Doctor of Social Work - DSW
  • Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

Social Work (Postgraduate Entry) at London Metropolitan University received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 7 respondents.

The median salary of graduates of Social Work was £28232 15 months after graduation, £24030 3 years after graduation and £26245 5 years after graduation.