This degree offers a qualification to practice Social Work, whilst also providing you with a background in the world's major religious and ethical traditions. It includes a field of study that fosters a deeper awareness of cultural diversity and an informed understanding of the conflicts and challenges of the contemporary world. The degree aims to prepare social workers to be aware of cultural and religious differences and to incorporate this awareness into their practice. During your degree you will undertake two placements, in years three and four of study. These are an excellent way of getting to know the role of a social worker and give you hands-on experience to back up your classroom learning. This ensures that when you graduate you are prepared for work in the rapidly changing environments of social care.