Prepare yourself for a career as a professional social worker. Develop and apply your knowledge of sociology, social policy, psychology and research methods. On this degree, you’ll study the social sciences as a foundational base. Within this, you will develop more specific social work knowledge, values and skills. As part of the course, you will apply your knowledge to the practice of social work. This is through the undertaking of 170 assessed practice days in Years 2 and 3, plus 30 skills days. You will gain research skills with particular focus on investigation, assessment and critical analysis. In the first year, you will explore key topics in social policy, research methods, sociology and psychology. You will also be introduced to social work and learn about social work values. This will prepare you to apply your professional skills and theoretical and research knowledge to practice. In Years 2 and 3 you will build on this by studying social work with children, families, adults and in mental health settings. You will also develop analytical, problem-based learning and transferable skills. The course will prepare you for professional social work or further study.