401–500 th
World University Rankings 2021
101–150 th
Young University Rankings 2020
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
8 Portland Villas, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

Social Work - University of Plymouth

Want to make a rewarding and positive contribution to society? Social workers support children and families through child protection procedures, fostering and adoption and youth justice to name but a few. They also support adults with issues including disability, drug and alcohol dependency, mental health, homelessness and safeguarding. You'll spend over 170 days on real-life placements with adults and children, so you’ll graduate ready to start your professional career. You will get a head start – be eligible to apply to become a registered social worker as soon as you successfully complete the course. You will stand out from the crowd with a degree recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You’ll gather insights and develop a real understanding of social work through our highly commended approach to integrated learning. You will equip yourself with the skills to be a reflective and ethical practitioner, committed to lifelong learning. * Get a head start – be eligible to apply to become a registered social worker as soon as you successfully complete the course. * Stand out from the crowd with a degree recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). * Benefit from the expertise of our network of partner agencies across the social work spectrum, learning from professionals to develop your skills. * Enhance your career options - 85 per cent of students go on to work or further study (source: 2016 NSS and 2016 DLHE survey results available on Unistats*). * Gather insights and develop a real understanding of social work through our highly commended approach to integrated learning. * Build your hands-on knowledge and experience on an excellent variety of placements, working in real-life adult and childcare settings in all three years. * Engage with real service users and carers at every stage of your learning, so you graduate primed to put effective strategies to use in the workplace. * Learn about the increasing influence of global issues on social work and be inspired by staff who are leading the way in international social work. * Develop as a professional – equip yourself with the skills to be a reflective and ethical practitioner, committed to lifelong learning.