For 2014 entry students can apply to study on our single honours:
and joint honours programme:
All our programmes are taught over three years with the academic year broken into two semesters (September-January and February-June). The programmes are taught in modules which are normally 20 credits and you'll take 120 credits of modules each year. Modules are run for either one or two semesters.
The first year is a qualifying year, which must be passed but which does not count towards your final degree classification. The marks for modules in the second and third years are weighted 40/60, enabling you to benefit more from modules taken in the third year when you will be working at your best.
Each year will include compulsory modules, which introduce and develop key concepts, theories, skills and thinkers to establish the foundations for further study,and optional modules. The third year includes a dissertation (not BA Social Work and Social Policy).
Across all three years of our single honours programmes you will be able to take optional modules that enable you to pursue subjects that reflect individual interests or career aspirations. These can be taken in the School reflecting the expertise of our staff or from other schools and departments, including studying a foreign language.
Teaching, learning and assessment
Our programmes involve a variety of teaching and learning situations. These range from large lecture halls holding 200 students attend, to working in small groups in seminars. Social work students also undertake placement learning, working alongside social workers in agencies.
Outside the formal teaching setting, much of your time will be spent studying on your own or in small groups, reading books, preparing for seminars and writing assessed work.
Modules are assessed by exams, essays, portfolios and class discussions. The dissertation in the third year is the final project and provides an opportunity for you study an area of interest in great depth.