School of Sociology and Social Policy

Centre for Social Work

Social work education has been delivered at the Centre for Social Work at the University of Nottingham for over 60 years.

Degree programmes

The Centre for Social Work delivers the three-year undergraduate BA Social Work and the two-year postgraduate MA Social Work - both of which meet the standards for registration as a Social Worker in England.


We are well-known for the distinctiveness of our approach, which includes:

  • involving social work practitioners and service users in our teaching
  • working closely with our local partner agencies to ensure you get the best possible learning experience on placement as well as in the classroom
  • often achieving 100% graduate employment rates
The Social Work programme has allowed me to look at myself and evaluate the background of my values and beliefs and their effect on practice. The lecturers have challenged me to view things critically in every aspect, which has taught me to be more open and accepting of other people's views.
Latif Bawah, BA Social Work

Post-qualifying provision

We also provide continuing professional development opportunities for qualified practitioners.

Research-informed teaching

Nottingham is a world-leading research university and social work staff are nationally and internationally renowned for their high-quality research which informs all our teaching.

Social work at the University of Nottingham is also enriched by having a strong community of PhD students. The research, books, journal articles and contributions to the media produced by our staff and graduate students not only produce knowledge that makes the Centre for Social Work an exciting, rich place to study, but impacts directly on social work policy and practice.

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School of Sociology and Social Policy

Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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