BA Social Work L500

girlThe BA (Honours) in Social Work at Hull is an innovative three year taught programme which has been validated by the regulatory body for the profession.  Students who successfully complete the programme are eligible to register as qualified social workers with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  The BA in Social Work allows students to develop a sound grounding in social work skills, knowledge and values.  Hull also offers some highly specialist modules in the area of substance misuse and loss, death and bereavement.

The programme is run by the University in partnership with the Social Services departments in Hull, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire as well as local service users and carers and a number of other partners from the voluntary and independent sectors.

Strong relationships have been forged with local service users and carers and with a range of local agencies in the statutory and voluntary sectors.  This, together with the University's own social work agency, Family Assessment and Support Unit (FASU), allows us to provide students with high-quality placements which offer excellent learning opportunities.

Applications from students with disabilities are welcomed. The Department of Social Sciences has close links with Disability Services, which provides a range of supportive learning technologies. Please contact Dave Marsland to discuss support and related matters. (

Applicants are reminded that they will have to declare any criminal convictions and lesser penalties (including those ‘spent’) and that this will be checked. (see Professional suitability and checks in social work).

Please note: the BA and MA Social Work Programmes operate a deferred entry system.  The BA Social Work Programme also operates a reserve list for applicants

Year One

Semester One

Semester Two

Human Development Across the Life-Course

Becoming a Research-Minded Practitioner.

Social Work and Society        

Social Work and the Law

Theoretical Foundations of Practice                      

Theoretical Foundations of Practice (continued)

Practice Skills Development

Practice Skills Development (continued)

Year Two

Semester One 

Semester Two

Practice Learning 1 (PLO 1) – 70 Days

Mental Health and Social Work


Social Work with Adults

Practice Skills Development (5 Days            

Social Work with Children and Families

Year Three

Semester One

Semester Two

Safeguarding Adults at Risk                     

Practice Learning 2 (PLO 2) – 100 Days

Child Protection and Court Work


Plus One Optional Module:-

a)     Social Work and Substance Misuse

b)    Loss, Dying and Bereavement

c)     Working with Young Offenders

d)    Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Practice Skills Development (5 Days)

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