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BSC (Hons) Degree In Social Work

Course Code: C6007
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 17 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
02 Jun 19
Time: 00:00-00:00
Day of Week: N/A


Course Code: L505.

Institution Code: U20

Campus name: Belfast Metropolitan College

This three year honours degree programme is offered in collaboration with Ulster University. Years one and two are studied at Belfast Met, whilst year three studies are undertaken at Ulster University’s Magee Campus and in practice learning sites. Although the programme includes underpinning learning in the social sciences, such as social policy, psychology, sociology and law, the focus of the programme is on the development of skills, values and knowledge required for  social work practice. In year one you must successfully complete a preparation for practice skills module prior to undertaking supervised practice learning on placement. You will undertake two practice placements – in year two this will last for 85 days and in year three it will last for 100 days. 

Financial support may be available through your local EA office and the DoH Student Incentive Scheme. 

Please note that all Health and Social Services bursaries are currently under review and may be subject to change

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment activities which are an additional component to enhance your employability

Career Opportunities / Progression

You will achieve a professional qualification in Social Work to progress to a Social Work Career.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

GCSE: You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course in Ulster University and hold a GCSE pass in English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent).

Please note that Ulster University DOES NOT accept Essential Skills Application of Number as equivalent to GCSE Mathematics

A level: The A Level requirement for this course is BBB

BTEC: Overall BTEC award profile DDM (to include a minimum of 9 distinctions).

Irish Leaving Certificate: Overall Irish Leaving Certificate profile H3, H3, H3, H3, H3

Access to Higher Education (HE): Overall Access profile 70%

Please see link below for further information


Tuition Fee


Fees for 18/19  (1st year only)

England, Scotland& Wales: TBC 

EU: £4130 

Northern Ireland: £4130

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Important Information

Please note: The interview for entry to the BSc Social Work is a two-stage process:

Stage One Case Scenario

On attending for interview, applicants will be issued with a short Case Scenario and will be allocated 15 minutes, under supervision, in preparation for their formal interview.

Stage Two Formal Interview

The first 2 questions at interview will focus on the Case Scenario. The remaining questions will concentrate on your ability to demonstrate your knowledge of social work, your ability to use your life experience and work experience to make links with social work, and your ability to reflect on yourself and your learning about social work practice.

Please note: On enrolment, students will be required to register with NISCC as a Social Work Student [current annual fee £20] – see

An Access NI check will also be undertaken for all students prior to commencement of practice learning experience.

Contact Information

Contact: Department Secretary Tel: 028 9026 5442 or email: [email protected]