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Which universities are the best for a social work degree??

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    Im thinking of doing a degree in Social Work and would like to know which university offers the best course.
    Any personal experiences would be great.

    Thanks
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    University of Berlin, God you have to try hard to get the Germans to open up
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    (Original post by Snobpence17)
    University of Berlin, God you have to try hard to get the Germans to open up
    :no:
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    (Original post by Snobpence17)
    University of Berlin, God you have to try hard to get the Germans to open up
    That doesn't even make any sense
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    Lunn Poly University
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    (Original post by KABS)
    Im thinking of doing a degree in Social Work and would like to know which university offers the best course.
    *sigh* enitrely subjective. No one can tell you that.

    Do you have any preferences? Anything in terms of course content that you'd like to focus on or would you like to keep the modules as wide as possible? Any preferences with uni (location, campus/city based)

    You'll have a few people on here mocking it as an "ex-poly" course. The fact is some pre-1992 universities (very credible ones too) offer it. York, for example.
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    Surely Toynbee Poly?
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    (Original post by _ES)
    Surely Toynbee Poly?
    :mad:

    (Yes, I can express two emotions at once!)
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    (Original post by _ES)
    Surely Toynbee Poly?
    Boom boom :rolleyes:

    OP, I can give you a list of unis that offer social work (or related) degrees.

    The usual "heavyweights" Durham, Edinburgh, Manchester, York, Sheffield and from there down to Birmingham City and Teesside (with QUB, Plymouth and Northumbria along the way)

    But (and I may be wrong here) I wouldn't have thought social work would be one area where prestige really should come into it a great deal. By that I mean grad prospects will be roughly equal from a range of unis. There's probably a shortage of social workers meaning they are in high demand.

    Without knowing any specifics it's hard to say which are "best". That's something for you to decide by looking at the courses and visiting the unis yourself.
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    (Original post by _ES)
    Surely Toynbee Poly?
    Well, it's a course tailored for industry demand meaning job prospects. Or aren't people allowed to go to university for that very reason? If not, you will be stopping a lot of students going.
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    (Original post by River85)
    Boom boom :rolleyes:

    OP, I can give you a list of unis that offer social work (or related) degrees.

    The usual "heavyweights" Durham, Edinburgh, Manchester, York, Sheffield and from there down to Birmingham City and Teesside (with QUB, Plymouth and Northumbria along the way)

    But (and I may be wrong here) I wouldn't have thought social work would be one area where prestige really should come into it a great deal. By that I mean grad prospects will be roughly equal from a range of unis. There's probably a shortage of social workers meaning they are in high demand.


    Without knowing any specifics it's hard to say which are "best". That's something for you to decide by looking at the courses and visiting the unis yourself.
    I work alongside Social Workers and basically, it doesn't really matter at undergrad as long as you get a 2:2 and plenty of related work experience
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    (Original post by KABS)
    Im thinking of doing a degree in Social Work and would like to know which university offers the best course.
    Any personal experiences would be great.

    Thanks
    Without doubt: https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/co...e_view?id=he34

    This college is at the forefront of the industry and has a reputation that counts within the industry.
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    All social work courses have to meet certain guidelines set by the GSCC, so the actual content of them at any university are very similar, and you have to pass stringent criteria to qualify, both academic and professional. So rather than looking at the reputation of universities, start with ucas and find out which universities offer social work, which you have the grades for etc, and go from there.

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