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Social Work courses

At Hull, Social Work is part of the School of Psychology and Social Work which sits within the Faculty of Health Sciences.


Students develop a solid grounding in social work skills, knowledge and values under our expert staff, and benefit from our close ties with local service users, carers and agencies.

Social Work at Hull is ranked 11th Overall in the UK **.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.


  • Social Work

    An innovative course, our BA Social Work degree is committed to training you to the highest standards. Apply today to develop your social work skills.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MA in Social Work

    The MA in Social Work enables students to develop an advanced understanding of social work skills, knowledge and values.

Postgraduate Research

  • Social Work research degrees

    The PhD in Social Work at Hull enables you to carry out in-depth research within the theme of health, well-being and social inclusion.


"I feel really proud to be a student at Hull. And I really encourage people to come and try it. It feels like home."

Melanie Garlick
BA Social Work

Why study at Hull?

Our students don't just study theory – they change lives from the start. We go beyond the classroom, providing a wide range of placement opportunities to give students the skills and confidence to master their vocation in a supportive environment.

Students at the Goodwin Development Trust

Social Work England registration

Graduates of the BA in Social Work programme are eligible to apply to register as qualified social workers with Social Work England.

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Our strong links with employers in the region mean that we can offer you a diverse choice of professional practice placements, including drug and alcohol projects, sexual health education, homelessness projects, school inclusion, and projects to tackle child sexual exploitation.

Student at The Warren

NHS Bursary

Many UK students receive support from the NHS Social Work Bursary Scheme, which can help significantly with study and living costs.

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Social work graduates are employed as social workers, community workers, welfare rights advisers, housing officers, youth justice officers and drugs specialists.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2018/19, published by HESA July 2021.

97% of students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating*



Whatever you're studying, the library is one of the best places in the country to get your work done. With over a million books, and state-of-the-art technology throughout, there's a good reason that this is one of the most visited places on campus.

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The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.


** The Complete University Guide 2023