What you'll study
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
First year modules
Throughout your study, you will undertake two placements of 70 and 100 days in duration. We have a wide range of statutory and voluntary placements available throughout the Humber region, which provide both stimulating and supportive opportunities to integrate theory and practice.
Becoming a Professional
This integration of professional values, theoretical knowledge and practice skills wll prepare you in every sense for social work practice.
Human Development Across the Lifespan
Study child, adolescent and adult development, focusing on attachment, separation and loss. Develop skills in observation, communication and assessment.
Social Work and Society
Explore sociological theories and concepts which inform our understanding of societal structures and processes. Learn about life-affecting social divisions and inequalities.
Social Work: Theory and Practice
Explore the role of theory in social work practice. You'll cover topics such as power; values and anti-oppressive practice; and the social work process, to name just a few.
Social Work and the Law
An overview of legislative frameworks in England in regard to adult social care, children’s social care and mental health, with an emphasis on human rights and values.
Becoming a Research-Minded Practitioner
An introduction to the importance of developing a critical and continuing understanding of knowledge and research. Translate current research findings into social work practice.
Second year modules
In year two, you will complete your first 70-day placement and study.
Social Work with Adults
Focusing on adults in the community, this module addresses social care for disabled people and people with long-term health needs, adult protection and the harm and abuse of adults.
Developing Critical Approaches to Mental Health
Study the social, political and economic contexts of mental health and distress, and the framework which governs the understanding and management of mental health problems.
Becoming a Professional: Risks, Rights and Responsibilities
This module introduces you to the concepts of rights and risk and considers this in relation to the responsibilities of both child and adult social workers.
Understanding the Contexts of Service Users' Lives
Combining theory and practice, this module runs alongside your placement. You'll refine reflective practice whilst integrating theories, methods and models with practice experiences.
First Placement (70 days)
Taken with a social work agency or organisation, the first 70-day placement is exciting and challenging. This experience will help you develop and refine your knowledge and skills.
Final year modules
In your third year, you will be given the opportunity to study a specialist module alongside your second placement of 100 days and core modules.
Becoming a Professional: Decision Making and Professional Judgement
Explore the processes of professional decision making. With a practice focus, you'll learn about the synthesis of complex information and factors that may distort decision making.
Last Placement (100 days)
Your 100-day placement will be in a contrasting setting to your first and will include some statutory work. There are also specialist opportunities such as palliative social work.
Understanding the Contexts of Social Work Practice
Develop a critical perspective on social work practice by gaining insight into the political, social and economic context, making connections with frontline social work.
Social Work with Children and Families
Explore issues concerning the support and protection of children in need and their families. You'll discuss the importance of engaging children, neglect and alternative care provision.
Understand concepts which underpin social work responses to domestic abuse. Specialist practitioners will provide perspectives exploring risk, safeguarding and gender.
Working with Young Offenders
Think critically about the youth justice system in relation to the welfare needs of young people. You'll understand the social work contribution to multi-professional practice.
Social Work and Substance Misuse
Explore the reasons people use illicit substances and how they change behaviour. You'll also develop knowledge of a range of interventions that are helpful in effective social work practice.
Loss, Dying and Bereavement
Everyone experiences loss. You'll understand the processes of loss and grief, and the models that help us to understand the effects on the individual, the family and wider systems.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.