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Social Work (BA Hons) Wiltshire College and University Centre

BA (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code


Course length

Full time: 3 years


Approved by Social Work England


The BA (Hons) Social Work Degree programme is validated by Oxford-Brookes University and approved by Social Work England, the regulatory body which oversees professional social work training in England.


Please note that this course is suspended for 2023 entry

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time off campus

Home (UK) full time off campus

International full time off-campus
£9,900 (new students); £9,650 (continuing students)

Tuition fees

2022 / 23
Home (UK) full time off campus

2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time off campus

International full time off-campus
£9,900 (new students); £9,650 (continuing students)

Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

The cost of this programme is £7,570 per year. Please consult Student Finance England for advice on tuition fee & maintenance loans.

You will also be required to pay for your initial and any subsequent DBS checks. 

Occupational Health cost may incur additional cost of £45.

How to apply

Further offer details


You should normally have:

  • 3 A levels at grade C or above, or a BTEC Extended Diploma at grades MMM (96 UCAS Tariff points).
  • GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade C/ grade 4 or above 
  • Sufficient relevant experience of paid or voluntary work with vulnerable people. This experience should be sufficient to enable you to clearly demonstrate your commitment, motivation and understanding of social work knowledge, skills and values.

Applicants aged over 21 years who do not meet the academic entry criteria may still be considered if they have significant and relevant work / life experience.  However, we would still expect to see evidence of further studies at level 3, e.g. an A Level, Access to Higher Education or Open University course in a relevant subject and GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above (or Functional Skills equivalent).



Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.


All applicants will be screened for fitness to practise and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.

Selection process

If you are short-listed you will be invited to an interview day which comprises a written test and an individual interview.

Information about health, criminal, employment and personal history will be collected on the day of interview, but will not be disclosed to the interview team or used to make a decision about making you an offer.

If you disclose something that needs further exploration, this will be done separately from the interview process and any offer of a place will be made on a conditional basis, while your circumstances are further assessed.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need an IELTS score of 7.0 overall, with no category scoring below 6.5.

Please also see the University's standard English language requirements.

English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

International applications

The course is available to international students requiring a Tier 4 Visa at the college.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS

Programme Changes:

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.