Social work and social science


Your work and career – Social Work BSc

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Accreditation and industry links

Social Work England logoOur course is approved by Social Work England – the regulatory body for social work training. Completion of the degree programme leads to a generic social work qualification, which then allows you to specialise in a particular area of practice, and allows you to apply to Social Work England for registration as a social worker.

Practice will be assessed according to the Social Work’s Professional Capabilities Framework and by the end of the course you’ll demonstrate the Social Work England’s Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers in England.

The course is run in partnership with local agencies including Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council and West Sussex County Council.


Learn about our graduates in the student views tab on our Social Work BSc(Hons) course page.


In the second year of your social work degree you will spend 70 days on placement and 100 days in your final year. you will spend 100 days on placement. You will also have an additional 30 days of skills-based activities which are spread throughout the three years.

Students continued their placements throughout the Coronavirus pandemic and were praised for their dedication.


Find out how volunteering at Brighton can improve your employability.

Working while you study

Visit our webpage to find out more about looking for a part-time job.

Work for the university

A great way to earn money that fits in around your studies is to work for the university. Roles include student helpers, student ambassadors, advisers, residential accommodation advisers and staff and volunteers for Brighton Students’ Union.

Watch our video – Lois tells us about the range of things she gets to do as a student ambassador

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