What our students say

As a Birmingham student you are part of an academic elite and will learn from world-leading experts. From the outset you will be encouraged to become an independent and self-motivated learner. We want you to be challenged and will encourage you to think for yourself.

"Beth Chappell, Social Work Student "One of the highlights for me has been how issues of justice and concern for others have been at the heart of the course. Small group and class discussions have been an opportunity to debate and consider current policies and dilemmas and the law content of the course has helped me to understand the current legal context in which social workers practice."

Practice placements

The University of Birmingham is able to provide a wide range of practice opportunities wihin statutory, voluntary and independent social care settings.The social work department is also fortunate to have a range of exciting new small student units and innovative practice projects, and we regularly receive excellent feedback from students about these. The learning gained from these placements supports and builds on the learning taking place at the university. Hear what some of our social work students say about their placement at Core Assets and the SWEET Project.

 

Find out more about studying BA Social Work and MA Social Work at Birmingham. 

 

Nafisa Aksar, BA Social Work  "I found the course demanding at times, although I soon found that the key to this challenge was being organised and managing my time"


Gemma Mallett, MA Social Work  "I made a set of friends for life. The course was testing at times and I supported and was supported in return, from a great bunch of people who I met on the course."