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.

BA Social Work 'Have your Say' event

BA Social Work students at the 'Have your Say' event

James Sheen: MA Social Work student

James Sheen talks about his experiences of studying the MA Social Work at the University of Birmingham.

Jess Moore: MA Social Work student

Student Jess Moore talks about her experiences of studying for an MA Social Work at the University of Birmingham.

Practice placements

The University of Birmingham is able to provide a wide range of practice opportunities wihin statutory, voluntary and independent social care settings. 

Core Assets: Student placement

Discussing student placement at core assets

The SWEET Project: Student placement

This video looks at what it is like for University of Birmingham social work students on placement at the SWEET Project in South Birmingham.

"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."

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