This course is set at Level 6 in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.
The programme specification below is for illustrative purposes. Please contact the School Administrator (Curriculum) for more detailed information.
The overarching aims of the Sussex-Brighton BA Social Work are to enable students to become social work practitioners who are:
competent and research-minded
critically reflective and able to take effective decisions in a context of complexity, change and uncertainty
able to identify and manage the impact of working in difficult situations, including the working with the distress of vulnerable people
committed to the values of social work and to ethical and anti-oppressive practice
able to practice in accordance with the requirements of the National Occupational Standards for Social Work and the Code of Practice for Social Workers
The programme will enable students to develop and apply
knowledge of a welfare society and practice skills in relation to issues of social exclusion and social justice knowledge of issues of diversity, discrimination and oppression and skills in identifying and challenging oppressions knowledge of service users' and carers' perspectives and the ability to take account of these fully in practice
practice skills in communication and in assessment, intervention, planning and review of service users needs in a range of statutory, voluntary and independent settings
knowledge of the legal framework of social work and its application to practice
knowledge of the multi-professional context of social work
knowledge of social work research and the ability to employ research mindedness in practice.
At the end of the programme, the successful student will be able to:
critically evaluate and apply knowledge for effective social work practice in a welfare society, responsive to issues of social exclusion and social justice
critically evaluate and apply knowledge for effective social work practice in a legal framework
plan, undertake and evaluate effective social work practice that is responsive to issues of diversity, discrimination and oppression
plan, undertake and evaluate effective ethically based social work practice with service users in a range of statutory, voluntary and independent settings
plan, undertake and evaluate effective social work practice in a complex context, often multi-professional and characterized by change and uncertainty
understand and evaluate social work research and employ research mindedness in practice.
For information on the composition of this course please see either the on-line Undergraduate prospectus for undergraduate related courses or the on-line Postgraduate prospectus for postgraduate related courses.
More detailed information on the course structure and modules within this degree will be available on this page shortly.
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The University reserves the right to make changes to the contents or methods of delivery of, or to discontinue, merge or combine modules, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the University. If there are not sufficient student numbers to make a module viable, the University reserves the right to cancel such a module. If the University withdraws or discontinues a module, it will use its reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative module.