Department of Social Work and Social Care

Career opportunities for the Social Work BA

The demand for social workers is high and growing and employment prospects are correspondingly excellent - locally and nationally.

There are many opportunities for social workers with local authorities, for example with children in need, in family centres, or on a youth offenders team. You can work with older people or people with disabilities on adult services teams, or on inter-professional teams with people with mental health difficulties. Alternatively, there are increasingly diverse opportunities in the voluntary sector, for example working with organisations for service users with substance or alcohol misuse problems, or people who are homeless or marginalised in other ways.

Beyond direct practice, there are opportunities in management, specialist consultancy, training, planning and strategic roles as well as possibilities for further academic study and research.

See the prospectus entry for the Social Work BA for more details about this course