Social work at Sussex is noted for its strength in professional education and strong research contribution to the disciplinary knowledge base. We offer attractive, flexible and innovative learning opportunities.
Why social work at Sussex?
- Social work at Sussex scored 92 per cent in the teaching category of the 2010 National Student Survey (NSS).
- Social work at Sussex is ranked 3rd in the UK in The Times Good University Guide 2012 and 5th in The Complete University Guide 2011-12.
- Rated 14th in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). 95 per cent of our research was rated as recognised internationally or higher, and 60 per cent rated as internationally excellent or higher.
- Social work at Sussex has experienced a major period of growth, investment and success. Our enthusiastic staff are committed to enhancing social work teaching and research in the region and to maintaining a national and international reputation.
- We enable you to explore key issues relevant to the well-being of families, children and young people at time of national and international focus on these areas.
- The excellent quality of teaching is evident from the number of staff receiving Sussex and national teaching awards over recent years.
- Teaching is informed by research being undertaken by top-rated researchers in the social work staff team.
- Teaching provides the opportunity for inter-professional education. Shared learning workshops take place with education and medical students.
- Social work and social care is part of the School of Education and Social Work, which examines the important role that social work and social care can play in ensuring that everyone achieves their potential.
Course topics may include:
- Achieving Better Outcomes for Children
- Concepts of Social Work
- Effective Assessment in the Multi-Disciplinary Context
- Human Growth and Development
- Improving the Experiences and Outcomes of Children in Care
- Introduction to Learning and Professional Development
- Introduction to Professional Learning and Development
- Law and Social Policy
- Leading and Managing Development and Change
- Partnership and Inter-professional Practice
- Research in Professional Practice: Special Project
- Research Methods
- Risk and Decision Making: Challenges for Children’s Services Management and Practice
- Situating Social Work
- Social Welfare and Social Exclusion
- Social Work Law
- Social Work Theory Methods and Skills
- Social Work with Children, Young People and Families
- Teaching the Practice Curriculum
- Understanding Children
- Values, Ethics and Theories: preparing for Complexity in Social Work Practice
- Working with Mental Health, Disability and Older People
‘The decision to study Social Work at Sussex was an easy one for me to make. With access to a wealth of resources, and lectures led by professionals at the forefront of contemporary social work research, what more could I have wanted?
‘I found the talks from Service Users and Carers particularly eye-opening, bringing to life just how important social workers are in our society.’