Undergraduate pathway: Social Work

Supporting your future in Social Work  

If you thrive on the unexpected and want to make a difference in people’s lives, social work could be the career for you. Social work is about empowering people and supporting them towards being independent. Social workers help people to function, participate and develop in society.
Our course provides the knowledge, values and skills you will need to qualify as a social worker. But social work isn’t just about what you learn: it’s also about who you are. You will need qualities such as patience, honesty, sensitivity, tolerance, persistence and sound judgement.

As a student, you will train to assess people’s circumstances and needs. Working alongside other professionals, you will plan, provide, review and evaluate services. You will become skilled in problem-solving, and understand how to set up supportive activities with individuals, families, groups and communities. Learning to assess the risks facing vulnerable children or adults, and how to set up and measure protection plans for them will be key. You will also gain a thorough understanding of your legal powers and duties.

Pathways at Anglia Ruskin University

High School


For more information about intake semesters and campus location please see our course matrix.


Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the award of the following from Anglia Ruskin University:



You will be required to pass all modules (120 credits) in order to successfully complete the foundation course, alongside the following requirements, which you will be supported through during your foundation course

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure
  • Occupational Health clearance
  • Successful Interview with social work team
  • Pass IELTS with a score of 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any band)


To find out the academic requirements of our programmes please see Academic Requirements which outlines the entry requirements by country. Unless stated requirements are standard across all programmes -

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