Social work is about encouraging change and human growth by supporting the social care and welfare needs of individuals, groups and communities. This degree is ideal for people who wish to work with individuals and families in vulnerable circumstances to help improve outcomes in their lives.
The course would appeal to students interested in sociology, applied psychology and human development, health and social care, welfare studies, social policy, criminology, gender studies, Welsh studies, childhood studies and child care, family law and legal studies, community development and youth work.
This degree has been developed to prepare students for employment as professionally qualified social workers and lays the foundation for their continuing professional development. It reflects the key themes of contemporary social work in Wales.
Social work has been an established course at Swansea for many years and combines a commitment to both academic excellence and practical learning.
There are strong links between the Department and social services agencies in south and west Wales, and in local authority and voluntary sectors. Social work placements take place in the local authorities of Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, and Ceredigion.
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