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Our social work team are justly proud of their league table rankings in The Times, The Independent and The Guardian, which place Northumbria’s social work courses as the highest ranked in the North East. It also confirms students will have excellent job prospects.

The Social Care Institute for Excellence’s practice benchmarking study 2012 ranked Northumbria third overall for the range of programme areas that service users and carers in social work education at qualifying and post-qualifying levels are involved in, and fourth of all HEIs for the number of service users and carers that are involved in the process.

Our qualifying programmes include the BSc (hons) Social Work and our MA Social Work Programmes. ‘Social Worker’ is a protected title, and in the UK, only those registered with the Health and Social Care Professions Council (HCPC) can use it. Both of our qualifying programmes provide a route to registration with the HCPC.

The programmes run in partnership with local agencies providing social work services, with service users and carers, and have a strong focus on practice. The programmes aim to develop research informed and critical practitioners who are prepared to meet the challenge of social work in the 21st century.

Our post-qualifying programme offers further postgraduate learning for established professionals wishing to advance their knowledge and practice. 

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