Social Work

Social Work

Social Work at Lancaster is ranked 1st in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2016.

At Lancaster our Social Work students benefit from teaching by some of the best academics in the field. Our dedicated team look after our students, creating a friendly atmosphere in which they can study; we are both approachable and accessible to our students.

Whether you are looking to qualify and apply to register as a social worker, or whether you want to be engaged in continuing professional development after working in the field, we support you in developing and using your professional judgment in the complex situations that social workers face. Our programmes are informed by internationally leading research as well as the Knowledge and Skills Statements for Social Work, as specified by the Department of Education and the Department of Health.


Our undergraduate degrees are suitable for those without a first degree who are interested in becoming professional social workers.

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Our Masters degrees are suitable for those with a first degree who are interested in qualifying as professional social workers.

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Continuing Professional Development

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Our Academy for Advanced Social Work offers CPD in a range of formats to those already practicing as qualified social workers.

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Those interested in pursuing a PhD can also study here in our exciting research community.

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Professional accreditation

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Our social work courses have been accredited by the Health & Care Professions Council.

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Practice Learning Resources


Access our resources for practice learning educators and students.

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