Social work is a profession that engages with people and groups in society facing challenges, trying to help and enable them to seek solutions to the difficulties they face. It involves working with complex social problems and understanding needs, rights and risks. Taking a strengths-based perspective, it aims to support, empower, and promote the rights of marginalised and/or vulnerable individuals and groups.
Welcome to the Social Work Pathway!
We are very excited to be offering this new social work pathway, which will offer you the opportunity to learn more about how social workers help people in need and promote social justice. During the programme, you will explore problems or challenges experienced by real people who use our services. You will learn about the social work role with children, disability, mental health, dementia, substance misuse or homelessness. You will meet qualified social workers, learn about career options and our current students will share their personal experiences of the interview, the course and studying Audrey Roulston
- What do I need to study on the Social Work Pathway?
- What courses can I study at Queen's after taking part in the Social Work pathway?
- What does the Summer School look like?
Over the course of the week long Summer School, you will get a chance to study alongside academics, current Queen's students and your Pathway peers. You'll get to have a look at practical skills, have an insight into university life, and a chance to explore careers and employment opportunities available to those that study subjects from within your pathway.
- What careers are available for graduates in this field?
Studying for a social work degree at Queen’s will assist you in developing the core skills, knowledge and values valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. Queen’s is currently ranked joint 2nd in the UK for career prospects for Social Work according the Guardian University Guide (2019).
Queen’s graduates are well regarded by many Social Work employers (statutory and voluntary). According to data provided by the Social Care Council, 80% of Social Work graduates are registered for their Assessed Year in Employment (AYE) within 6 months of graduation.
When you graduate, there will be a variety of job choices working across the life-span (with children, adolescents, adults and older people); as part of specialist teams (mental health, addictions, family support) residential and day care settings, hospitals, schools, prisons and community development projects.
- How can I get in touch?
If you have a question about one of our Pathways, or want to ask an academic a question, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be in touch!