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Social Work programme

Find out more about the qualification here:

Study social work

We are proud to launch our new BA in Social Work in Northern Ireland, approved by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council.

Successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a qualified social worker, following completion of the degree. 

This new work-based distance learning route can support social work organisations to address the workforce challenges in Northern Ireland and meet the needs of diverse employees.

OU social work students bring knowledge and skills and previous experience to their study.  They also develop new knowledge and skills and an opportunity to apply their learning, whilst continuing to work and carry out their jobs as part of a team in a social care setting.

For more information on the social work programme:

Email our social work team

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Social Work Webinar 2022

We hosted a webinar to help outline what the Northern Ireland Social Work Degree is like, how you can apply and the funding that is available. If you missed the live event then you can watch the recording at the link above. 

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If you have a question about the Northern Ireland Social Work Degree then make sure you download the FAQs PDF in the link above.