Social Work degrees

Undergraduate courses available in Social Work

Why study Social Work at Goldsmiths? 

Goldsmiths is one of the leading universities for social work education in the UK.

Our teaching is characterised by a strong commitment to social justice and antioppressive principles, and, as such, we strive to cultivate an inclusive learning environment. In study groups you are actively encouraged to explore and manage the tensions, ambiguities and uncertainties that exist in social work practice so that you are equipped with the knowledge, values and skill set you need to practise as a reflective and ethical social worker. 

An introduction to Social Work at Goldsmiths


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"The degree is tough and the students have to work hard, but I've learnt so much from the staff and the other students"

"Before coming to Goldsmiths I was studying to work with children at a college in Surrey. I was undecided on what course to choose and attended an open day ran by students already on the BA Social Work course. They were warm and friendly and talked about the amount of support you receive while on the course at Goldsmiths. I was told that tutors were available to talk to about issues at anytime. Everyone I asked said the university was renowned for developing professional workers who were ready to go out into practice upon graduating. 

I started the degree, and the support and friendliness of all staff was amazing. The team was like one big family and this made the learning environment open. The degree is tough and the students have to work hard, but with help from staff my grades have improved and I have learned a lot.  

I am now in the second year of the degree and am currently out on an 85 day placement which I would never have been able to achieve without the staff at Goldsmiths. I have never felt more ready to be on placement and act like a professional and this couldn’t have been achieved without the team at Goldsmiths."

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