Undergraduate Social Work degrees at Goldsmiths

Whether you want to explore the possibilities of social and community work or train to be a social worker, our degrees offer opportunities for vocational experience and a foundation in a range of employment fields.

Why study Social Work at Goldsmiths?

  • On the BA Social Work you'll develop the knowledge, skills and values you'll need to practise as a reflective and ethical social worker, equipped for the challenges of contemporary social work
  • Meanwhile the BA Social & Community Work degree will immerse you in the study of everything from social work and criminology to mental health, youth work, community development and youth justice
  • On both degrees you'll get the chance to undertake at least one work placement, so you'll gain invaluable real-world experience
  • Our social work programmes are highly regarded by potential employers within London and further afield, and our graduates have an excellent record of securing employment – they've gone on to work in local authority children's services departments, adult services departments, and independent sector and voluntary sector agencies such as the NSPCC, Family Action and Mind

Explore Social Work degrees:

BA Social Work

BA Social & Community Work

I believe Goldsmiths has created a positive shift in my life. It’s allowed me to exercise my voice, express myself, learn from many people from all walks of life, show me that I am capable of achieving challenging goals, and gain leadership skills that I often doubted.

Matthew, undergraduate student

Matthew, undergraduate student
Work-based learning
We offer a range of opportunities in industry across London and the South East, to build your experience and develop your learning
Highly ranked
We're ranked 1st in London for course quality and course satisfaction in social work (Guardian University Guide League Tables 2023)
Career prospects
Our graduates have gone on to work in local authority services, and independent agencies and charities such as the NSPCC and Mind

Take a tour of the campus with students Drew and Clare

Why choose Goldsmiths, University of London?

Goldsmiths was founded in 1891 and has been part of the University of London for nearly 120 years. Alongside this history comes an innovative and creative approach to the subjects you can study, and a commitment to social and environmental justice. 

As a Goldsmiths student you'll enjoy a single-site campus in New Cross, South East London. It's in Zone 2 and just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London. So you can access the best of the world's top student city while still enjoying a friendly and supportive student community.

An aerial view of the Goldsmiths campus, with the College Green in the foreground and the back of the redbrick Richard Hoggart Building in the background

Enjoy a single-site campus experience just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London

London's Piccadilly Circus by night, featuring a London Underground sign in the foreground and big neon screens in the background

Make the most of being in London, voted the world's top city to be a student (QS Best Student Cities 2023)

I loved my time at Goldsmiths. One of the best things about it is its location – travel links are fantastic and all your lectures are on one site.

Andrea, undergraduate student

Andrea, undergraduate student