Social Work

You can choose a challenging and rewarding career with a Christ Church Social Work degree

Our expertise in social work training and education spans more than 25 years. We are proud to be part of a University that is a major provider of health and social care education in the South East. 

To ensure we develop employable graduates, our courses, research and knowledge exchange activities are continually evolving meet the needs of social services and social care sectors locally, nationally and internationally. 

Pre-registration Social Work courses

We offer two flexible routes into Social Work at our Canterbury Campus:

Both routes are designed to allow graduates to apply for registration as a Social Worker with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). They are approved by the regulatory body for the profession, the HCPC.

You may be eligible for an externally-funded Social Work Bursary.  Read more about Social Work bursaries.

Which route is for me?

The BA (Hons) Social Work Degree is aimed at people who do not already hold a relevant BA/BSc degree and/or do not have extensive experience in a social work/care-related role.

If you hold a first degree in a subject such as nursing, midwifery, teacher training, education, health science, social sciences or psychology, or you have extensive experience in any of these areas, the MA Social Work is likely to be more suitable for you.

Read more about a career in Social Work.

Complete our enquiry form and we will be in touch to let you know more about the different routes into Social Work.

For registered social workers we also offer a range of  continuing professional development modules and  postgraduate programmes.


Many of the teaching team are actively involved in research and scholarship and this includes presenting at national and international conferences, undertaking empirical research and writing for peer-reviewed journals.

If you are interested in applying to be a Masters research or PhD student, view the masters research online prospectus page.


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