Social Work

Social Work Department

The Social Work Department at Edge Hill offers a range of qualifying social work programmes, practice educator programmes as well as training and development opportunities across the statutory and PVI sectors, maintaining close and dynamic links with a range of partner agencies in social work and related professions both in the UK and abroad. The staff team are all qualified and experienced social workers with practice and managerial experience in social work. Members of the Department are also engaged in research and consultancy.

The Department offers a qualifying Social Work degree, accredited by the Health and Professions Council, as well as four Nursing and Social Work integrated Masters degrees, accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Health and Care Professions Council.

For graduates looking to become professionally qualified social workers, we offer an accredited Masters course.

Why Study at Edge Hill University?

Edge Hill University has ranked in the top three in the North West for overall student satisfaction in every National Student Satisfaction Survey so far. Results from the National Student Survey 2013 show Edge Hill University students to be the most satisfied in the region. Based on the average of the responses to all 23 questions in the survey for 2013, the University is ranked top in the North West. Nursing courses at Edge Hill have ranked top in the country for practice-based learning in two of the last four surveys.

The Faculty of Health and Social Care has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for the quality of teaching and learning, student progression and learning resources.

The University is also top in the North West for Teaching Excellence in the Sunday Times University Guide 2012 and to add to a third shortlisting for the Times Higher University of the Year, we have been rated top six in the UK for Courses and Lecturers on WhatUni.com by our students reviewing their experiences.

We continue to invest in state-of-the-art facilities for our students with £150m invested in campus developments over the last decade, including a £14 million Faculty of Health and Social Care building housing some of the best facilities for health students in the country. The University’s ambitious plans for expansion include a planned investment of £220m by 2020.

Edge Hill is also bucking the national trend and has seen applications to study increase five-fold in the past 10 years.

The Edge Hill University experience is designed to prepare all students for their future careers. We have an excellent track record in graduate employment and Edge Hill is the top performing University in the North-West region for employability, with 93.4% of graduates in work or further study six months after graduating. (Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), Performance Indicators 2011-12.)

Read more about studying with Edge Hill’s Faculty of Health and Social Care