School of Human and Social Sciences

Social work

Number 2 Uni in London for Social Work

No. 2 university in London for Social Work - The Complete University Guide 2018

This is an innovative course designed to meet the demands of contemporary social work practice. It will offer individuals the opportunity to participate in a course of study that has a strong practice focus, balanced with theoretical, research and evidenced based teaching and learning. The course will encourage students to utilise life skills and abilities, in order to develop innovative, creative thinking.

Our teaching staff have extensive practice experience across a wide range of services - particularly in areas that have attracted more and more focus in recent years, such as substance misuse, mental health and domestic violence.

Find out more about our BSc (Hons) Social Work course.


National Student Survey 2017


This course received a 93% rating for the quality of the teaching. We were ranked no. 2 university in London for overall satisfaction.

National Student Survey 2017

What our students say

My three years at UWL have equipped me for an exciting career in Social Work. This has been made possible by the support, encouragement and commitment from the Social Work Team. As I was a mature student, I found that I fitted in very well, as there were students of all ages. I am glad I chose to study at UWL (or they chose me), as it was the best decision ever. Stella Gwimbi