Social work

Social work student

Social work

Awarded by Kingston University

Kingston and St George’s is one of the leading providers of social work and social care education within London and UK. Courses are based at the Kingston Hill campus of Kingston University, with over 460 students and extensive relationships with providers of care. We have 20 academics within the school helping to inform best practice of social work/care with their years of experience and research, at a local national and international level.


Pre-qualifying social worker status course

Post-qualifying course for continuing personal and professional development

Eligible to be completed on a stand-alone or continuous module-by-module basis within a five year period

Eligible for international students

Why choose us?

  • We focus on active engagement with service users and carers who work as equal partners with us in recruiting new students, participating in teaching and in assessing students. This partnership has been commended by the Social Care Institute for Excellent (SCIE) and is used as a model for other higher education institutions in the UK
  • You will benefit from a dynamic range of partnerships with statutory and voluntary agencies, who contribute to course delivery as well as providing student placements
  • In our Practice Learning Suite facility, you have the opportunity to rehearse your social work skills in a simulated home environment and receive feedback from academics, to prepare for the workforce
  • We offer a stimulating blend of learning, mixing academic excellence with valuable hands-on work experience
  • The Working with Children and Young People course is a flexible, newly developed programme that spans social work, education and healthcare disciplines, and offers a well-rounded perspective based on social pedagogy. This course is ideal for students who want to work in interprofessional work settings, or are undecided about which career path to follow

Employment prospects
Student benefits
Practice placements
Extra practice learning opportunities

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Final year Social work BA student appointed Student Representative of Merton’s Children Social Care Social Work Board during placement.

A first person account by Yvonne Bryant about her placement, what led her to becoming a student representative and the exciting new doors it opened for her.


Associate Professor of Social Work, Keith Davies publishes a book on the ‘Troubled families initiative’ which evaluates the ‘whole family’ approach to families facing multiple problems.

A Critical Introduction to the Social Work with Troubled Families Programme, explores the roots, significance and effectiveness of troubled family approaches in social work.



Social work research

Associate professor wins award for research into end-of-life care for people with learning disabilities

Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wijne awarded 2017 Post Doctoral Researcher Award from the European Association of Palliative Care

Social Work students

Challenges to professional assessment and intervention for families with complex needs

Senior Lecturer, Rick Hood, has written a comprehensive account of the challenges to professional assessment and intervention presented by families with complex needs.

Ray Jones

Accountability and blame in social work – The Story of Baby P

Author Dr Ray Jones spent years researching the case for his book, ‘The Story of Baby P; Setting the Record Straight’, examining the way the case was told to the public and how the media became focused on the social workers; its threatening consequences for those who work to protect children; and its considerable impact on the child protection system in England.