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Social Work

This course opens up a challenging and rewarding career in social work, social justice and political activism within the diverse field of social care. This nationally and internationally recognised qualification equips graduates to work in the voluntary, statutory and private sector within fields such as policy, therapeutic intervention, research and management.

Entry requirements

A degree, grade 2.1 or above, or equivalent. GCSE: English & Mathematics at grade C or above. (In some circumstances, Level 2 alternative certificated qualifications in maths and English; and a lower degree classification may be considered).

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to professional social work; critical professional practice; professional capability in practice 1 (70 day placement); individuals, communities and societies; developing critical professional practice; understanding social work research; research in practice; professional capability in practice 2 (100 day placement).

Assessment methods

Assessment is through assignments; practice portfolio; independent project.

Sponsorship information

Applicants may be eligible for a social work bursary which is funded by the Department of Health. The social work bursary provides a contribution towards the tuition fee (pro-rata for the part time route). Students in receipt of a bursary will be expected to pay the difference direct to the University. Study awards include: Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship; University of Salford student loyalty discount; Country bursary scheme (for international students only).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 2 years
MA Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

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Course Enquiries
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0161 295 4545