Taught course

Social Work

University of Salford · School of Health and Society

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate honours degree, normally achieving a 2:1 or above.

Qualifications achieving a 2:2 will be considered with relevant work experience and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Competence in information and communication technology (ICT) methods and techniques to achieve course outcomes is required.

A suitable professional or academic reference is also necessary.

GCSE or equivalent: English at grade 4/C or above.

Months of entry


Course content

This qualification 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 recognized qualification equips graduates to work in the voluntary, statutory, and private sectors within fields such as policy, therapeutic intervention, research, and management.

We welcome students of all backgrounds who seek an MA in Social Work that develops critical analysis, open debate, questioning, and dismantling of conceptual frameworks. If you want professional social work training founded on principles of empowerment and social justice, look no further.

You will qualify as a professional social worker while gaining a master's degree.

This programme is accredited by Social Work England, the professional regulatory body for social workers in England.

You will:

  • Learn integrated knowledge, theory, research, and practical understanding to use in your professional practice.
  • Study a programme designed collaboratively with service users, practitioners, carers, students, and academic staff.
  • Develop skills to enable you to have a challenging and rewarding career in social work.

Information for international students


If you are an international student and not from a majority English-speaking country, you will need IELTS 7.0 with no element below 7.0.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545