Taught course

Social Work

University of Salford · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate honours degree normally at 2:1 or above. 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. Please contact the Admissions Tutor to discuss this before applying.) Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)- The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Applicant profile: Students applying for the course come from a myriad of backgrounds which include the police, teaching, social care, business and direct from undergraduate study.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

3 good reasons to study Social Work at Salford:

  • Qualify as a professional social worker while gaining a Masters degree
  • Integrate knowledge, theory, research and practical understanding to use in your professional practice
  • Designed collaboratively with service users, practitioners, carers, students and academic staff.

Course Summary

This course has an emphasis on research and student-centred learning which aims to develop your understanding and skills in becoming a critical practitioner. You will also have the opportunity to follow a particular pathway in any aspect of social work such as mental health, children and families, older people and disability.

This course is designed to enable you to integrate knowledge, theory, research and practical understanding and use this understanding in the field of professional practice.

Please apply for this course through UCAS.

Information for international students

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English - IELTS 7.0 band score with no score below 7.0.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £5,250

Full-time International £12,800

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £5,350

Full-time International £13,050

Scholarships and Bursaries

You 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.

For full details on the Social Work bursary and how to apply for one please see the NHS Business services website http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students.

At the University we offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
+44 (0) 161 295 4646