What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
120 UCAS Tariff points. Minimum of 2 A Levels. General studies is accepted.
96 UCAS Tariff points.
96 UCAS Tariff points from DD grades.
96 Tariff points from MMM grades.
104 UCAS Tariff points.
96 UCAS Tariff points
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers93%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Social policy is the lively and engaging study of the way in which social issues and policies impact on the well-being of individuals, families and groups in society. This course has a national and an international dimension, covering key areas related to social welfare and social justice. It will provide you with knowledge and expertise, building a strong foundation for employment in many sectors and is an established and recognised gateway to further education and professions such as social work or teaching. Studying Social Policy provides you with the opportunity to acquire knowledge to make a difference in your future career. There is a hands-on, stimulating approach to learning, which uses and draws upon the vibrant local environment. We're very proud that Salford is the highest ranking university in the North West for Social Policy in the latest Guardian league tables.
The first year of study includes modules such as Introduction to Social Policy, Introduction to Sociology and Health, Wellbeing and Social Policies. These modules offer a general introduction to the study of social policy. During your second year, you will undertake modules such as Ideological Approaches to Welfare, Comparing Welfare Regimes, Disability Studies (Critical Perspectives) and Social Policy and Differentiation. In your third and final year, you will have the option to undertake a traditional undergraduate dissertation or a community placement. Examples of modules you will study in your third year include Social Exclusion, Families and Social Policy and
The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.
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