Studying Social Policy at Salford

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So you’ve applied to study Social Policy, we've made you an offer, but you’re still deciding or have further questions? 
We want to make sure you have all the information you need as you get ready to study at Salford. We hope the information below helps you in your decision making. If you have any further questions, simply get in touch with us here.

Why should you study Social Policy at the University of Salford?


You'll be taught by research-active staff who ensure that module content aligns with current social science happenings, controversies and debates.


We have excellent links with industry, from local government to social care providers, which you will benefit from via placements, guest speaker slots, field trips and other learning opportunities.


We are extremely proud that our course is ranked in the Guardian University Guide top 20 for Social Policy (2021).

Hear From Our Graduates

Academically, I most enjoyed the Sociology of Health and Illness and Precarity and Insecure lives modules. The Sociology of Health and Illness module alerted me to the fact that grave health inequalities are often determined by socioeconomic, ethnic, and gendered factors. Precarity and Insecure Lives allowed me to delve into the structural reasons for such factors and analyse in detail some of the impacts of social inequities."

Our Graduate Stories

Social Policy Graduate

A degree in social policy opens up an impressive array of career opportunities. From social worker to housing officer, find out where a degree in social policy has taken our graduates. 


We want you to enjoy your time studying here, but we understand that there may be times when you need a little extra support. Whether you need support with mental health and counselling, living costsaccommodation or just want a chat with our friendly Wellbeing Team, we are here to help. Find out more about all of the student services we offer here.

BSc (Hons) Social Policy

Did you know?

94% of our Social Policy graduate students have reported that staff are good at explaining things (NSS 2022).


If you haven't already, make sure you secure a place at one of our upcoming Applicant Visit Days. On a visit day, you will have the opportunity to experience life as a Salford student on your chosen course - you'll meet your teaching team, hear from current students and connect with other applicants.

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Find out more about accommodation, finance, and wellbeing and support on our Offer Holder Hub. For any further questions, you can simply contact us here.