Explore Social Work and Integrated Practice

Six students engaged in a discussion while seated in a circle within the Counselling Suite.

Social Workers are required to intervene in the lives of vulnerable people and people in crisis making decisions which impact directly on individuals, families and society. Our social work courses open up a challenging and rewarding career in social work, social justice and political activism within the diverse field of social care. 

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What Can We Offer You?


Our programmes are approved by Social Work England and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


We are one of the largest and most reputable providers of Social Work education in the UK.


You will benefit from our excellent links with various agencies, providers and partners through guest lectures and placement opportunities.

Emma's Story - Graduate

Learning Disability Week

Emma studied Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work (Integrated Practice) and tells us about her experience.

"I chose Salford because it is one of the three universities in the UK that deliver this joint course – and you graduate with one degree but two qualifications.

I went on six practice placements which equipped me with lots of experience, as well as opening my eyes to what kind of job opportunities would be available once I had qualified. My final placement was with the Salford Royal Foundation Trust. I worked alongside the Joint Adults Learning Disabilities Team, who work with people from the age of 18 with learning disabilities. Throughout my time with the team, I learnt a lot of skills I use in my everyday practice now. I learned how much a learning disabilities nurse means to the people we support, some of the client group also spoke at the event in London and they were able to share how much of an impact we have on their lives.

You had to complete 100 days in practice, and at the end of my placement the manager actually offered me a temporary contact. I then went on to apply for a permanent job where I was successful and secured a permanent position.

I have gone on to develop nursing and social work skills in my everyday practice working alongside social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, art therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists. 

I still work on this team as a community nurse and I really love what I do."

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From becoming an undergraduate student to on-campus accommodation, we've got you covered. Take a look at the information below to get a feel for all things Salford life.

Next steps

If you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you. You can contact us through email enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.