University profile

University of Salford

2017/18 edition

About University of Salford

Meet us at one of our to find out how our taught courses and research degrees can improve your career. Our academic tutors will be on hand to discuss your needs, and you can also speak to our team about the application process, accommodation, employability, fees and funding, research support, student life and international visas.

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The University of Salford is home to a diverse community of more than 4,000 postgraduate students, working with internationally-renowned academics and contributing to research projects that are recognised both nationally and across the world.

Our up-to-the-minute, postgraduate courses combine the best of theory and practice to help equip you for the challenges of the working world. So whatever your future holds: high-flying business leader; paving the way in compassionate patient care; academic research excellence; or ground-breaking discoveries – you can feel safe knowing it’s in our hands.

We offer an extensive range of support for postgraduate students. Our postgraduate training programme will help you develop the skills you need for effective research, whether you’re planning a career in academia or the public or private sectors. Our online doctoral programme enables candidates who cannot commit to a full- or part-time degree to complete their PhD with Salford.

Our University community is truly international, with students and staff from more than 100 countries. This reflects our global outlook, our diversity, and our proactive and dynamic approach.

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Research Excellence

We strongly believe in research that has a real-world focus and makes a difference to businesses and communities around the world. For our students, this means that their tutors and supervisors have experience of developing influential, cutting-edge projects. Their knowledge is at the forefront of their sectors and this directly benefits the students they teach.

Postgraduate Taught Degrees

Our postgraduate taught degrees give students an intensive, hands-on experience in their chosen field. From studying at Times Higher Education Business School of the Year 2014, to working in world-class facilities alongside the BBC and ITV at MediaCityUK, we place real experience at the heart of academic pursuit.

As a global university, we welcome students from all over the world, either to make our campus their home or to enjoy the full Salford experience through one of our many distance learning programmes. However you choose to learn with Salford, each and every student can be assured of exceptional teaching and access to outstanding resources and industry-standard workspaces, in a nurturing postgraduate environment.

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Fees and funding

At Salford, we recognise the investment you are making in your studies, and we’re committed to helping you to achieve your career goals.

You can find out more on our funding packages at our and on our .


With Manchester on our doorstep and MediaCityUK just a stone’s throw away, The University of Salford is a great place to be a student. Manchester is one of the UK’s most cosmopolitan cities and boasts one of the largest student populations in Europe. Our campus is situated less than 3km from Manchester city centre and is near enough to walk, meaning that you are close to enjoying everything a world-class city has to offer.


MediaCityUK is a huge, £500m development that houses six national BBC departments (including Sport and Children's) alongside large numbers of smaller independent creative businesses.

The University of Salford is part of this major creative centre. Our MediaCityUK site is filled with equipment and learning spaces. Our facilities match the professional studios we’re surrounded by, and include: craft edit suites with industry-standard software; fully virtual 3D sets and green screens equivalent to those used by the BBC, ITV and Sky; TV news and radio studios, and much more.


Enhance Your Employability

Salford postgraduates are highly employable and valued in the professional and academic world. Our successful alumni are testament to how studying at Salford has progressed their careers.

Employability lies at the heart of our courses. Many are accredited by professional bodies. We also have strong links with industry. In many cases, courses are designed alongside or taught by industry professionals. Work experience, placements and masterclasses are available on many of our courses.

On-campus recruitment fairs are delivered from October to February to provide opportunities for students to meet employers. In addition, advice on job seeking skills, CVs, interview techniques and careers is available to students both whilst at the university and for many years after. Advice and information is also available to help students and graduates develop their enterprise skills, helping them turn their ideas into commercially viable businesses, and explore self-employed, freelance and consultancy career options.

Postgraduate life at Salford

As a postgraduate student, you’ll have access to the library facilities on campus and off, 24 hours a day. Clifford Whitworth Library is the University’s main library. It’s open 24 hours a day, 364 days a year and has a range of study zones so you can work with friends or study independently.

The Students' Union acts as your voice at the University, campaigning for change to make a positive difference to students' lives. When you begin your course you will automatically become a member of the Students' Union, and have access to a range of services and facilities, from clubs and societies to an advice centre, which offers free, independent and confidential advice on areas like academic issues and finance.

The askUS team provides a range of student support that is tailored to your needs. The team deals with everything from finance to visas, disability, equality, careers and personal welfare.

We have our own nursery, run by Busy Bees Childcare, right on campus. Places are available for children from three months to five years, and can be booked on a sessional (minimum one half-day) or full-time basis. We can also provide information, advice and guidance to students who have families to support.

If you decide to live on campus, you can choose from dedicated postgraduate flats in Peel Park Quarter or Eddie Coleman and John Lester Courts. You can also make arrangements to live in private accommodation. The largest student population in Europe lives in Manchester, so you won’t be short of places to rent.


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