The University of Salford has a long history of connecting our students with industry. Our roots date back to the industrial revolution when we were initially established in 1896 as the Salford Royal Technical Institute. We’ve now been a leading university for 50 years, providing students with real-world experiences, preparing them for their career.
We form strong partnerships with businesses and organisations from all sectors, working hand-in-hand with them to develop courses that are up-to-date and relevant to today’s challenges. We offer courses in a wide range of disciplines including business management, law, science, engineering, built environment, computing, nursing, physiotherapy, media, the arts and more.
We offer a variety of courses to suit your individual needs, including traditional 3-year undergraduate degrees or four-years with year placement, one-year master’s degrees and some two-year master’s degrees with a placement.
Research at the University of Salford extends across schools, research centres and industry partners, in a truly unique way of collaborative learning.
The Research Excellence Framework assesses the quality of research in UK academic institutions and we have some excellent results, including:
We use our wide-ranging partnerships and staff networks to create opportunities for our students to gain the practical experience that will help them gain a competitive advantage in their chosen career.
Most of our courses offer work placements, as well as opportunities to take part in live briefs, where you’ll work in teams to deliver solutions for real clients.
Many of our undergraduate courses and some master’s courses offer a year-long industry placement.
We provide excellent careers support for students, from updating CV’s and LinkedIn, to interview techniques and career advice.
Our modern on-campus accommodation Park Quarter was recently voted the second-best halls of residence in the UK by Student Hut. It is available to first year students and it overlooks the beautiful Peel park, and has a gym, cinema room, social area, games room and 24-hour security.
We also have John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts which are closer to our MediaCity campus and are available for postgraduate or undergraduate students. They’re right next to Salford Shopping City and have a gym, reading room, common room, basketball courts, 24-hour security and free Wifi and parking.
For students that would prefer to live off-campus, there are lots of private accommodation options available.
Our main library (Clifford Whitworth Library) is a modern learning space with PC suites, Mac computers, laptops available for loan, bookable work rooms and café.
The library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so, you can study at a time that suits you. You’ll also find study spaces across the University, so a quiet place to work is never far away.
We have a dedicated IT support team who can support you with any IT issues you are facing. There are many laptops and computers with Wifi that can be used for free, as well as a free laptop loan service from the library. You also get free access to a range of digital tools and training via LinkedIn Learning.
Our student support team askUS work in partnership with the NHS services to make sure students get the care that they need. We have an on-campus doctors’ surgery (GP) for students to access. We also offer free testing for Covid-19 and a vaccination clinic for students to get free vaccinations to protect against the virus.
Our main campus, Peel Park, offers state-of-the-art learning facilities within minutes of the world-class city Manchester, set against beautiful green spaces to relax and socialise.
On this campus is our futuristic New Adelphi building, where our art, design, music, performance, and architecture students learn. Also, the Peel building, which opened in 1896, is for students studying courses in environment and life sciences. You can also find our new £65 million science, engineering and environment building, as well as sports facilities, student shops, food outlets and a train station.
Frederick Road campus is nearby, and home to our health courses.
Our Sports Centre has a 25-metre swimming pool with spa and sauna; five fitness suites, including strength, cardio and conditioning rooms, all containing the latest gym equipment and multi-use sports hall for badminton, basketball, netball and five-a-side-football. Next to the Sports Centre we have two 11-a-side football pitches and a brand-new 3G pitch that can be used for football, rugby, ultimate frisbee, softball and much more.
We offer a range of fitness classes in our state-of-the-art Studio Room, including Metafit, Zumba, yoga, pilates, studio cycling and the new and popular boogie bounce. Our health hub offers a range of discounted massage treatments to help you recover.
The University of Salford Students’ Union has over 50 student-led societies. This includes anything from academic to liberation, political to performance, and international and cultural to religion. Students can join societies during welcome week or via the website and the first session/meeting you attend is always free.
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