Our University’s past is rooted in the great Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century which changed the world. Salford’s thriving textile industry was fed by the Manchester Ship Canal built which was opened in 1894 and gave the city direct trade access to the sea. The Salford docks brought employment until the latter half of the 20th Century when the old industries went into decline.
Our courses open doors to rewarding and challenging careers in health, science, engineering, the arts, the built environment, media, music, law and business. You'll benefit from the expertise of our academics, who are highly respected in their fields and have a strong track record of delivering high-quality teaching and leading influential research projects.
We are at the cutting-edge of collaborative research that addresses real-world challenges. We invest in multi-disciplinary research programmes and state-of-the-art facilities that contribute to the knowledge economy, drive economic growth, improve healthcare provision and transform urban environments in pursuit of global sustainability.
We use our partnerships and staff networks to create opportunities for you to gain real, hands-on experience that will help you to develop the professional and personal skills that employers value.
The majority 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 courses offer a year in the industry, giving you the chance to work full-time for an employer. You’ll be paid for you work and you won’t have to pay any tuition fees for the year.
At the University of Salford, you’ll join a supportive and thriving student community with over 20,000 students from over 100 different countries, so you can be sure of a diverse and welcoming university experience. We know that coming to university can be a daunting as well as an exciting experience, but there is no need to worry. We pride ourselves on being a supportive and inclusive university and have a range of support services tailored to your needs.
Living in accommodation is a great way for students to get settled into university life, meet new people and immerse themselves in the student experience.
At Salford we work with our accommodation partners Campus Living Villages (CLV), who manage two accommodation villages. Prices include all utilities, wi-fi, use of on-site social areas and free on-site gym.
You’ll also be supported by your Denizen reps – Salford students who live in your halls, who are on hand to help with any issues you might face.
Clifford Whitworth library is our main library, which has recently undergone a £6.2m refurbishment to bring you 'the library in the park', inspired by the historic Peel Park which runs alongside the building. The library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering group study spaces, PCs, Macs and laptop loans. Our dedicated library support staff also offer a range study skills sessions.
The University of Salford's licence agreements mean that some software titles are available for distribution from IT Services, or at discounted prices for use either on campus or at home.
askUS, the University of Salford’s student services team, works in partnership with NHS services in the community to ensure that students get the care and support they need while you studing at Salford. To make sure that you’re able to access medical treatment when you need it, we recommended that you register with a GP as soon as you arrive at university.
Student accommodation is often more than just a place to catch up on sleep after a hard day of working and studying; it's also a place to socialise, make new friends and relax in a safe and comfortable environment. Both of our accommodation villages include amenities such as Wi-Fi, on-site social areas and a free on-site gym, as well as 24-hour security.
We’re home to two of the biggest teams in football, Manchester United and Manchester City (the SU offers discounted tickets to some matches!) as well as Lancashire County Cricket Club at Emirates Old Trafford.
Sportcity at the Etihad Campus houses the National Cycling Centre and Velodrome, the National Squash Centre and regional Tennis Centre. Along Oxford Road you’ll find Manchester Aquatics Centre, boasting a 50m swimming pool, diving pool, gym and health suite.
If you like your sports a little less theatre of dreams and a little more grassroots, Manchester and Salford are also home to a community of active and enthusiastic non-league football teams, as well as rugby, hockey and roller derby teams.
Our Students’ Union has a range of great facilities for you to use and events to get involved with, such as our activity groups. There are over 70 student led clubs and societies, and, if you can’t find what you’re looking for – then why not start your own?
Across the range of programmes in Salford Business School, we hold accreditations from 15 different professional bodies. These guarantee that the programmes we deliver are of a high quality and are industry-focussed so you know that you are gaining the skills that employers want.
We are particularly proud to be accredited by AMBA for our MBA programmes, EPAS for our postgraduate Finance and Management suites of programmes and CEEMAN for our School organisation. Such international accreditations reflect the currency of our programmes and the rigorous quality assurance processes we apply to teaching, learning and development.
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