University of Salford
Welcome to University of Salford
The University of Salford has always placed employability at the heart of its study experience. It can trace its history back to 1896 when it was founded to meet the needs of the thriving industries in the region that were busy changing how we lived. Today the university’s commitment to working with employers has not changed.
Many of its degree programmes are recognised by professional bodies, it maintains strong links with practitioners and its research teams partner with leading bodies.
The campus may be set in the historic city of Salford on a beautiful, spacious green campus but the cosmopolitan delights of Manchester lie just a couple of miles away. So too does the cutting edge technology available at the university’s latest campus at MediaCityUK, the centre of the UK’s media, digital and creative industry.
Salford’s 20,000 students benefit from the university’s leading research and teaching in fields such as health, energy, media and the built environment. They can also take advantage of the links that exist with business and industry partners. And, of course, they have all the opportunities that the UK’s fastest growing city offers right on their doorstep.
Courses and fees
Typical entry requirements are between 220 and 320 UCAS tariff points for degree entry. They are slightly lower for foundation degrees.
Salford is committed to widening access to higher education for all parts of the community and is proud to be in the top 10 HE institutions for doing so. For those without formal qualifications an assessment service is offered. For full details of entry requirements please visit the university’s website.
Faculties / Departments
The university is organised into seven schools:
- School of Arts & Media
- Salford Business School
- School of Health Sciences
- School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences
- School of Computing, Science & Engineering
- School of Environment & Life Sciences
- School of the Built Environment
The university accepts international students on to all of its courses, if entry requirements are met.
More than 3,000 international students from over 100 countries are currently studying at the university.
There are scholarships and bursaries worth up to £5,000 for international students, including Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships and several course-specific bursaries.
For full details please visit the university’s website.
The fee for all UK/EU students studying a full-time undergraduate degree is £9,000. The fee for part-time students will vary depending on the number of credits taken per year.
Bursaries and scholarships
A range of bursaries and scholarships are available for undergraduate, postgraduate and international students. For more details please visit the university’s website.
The main campus is located just over a mile from Manchester city centre, nestling in 60 acres of parkland with the River Irwell running through it.
There are other campuses close by, including Salford’s latest digital media centre at MediaCityUK, which is located four miles from the centre of Manchester.
Library and study facilities
Extensive library and study facilities offer more than 500,000 printed books, 400,000 e-books and 40,000 journals. There is 24/7 access to the main library all year round.
All libraries offer both silent areas and spaces for working with others and there are more than 600 open access student PCs and 240 laptops available for hire.
There are many networked PCs and Macs available across the university. Wired and wireless internet access is provided free of charge throughout the campus.
Salford is the only university with a campus at the heart of the UK’s media, digital and creative industry in MediaCityUK.
Employability lies at the heart of Salford’s courses.
Many are accredited by a professional body, including RICS, CIM, NUJ, AMBA, CIPS, EPAS, CIPD, IME, CIOB and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
On-campus recruitment fairs are delivered from October to February to provide opportunities for students to meet employers and there is a long–established track record of maintaining successful relations with business and industry, leading to work placements and mentorship opportunities.
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.
Peel Hall has seating for nearly 400 and hosts many musical performances whilst the university's Robert Powell Theatre (named after a famous alumnus) stages dramatic performances.
At the Chapman Gallery on campus there is a wide range of modern and contemporary art exhibitions.
The Tom Husband Leisure Centre is also situated on campus, offering students a gym, swimming pool, sauna, spa, squash courts, climbing wall and an indoor sports hall.
Every student at Salford is automatically a member of the Students’ Union. There are over 100 different sports and activity groups to choose from, as well as film showings, comedy, quizzes and live music.
The Union has recently invested in a new social space, Atmosphere, offering a bar, food and chill out zones for students get to know each other in.
There is plenty of opportunity to play competitive sport whilst at Salford. Each week nearly 40 teams from the university compete as part of the BUCS leagues.
It’s not all about competitive sport, though.
The popular ‘Give it a Go’ programme encourages students to try out a new sport and the sports centre on campus offers an indoor sports hall and outdoor astroturf and grass pitches. It also contains a 25m swimming pool, four fitness studios, conditioning and strength rooms, a climbing wall and two squash courts.
Medical and welfare services
Support is available on campus for drop-in chats or private appointments to help you resolve any personal, study, financial or social matters that may arise during your studies.
The Student Life department offers a space where students can go for advice on anything from careers to finance, recently had a £3-million refit with counselling rooms, social areas and a one-stop-shop advice desk.
There are a number of ways students can access financial support whether they are undergraduate, postgraduate or international. Please visit the university’s website for more information.
The University of Salford offers over 2,400 bedrooms that are either on campus or just a short walk away.
All accommodation is furnished and self-catering. Free access to Wi-Fi, utility charges and contents insurance are included in the rent of the flats which range from two to ten bedrooms.Family accommodation and adapted facilities for students with specific requirements are available.
Peel Park Quarter is a brand new accommodation development offering nearly 1,400 en-suite rooms. Students enjoy access to onsite facilities including a cinema and games room, gym, group study lounges and launderette.
Bramall Court is located next to the Adelphi Campus, making it ideal for those studying music or performing arts. There is a large social and games room with Sky TV.
The John Lester and Eddie Colman Court site is located across the road from the Allerton Building, making it ideal for those studying nursing and healthcare and also the closest accommodation for students at the MediaCityUK campus. There are multiple social areas, a games room with Sky TV, a library room and a free on-site gym.
Postgraduate and mature students can choose from any of the accommodation options but John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts both offer postgraduate-only zones.
Open daysOpen days are regularly held for prospective students: you can find when the next available opportunity to visit Salford is by visiting its website.
Located in the heart of Salford, with all that Manchester, the UK’s fastest growing city, has to offer, you’ll never be short of things to do or places to go while you’re studying.
Students at the University of Salford are in the heart of a vibrant, dynamic and cosmopolitan region that offers world-class arts, culture, sport and shopping.
Manchester’s musical pedigree is second-to-none.
The ‘Madchester’ scene of the late eighties and the legendary Hacienda nightclub are just two examples of this. Oasis, The Stone Roses, Joy Division, New Order, The Smiths, Take That, The Bee Gees, 10cc, The Hollies and Simply Red have laid the foundations for a contemporary scene that waits for you to discover it.
Manchester for many is all about the football, and it’s no wonder with Manchester United, Manchester City and The National Football Museum all bringing in the crowds.
Cultural attractions include a wealth of museums, concert halls and art galleries that include the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Opera House, the Royal Exchange Theatre and the Manchester Arena.
The Trafford Centre is a shopper’s delight, but it also offers a leisure complex featuring a cinema, miniature golf, amusement arcade and bowling alley. As if that isn’t enough the Arndale is the third largest city centre shopping precinct in Europe.
Manchester has one of the largest student populations in Europe and it is also renowned for its vibrant nightlife.
You can soak up the last of the summer sun at the charming bars by the canal in Castlefield, keep up with the latest trends in the Northern Quarter or really go for it in clubs of Deansgate Locks.
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