University of Salford

University of Salford

4.2 out of 5 (140 ratings / 126 reviews) Salford, England, United Kingdom
The University of Salford’s industry-relevant courses give students the real-world skills they need to succeed in the competitive job market. Many of our courses are designed and taught by industry professionals and include work placements, internships, live projects or field trips.

Top reasons to study here

  • SSddd Our industry-relevant courses give students get the practical skills they need to succeed in the modern workplace.
  • Our community is diverse and friendly, with over 20,000 students from 130 countries currently studying on our campus.
  • We offer a range of scholarships to international students with up to £5,000 discount on tuition fees.

Bachelor's programmes

Education & Training (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

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.

Education

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

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:

  • 50% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of its originality, significance and rigour. 
  • 100% of our impact in social work and social policy is world-leading or internationally excellent. 
  • 80% of our research outputs in electrical and electronic engineering, metallurgy and materials are world-leading or internationally excellent (REF exercise, 2014).

Career

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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
801
2021
801
2020
801
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
801
2021
801
2020
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
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2021
1093 -52
2020
1041
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

  • askUS offer advice on matters such as finance, wellbeing and counselling, accommodation and more. 
  • Our Faith Centre is located on campus and offers support, friendship, and services for students and staff.
  • The University of Salford Students’ Union (USSU), which is run independently from the university provides low-cost meals, two shops on campus, selling low-cost supplies and groceries, over 100 different activity groups and sports teams, social events and nationwide discounts on shops/restaurants/leisure
  • 24-hour security services from our friendly team who are regularly accredited for their work in keeping our community of students and staff safe. 

Housing services

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. 

Library services

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.

ICT services

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.

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

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. 

Student clubs

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. Student’s can join societies during welcome week or via the website and the first session/meeting you attend is always free. Students can also start their own society if they want to.

Accreditation

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, 
  • The Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Small Business Charter
  • ICAEW Chartered Accountants
  • The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority. 
  • EFMD
  • Think Ahead
  • ACCA
  • Apm
  • Bar Standard Board
  • CIMA
  • IDM
  • IDEA
  • Ilm approved centre
  • CIPFA
  • CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply)
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • CMI: Management & Leadership Development and Training
  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council
  • Creative Skillset
  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • The College of Radiographers
  • HCPC Health & Care Professions Council
  • The Register of Exercise Professionals
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Student Reviews

Excellent
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was fine and well presented

Good lecturer
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Some lectures are really helpful and I really like the studio session in school, the facilities are really good as well, even I got no experience in physics I still able to learn things from the course

Experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

At this university I learnt how to be independent and how to manage my time wisely as an international student

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