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University of Salford

4.4 out of 5 (44 ratings / 30 reviews) Salford, England, United Kingdom
Once at the centre of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, the University of Salford is now at the heart of 21st century creativity and learning. Our up-to-the-minute master’s courses combine the best of theory and practice to help equip you for the challenges of the working world. 

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (34)
Medicine & Health (21)
Engineering & Technology (18)
Social Sciences (14)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (8)
Arts, Design & Architecture (6)
Computer Science & IT (6)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (6)
Journalism & Media (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Law (3)
Education & Training (2)
Humanities (2)



On 10 February 1967 the Royal College of Advanced Technology became the University of Salford when Her Majesty the Queen handed over the Royal Charter. The University College Salford and the University of Salford finally merged into a single institution in 1996 – exactly 100 years after the formation of the original Royal Technical Institute.


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.  

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Student services

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.

Housing services

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.

Library services

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.

ICT services

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.

Medical services

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 Life

Campus life

Our university campus has undergone significant regeneration over the past few years to offer the best learning spaces for students to develop skills in their chosen subject area. We’re continuing to invest heavily in our campus and facilities, to ensure that you get a great university experience.

If you decide halls aren’t for you and want to look for your own place, we recommend using Manchester Student Homes. They offer free house-hunting advice and can help you keep informed of your rights as a private tenant.

Sports facilities

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.

Student clubs

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.

Student Reviews

Learning to live.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Coordinated learning designed to have maximum impact, I really enjoyed the learning environment and teaching skills of the lecturers. There is still room for improvement in the area of mentoring students

Excellent and Engaging
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The School of Arts & Media was really well equipped, the tutors were really helpful and supportive. The course content was interesting and lectures were engaging. Overall really great experience and I’d do it all again.

My Salford story
Fidelis Nwaerema rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University provided me a great opportunity for self development in numerous areas beside my program of study. I they improve on making it much easier for graduates to proceed for PhD programs immediatly on graduation.

Salford, England, United Kingdom