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Established: 1967

University of Salford

Maxwell Building, 43 Crescent, Salford M5 4WT, UK

The University of Salford, Manchester is a public research university in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, 1.5 miles west of Manchester city centre. The Royal Technical Institute, Salford, which opened in 1896, became a College of Advanced Technology in 1956 and gained university status, in 1967.

  • 19,000+
    Total Students
  • 26%
    International Students
  • GBP 9,385
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • GBP 3,593
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 16.6
    Students Per Staff
  • 4.8%
    Acceptance Rate

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The university's origins can be traced to 1896 with the opening of the Royal Technical Institute, Salford, a merger of Salford Working Men's College founded in 1858 and Pendleton Mechanics' Institute founded in 1850.

There are countless reasons why the University of Salford could be the place for you: our unbeatable links to industry that will get you work-ready; our location in the heart of Greater Manchester; our state-of-the-art facilities and award-winning academics.

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 the challenges of modern industry. Our academic staff are professionals in their fields, with many still actively engaging with industry to continuously update their knowledge and inform their teaching.

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.

The Patient Simulation Suites in Mary Seacole building replicate a real hospital, allowing students on Nursing and Midwifery courses to learn vital skills in an environment that's as close to the real thing as possible.

Once you register at the University of Salford, you’ll automatically become a member of Salford Student Union. The SU is run by and for students, independently of the University, to help you love your life at Salford. There are over 50 student-led societies covering all kinds of activities and causes – and if you can’t find one for your particular interest, the SU can support you to start your own! The SU also runs Atmosphere bar and café, offering a place to relax with your friends after lectures with a great range of food and drink at affordable prices. The bar also hosts DJs, pub quiz and karaoke nights, sports screenings and other events.

Team Salford unites all sports and physical activity at Salford, with the aim of making exercise accessible and fun for everyone. So whether you’re already playing in a team or have never even set foot in a gym.

Our main campus sits right next to Peel Park, one of the oldest public parks in the country. One of the most unique spaces within the University, the anechoic chamber has been built to minimise noise as much as possible – meaning it’s probably the quietest place you’ll ever experience!

Salford’s Energy House is the only full-scale, climate controlled building in Europe, designed to allow researchers to find ways of improving energy efficiencies in British homes.

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 Maker movement has found its home at the University of Salford, with our new Maker Space open to staff and students.

'Megalab' - named after Sir Walter Bodmer, one of the proposers of the Human Genome Project which mapped three billion pairs of human DNA - is our world-class facility for the School of Environment and Life Sciences.

New Adelphi is the new home for culture and creativity on campus, and houses our School of Arts and Media and Architecture facilities.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 84% Students
  • GBP 13,953 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • 16% Students
  • GBP 12,724 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at University of Salford


  • Accounting and Finance - BSc (Hons)
  • Accounting and Finance Foundation Year - Foundation Year
  • Acoustical and Audio Engineering - BEng /MEng (Hons)
  • Acoustical and Audio Engineering with Foundation Year - BEng (Hons)
  • Aeronautical Engineering - MEng (Hons)
  • Aeronautical Engineering - BEng (Hons)
  • Aeronautical Engineering with Foundation Year - BEng (Hons)
  • Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies - MEng (Hons)
  • Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies - BEng (Hons)
  • Animation - BA (Hons)
  • Archaeological Practice (2 year degree) - BA (Hons)
  • Archaeology and Geography with Professional Practice - BA (Hons)
  • Architectural Design and Technology - BSc (Hons)
  • Architectural Design and Technology (Accelerated Degree) - BSc (Hons)
  • Architectural Engineering - BSc (Hons)
  • Architecture - BSc (Hons)
  • Architecture (MArch) - Masters
  • Art and Design Foundation Year - Foundation Year
  • Automotive and Autonomous Vehicle Technology (AAVT) - BEng (Hons)/ MEng (Hons)


  • Accounting and Finance - MSc/PgDip/PgCert
  • Acute Neuroscience Care - Advancing Practice - Single Module - Level 7 (30 credits)
  • Addictive Behaviour - Single Module - Level 7 (30 credits)
  • Advanced Automotive and Autonomous Technology (AAAT) - MSc/PgDip/PgCert
  • Advanced Clinical Practice - MSc/PgDip/PgCert
  • Advanced Control Systems - MSc/PgDip
  • Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies - MSc/PgDip/PgCert
  • Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Supervision) - MSc/PgDip/PgCert
  • Advanced Medical Imaging - MSc/PgDip/PgCert
  • Advanced Physiotherapy - MSc/PgDip/PgCert
  • Advanced Practice (Neonates) - MSc/PgDip/PgCert
  • Aerospace Engineering - MSc/PgDip/PgCert
  • Anthony Burgess and his Contemporaries - single module - Level 7 (30 credits)
  • Applied Orthopaedic Radiology - Single module - Level 7 (30 credits)
  • Applied Psychology (Addictions) - MSc/PgDip/PgCert
  • Applied Psychology (Therapies) - MSc/PgDip/PgCert
  • Applied Social Work Practice - MSc/PgDip/PgCert
  • Assessment and Interventions for Occupational and Vocational Rehabilitation - Single Module - Level 7 (30 credits)
  • Audio Acoustics - MSc/PgDip
  • Audio Production - MSc/PgDip


  • Acoustics and Audio Engineering - PhD MPhil MSc by research
  • Art - PhD MPhil MSc by research

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.0
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.0

Academic Life

  • 52 : 48
    Female male ratio
  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 1,000-1,499
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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