The University of Salford is located less than two miles from the city centre of Manchester, in the heartland of England’s 19th century industrial revolution.
The university can be traced back to two institutions that emerged during that time: the Pendleton Mechanics Institute and the Salford Working Men’s College – both of which were founded in the 1850s to cater for the demand for industrial skills.
These two institutions became the Royal Technical Institute, Salford, just before the turn of the last century, which in turn became the Royal Technical College, Salford, in the 1920s.
After splitting again in 1958, two separate institutions developed – ultimately known as University College Salford and The University of Salford (this name was used for the first time in 1967). In 1996, the two merged again under the University of Salford name.
In addition to the main Peel Park campus, the university has a big presence in Mediacityuk, a development on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal which also houses offices for – among others – the BBC and ITV. This gives students the chance to work in close proximity to media professionals.
In 2004, the university began a £150 million investment programme. This included the building of the £22 million Mary Seacole Building, which now houses the College of Health and Social Care, and the Law School’s £10 million Lady Hale Building.
The University of Salford’s main library is named in honour of its first ever vice-chancellor, Clifford Whitworth.
Among the well known alumni of the University of Salford are comedians Peter Kay and Jason Manford, and the actor Sir Ben Kingsley.
Why Study at Salford ?
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 research expertise of our academics who have a strong track record of leading influential research projects and are highly respected in their fields.
At Salford you’ll be joining a Postgraduate community of over 3,400 students from around the world and you’ll be located in Greater Manchester which is home to the largest student population in Europe.
Accelerate your career
A postgraduate taught course from Salford offers you the opportunity to specialise in a particular field and gain a qualification that can enhance your employment prospects and professional development.
Increase your earning potential
Having a postgraduate degree enhances not only your knowledge but your salary as well! Postgraduates from Salford earn 50% more than our undergraduates with an average starting salary of £27,000. (DLHE 2013/14)
Gain practical experience
The majority of our courses include opportunities to take placements and participate in live projects with industry. These links hugely benefit your employability and are a key reason why Salford graduates are in great demand from business and industry.
Scholarships and bursaries
We realise that postgraduate study is an investment for you both in terms of time and cost. We offer fee discounts to students who achieve a 2:1 in their prior study, loyalty discounts to Salford graduates and country specific bursaries.
We’re confident you’ll find the right course for you, where academic learning and specialist knowledge meet industry experience and practical skills. Our programmes are available in various modes of delivery including full-time, part-time and distance learning