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About University of Salford

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Once at the heart of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, the University of Salford is now the home of 21st century creativity and real-world learning. We offer more than 180 postgraduate courses that combine the best of theory and practice to help equip you for the challenges of the working world. So whatever your career holds: high-flying business leader; paving the way in compassionate patient care; academic research excellence; or groundbreaking discoveries – you’ll find everything you need to build a bright future at the University of Salford.

Postgraduate study

We offer an extensive range of support for postgraduate students. Our postgraduate training programme will help you develop the skills you need for effective research, whether you’re planning a career in academia or the public or private sectors. Our online doctoral programme enables candidates who cannot commit to a full- or part-time degree, to complete their PhD with Salford.


We have industry-standard facilities across our vibrant campus, from TV studios to a radiography centre, a 350-seat theatre to wind tunnels, fight simulators, a world-class human performance laboratory, the world’s only fully climate-controlled Energy House, and much more.

We’ve recently installed a brand new simulation suite for our healthcare students. Designed to replicate a real hospital environment, it includes: an adult and children’s ward, a treatment room, a nurse’s station and more. It also has human patient simulators that can imitate blinking, breathing and giving birth.

Our commitment to offering industry-standard learning facilities continues with the New Adelphi Building. This £55 million home for Arts and Media features high-spec studios, performance spaces, tuition rooms and an outdoor amphitheatre.


Excellent research is at the heart of what we do. We are a research-driven institution, using innovation and creativity to find solutions to real-world problems. Our multidisciplinary research environment is recognised around the world, attracting more than 3,000 international students to study at Salford.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 50% of research at the University of Salford was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent. 90% of our research was judged to be of international quality. 100% of our impact in Social Work and Social Policy was rated as outstanding or very considerable. 80% of our research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials, was rated as World Leading or Internationally Excellent. Over 85% of our research in Environment was deemed as World Leading and Internationally Excellent. Salford Business School also increased its grade point average by 33% from the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, and its overall position from 69th to 54th in Business and Management.

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