Our University’s past is rooted in the great Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century which changed the world. Salford’s thriving textile industry was fed by the Manchester Ship Canal built which was opened in 1894 and gave the city direct trade access to the sea.Demand for new industrial skills led to the formation of the Pendleton Mechanics Institute in 1850.
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 have a strong track record of delivering high-quality teaching, leading influential research projects and are highly respected in their fields.
Ranked in the top 5 in the UK for industry engagement, we are at the cutting-edge of collaborative research that addresses real-world challenges.The University of Salford, Manchester has an exceptional record of leading collaborative research with industry.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.
If you are looking for job opportunities we have a Careers & Employability team who can assist you in gaining employment in both on campus and off campus jobs and placements.
At 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 that are tailored to your needs and with services on each campus site, the answer should only be a short walk away.
One of the most important decisions you need to make about your life as a student at Salford is where you are going to live. Whether you’re thinking of staying in University accommodation, living off campus or commuting from home, it’s important to consider your options.
Three library sites, located across a wi-fi enabled campus, including a state of the art facility at MediaCityUK. Our cutting edge resource discovery tool, SOLAR, allows access to all our academic resources from a single interface, including more than 365,000 books, 35,000 e-journals and 600,000 e-books and several special collections and archives.
The University'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. Personal or home use is subject to compliance with the supplier's terms and conditions.
Come to Salford and you’ll be based on a leafy, riverside campus only one and a half miles (2.5km) from Manchester city centre – so you’ll get the best of both worlds.
We have four University campuses, which, over the last few years, have undergone significant regeneration to offer the best learning spaces for you to develop your skills in your chosen subject area.
We’re continuing to invest heavily in our campus and facilities, to ensure that you get a great university experience.
Sports Centre: If it’s sport you’re into then the Sports Centre, open 7 days a week, has something for you. Whether you’re looking to make a splash in our five lane 25m pool, or chill out and relax in the spa and sauna, there really is something to suit all tastes, needs and purposes.
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?
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.