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Work rights and employment

If you are sponsored under Tier 4 and are studying with the University of Salford you will be able to work part time. However, there are legal restrictions about the type and amount of work you can do.

You cannot:

  • undertake any work as self-employed or be an owner of a business operating in the UK
  • undertake any work as a professional sports person (including a sports coach) or entertainer

The restrictions on the amount of work you can do will depend on your level of study. Please note, the limit on the number of hours you are allowed to work runs from Monday to Sunday (7 days).  You must ensure that your working pattern fits this definition.  If you are preparing for reassessment in any module, this is still classed as term time.

Breaking these rules may lead to court appearances, a substantial fine, removal from the UK (possibly with an entry ban) and even imprisonment.

If you are studying on a course below degree level then you can work a maximum of ten hours per week. You have no restrictions on the amount of hours you can work during vacation periods.

Vacation periods vary depending on what course you are on and you therefore need to check when your University holidays are with your individual Schools.

If you are studying on an undergraduate course then you can work a maximum of twenty hours per week. You have no restrictions on the amount of hours you can work during vacation periods.

Vacation periods vary depending on what course you are on and you therefore need to check when your University holidays are with your individual Schools.

If you are studying on a postgraduate taught course then you can work a maximum of twenty hours per week. You have no restrictions on the amount of hours you can work during vacation periods. For official University vacation periods please click here.

Vacation periods vary depending on what course you are on and you therefore need to check when your University holidays are with your individual Schools.

If you are studying on a postgraduate research course of study then you can work a maximum of twenty hours per week.