College of Health and Social Care
Training professionals for over 70 years
“Foster a strong embedded culture of internationalism, which encourages our staff, students and stakeholders to view our world from both a local and global perspective, extends our international engagement, contributes to our teaching and research goals, extends our influence and reputation – to create a more powerful and recognised brand for the University of Salford.”
The universities’ international strategy is to:
- Understand and develop international partnerships for research, joint programme development and to enhance the student experience
- Nurture our reputation and global brand
- Increase international research collaborations – including co-authoring articles with partners outside the UK, increasing international visiting scholars and undertaking joint doctoral supervision
- Transform the programme portfolio – so that our programmes meet the needs of students, their employers and other education stakeholders
- Enhance the student experience – improving student employability and equipping our students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for the global economy
The College of Health and Social Care is committed to meeting the aims of the strategy and through our research, our portfolio of international partnerships, our enterprise initiatives, staff and student exchanges and international honorary appointments.
“Working in Salford is allowing me to develop new ways of doing gait analysis to establish a model of international best practice. We’ve recently won 300,000 euro from the EU to set up the world’s fist Masters degree in Clinical Movement Analysis in collaboration with Universities in Holland and Belgium.” - Professor Richard Baker Clinical Gait Analysis
We have an active community of students from around the globe and welcome applications from those interested in bachelors, masters and doctoral level programmes. We also develop bespoke Continuing Professional Development programmes and short courses for in country or other flexible delivery.
By understanding market needs and delivery pattern options we have recently identified potential international markets where we can deliver blended learning programmes. A number of our existing programmes have been adapted and we are also working on new areas for programme development across both schools within the college.
We now have a number of new international programmes for further details visit:
The College has developed a range of successful international partnerships and collaborations which include:
- Partnership with LiPace, Open University of Hong Kong - The Open University of Hong Kong is now delivering Salford’s Psychology degree. Benefits include progression of students onto postgraduate courses, greater research potential, staff exchanges and development of further collaborative programmes
- Partnership with Fujian Medical University, China – enabled the completion of a systematic literature search and synthesis, under the auspices of PMI2 Connect, British Council. As a project outcome a nursing curriculum model was developed, which identified the core knowledge and skills required by nurses for employment in the global context.
- Partnership with University Hospital of Sri Ramachandra, India - This collaboration has led to the opening of a dedicated foot clinic in Chennai, India providing medical staff with skills training, education and a foot health assessment tool to manage a range of simple and complex foot problems. Viewed as a long term initiative, further developments will focus on patient education, prevention and management strategies, and collaborative research
- Partnership with City University, Hong Kong - The social networks of UK Chinese people, a joint project funded by ESRC (UK) and RGC (HK) with City University, Hong Kong. This project is exploring the social connections between Hong Kong Chines in the UK and their family and friends in Hong Kong
International Exchange Projects
We take an active part in the University international exchange schemes including Erasmus and Socrates:
- Prosthetics and Orthotics have strong links with Russia which has resulted in 3 student field trips to the country, with more planned in the future. They have also developed excellent research links with institutes in St Petersburg, Moscow and Cheylabinsk
- Radiography students can spend 3 months in Finland at the end of their second year
- Nursing give students the opportunity of a 4 week placement in an international healthcare setting. In the past, students have been to Kenya, Sweden, Australia and Hungary
- Social Work at Salford is a partner in an EU/Australia Project which provides the opportunity for student and staff exchanges
Find out more about our international activity by visiting: