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Why study at Salford

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.

Panagiotis Xenos

MSc in Telecommunications Networks

My decision to study at Salford was largely down to the high degree of specialism the course offered. Once I had completed my MSc, I applied for five different jobs in the UK and Greece and was offered jobs by all five companies."

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. Have a look at our full range of scholarships and bursaries.

Flexible study 

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.