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If you've not yet made an application to study with us, click on the links below to find out how to get started.
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From A level to Access to HE diplomas to International Baccalaureate – our entry requirements are wide and varied and we recognise a wide range of qualifications from around the world.
If you are a UK applicant leaving school or college we accept the following qualifications:
- A/AS level
- Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher
- 14 to 19 Advanced Diplomas
- the International Baccalaureate
- Welsh Baccalaureate
- BTEC Awards
- AQA Baccalaureate
- Cambridge Pre-U
- Access to Higher Education Diploma
We’re committed to widening access to higher education for all sections of the community and so are as flexible as possible in our admissions policy.
All applications should be made via the UCAS website, except for:
- applications for part-time courses and BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies
- applications for the International Foundation Year
- applications for post qualifying Health and Social care courses and single modules
- applications for International and the Graduate Certificate in Management (GCIM)
If the above applies to you, please click here for information on how to apply.
APPLYING VIA UCAS
You can apply online via the UCAS website. Your school or college should help you to access this service, and will give you a buzzword which you will need to register. You can also use the service if you’re applying independently in the UK and overseas.
Take some time to check your online application before you submit it. It’s important that you take care when completing the 'choices' section and use the correct institution codes and programme codes.
You can apply for up to five programmes, so make sure you think through your options carefully before applying. Also check that the 'education' section displays your correct qualification details. You should then forward your application on to your referee, who will check your application, provide the reference and forward the application to UCAS. If you are applying independently, you will be responsible for obtaining and adding the reference yourself.
It costs £23 to apply for two-five choices. If, however, you wish to only apply to the University of Salford and you are only applying for one programme, you may use a single entry at a fee of £12. You may pay online using a credit or debit card, or alternatively if you are applying from your school or college they may choose to be invoiced.
You can follow the progress of your application 24 hours a day, seven days a week using UCAS Track by logging on to www.ucas.com.
If you experience any difficulties with Apply you should contact the UCAS Customer Services team:
T +44 (0)871 468 0468
If you would like further help from the University, please contact:
T: 0161 295 4545
When applying, make sure you use the correct codes:
Salford institution code name: SALF
Salford institution code: S03
Campus code: there are no campus codes at Salford - leave this blank
We will start receiving applications for entry in autumn 2018 from early September 2017
The normal closing date for applications is 15 January 2018 (although if you are at school or college, they may ask you to fill it in earlier to give them time to prepare your reference). Applications received after this date may still be considered if the course is not full. If you apply late, please check the UCAS website for course availability first.
UCAS Extra: 25 February – 4 July 2018
Clearing starts: 5 July 2018
A level results: 16 August 2018
Writing your personal statement is a key part of the UCAS application process, but we know that it can sometimes feel like a daunting task.
Here are our top five tips for a winning personal statement…
1. PREPARATION, PREPARATION, PREPARATION
Start to prepare your personal statement early on. Without thinking about a structure, it will be harder for you to collect and organise your thoughts later on. Begin with a mind map, noting down anything you think might be relevant, such as your skills, qualities, likes, dislikes and experience. Formulate this into a plan, and use your plan to help structure your first draft.
2. capture the attention of the reader
Capture the attention of the reader with a sharp introduction; use positive language to show them you’re enthusiastic about your chosen subject. The main section of your statement should demonstrate what you have learned from the experiences you are writing about, and how this is relevant to the course you want to study. Tell the reader about your skills and qualities, and how these contribute to your understanding of the subject.
3. TELL THEM ABOUT YOURSELF
Your work experience and interests are also important, as this can highlight why you’re the perfect student for the course. Universities want to know that you’ll become an active member of the student community, not just succeed academically. Are you part of a club, do you play any sports, or have an unusual hobby? Make sure you mention these here. Remember; entry requirements are transparent, you and your experiences are unique.
4. SELL, SELL, SELL
Conclude your personal statement by summarising your key strengths, and reiterate that you are ready (both socially and academically) for university life. Be confident, keep it positive, and really sell yourself.
5. LOSE THE WAFFLE
Remember that you have a limited number of words, so be clear and concise – don’t waffle! Don’t expect your first draft to be perfect; ask a teacher or careers advisor to check over it for you so that your spelling and grammar are spot on.
At the University of Salford we believe that everyone should be able to achieve their full potential.
If you’ve been out of education for a while, want to further your career or simply want to study in a field that you’re passionate about, the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES) could be for you.
How can I apply?
- Submit your course application as you would normally through UCAS.
- We will then recommend you to SAES if you’re eligible (you’ll be notified of this recommendation via UCAS or by our admissions team getting in touch with you).
Successful applicants will be contacted through SAES about an assessment. There are two different entry routes depending on your course. If the course you’re studying is related to Business and Law, Health Sciences, Environment & Life Sciences or Arts & Media, you will be assessed through Accreditation for Prior Learning.
Accreditation for Prior Learning
APL considers students who might not meet the traditional criteria to study but who demonstrate the ability or have prior experience relevant to their course. The assessment may consider a portfolio of your work, previous coursework/examinations or employer references.If the course you’re studying is related to Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences, Computing, Science & Engineering or the Built Environment, you will be assessed through a MSAP-UK test.In this test, you will take a combination of two modules from a possible three:
- Written English: One hour
- Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences: One hour.
- Reasoning in Sciences, Maths and Social Sciences: One hour.
Visit the MSAP-UK website for more information on the MSAP-UK test, modules and how to book.
Part-time applications are made directly to the University. If you want to apply to study a part-time undergraduate qualification please contact our Course Enquiries Service on 0161 295 4545 for more information.
You’ll need to complete an Undergraduate Studies direct application form.
Please note you will need to provide two references.