Frequently asked questions
What is an HND?
It's a two-year course, which is ideal for students who aren't sure whether they want to commit to a degree course or for those who want a more general introduction to their chosen subject. On completion of an HND (Higher National Diploma) it is usually possible to study for an additional 12-18 months and also gain a degree.
My son or daughter wants to do a Foundation Degree - what is it?
It's a two year course in vocational subjects providing professional development. Teaching usually takes place in local colleges and enables those already in employment to improve their knowledge base and employability.
What are the advantages of studying a sandwich course?
Most of our programmes involve a work placement and a sandwich year is a 12-month work placement, usually taking place in the third year of a four year course. Sandwich courses started right here in Salford and we have years of experience. Any work placement is the opportunity to put knowledge learnt into practice and gain experience in different environments. Many employers treat work placements as an extended job interview.
Can my son or daughter go abroad as part of his/her course?
It is possible to study or work in Europe, Canada or USA with most courses at Salford. If students complete a full year abroad with the ERASMUS scheme, tuition fees are not payable during that year.
We’re here to support you throughout your studies. Our specialist Disability Advisors can make sure you have the assistance you need in lectures and exams, provide equipment loans and help you apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) funding.
Disabled students make up over 10% of Salford students, and we’re proud to offer an accessible and inclusive service. Find out more about our disability support.
Do you have a nursery at the University?
The University has its own nursery, run by Busy Bees Childcare. Places are available for children aged three months to four years of age. For more information visit our support website or telephone 0161 295 0722.
What kind of support is available to students at Salford?
We are committed to supporting students throughout their time at the University of Salford. From health care to careers, childcare to the Students' Union, help is only a short walk away. there are specialist advisors to help at our Student Life sites across campus
Are there places of worship at the University?
Members of all religious denominations are welcome. The Students' Union has a number of religious societies and dedicated prayer areas and the Chaplaincy and multi-faith facility are open to everyone. Our Student Life section provides more information on places of worship and faith-based societies.
Are there learning resources available to students at the University of Salford?
From libraries to IT courses, facilities for students with dyslexia and other disabilities to study facilities, we have a huge range of learning resources available to suit all needs. At the start of their course, your son or daughter will be invited to attend a workshop to learn how to find the best information sources for their field of study, research skills using printed and electronic sources and tips for accessing web content.
I am thinking about returning to education myself...
If you have been thinking about studying at college or university yourself and this guide has prompted you to think about your own future, there are many routes into education for mature students. For further information about courses and entry routes into further or higher education, you may find the following websites useful:
Alternatively, you can contact Access and Recruitment for general advice and guidance on 0161 295 5762 or email@example.com