University of Salford Manchester

Applying for Salford Alternative Entry Scheme

You should first apply for your chosen course through UCAS. Please note you must have applied to the University of Salford through UCAS and then successfully received an offer before you can proceed with this scheme.

If you do not have traditional entry qualifications you will need to complete a test to apply through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme. The test (MSAP-UK ) is administered by our partners, ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research).

A brief description of the test modules can be seen below. You can find out more and book your test by visiting the MSAP-UK website.

MSAP-UK has a Written English module, and two different multiple-choice modules. You will sit module three, the Written English test, and one of the other modules dependent on the course you are applying to. Details are available from MSAP-UK

Module one – Reasoning in the Humanities and Social Sciences: One hour

There are 35 questions in multiple-choice format with four responses to choose from. There is only one correct response. The questions focus on your understanding of ideas in language. Some questions will ask candidates to identify the main idea in a passage, or interpret specific words and phrases.

Module two – Reasoning in the Sciences, Mathematics and Social Sciences: One hour

There are 35 questions in multiple-choice format with four responses to choose from. There is only one correct response. The questions focus on comprehension, application, decision making and solving scientific and mathematical information. Some questions require candidates to interpret figures, identify connections, relationships and patterns. Other questions will require basic calculation, estimation and application of equations.

Module three – Written English: One hour

This module involves two writing tasks. The responses will be assessed on:

  • The content of the piece of writing
  • The structure and organisation developed
  • The language used to organise and present what is said