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An English degree at the University of Salford isn't just a certificate and a line of accomplishment on your CV. Our English degrees allow you to work with supportive, friendly and experienced professionals, who genuinely care about how well you do.

At the University of Salford you'll learn new transferable skills, use our cutting-edge facilities, and you'll have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with a thriving english community in Greater Manchester.

Got a question? We're always here to help support you and answer any queries you may have. Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Why study English at the University of Salford?

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From content creators to academics to authors, our degrees prepare you for the working world, whatever your career choice.

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Our graduates and alumni have secured creative placements and jobs at The Co-Op, The Home Office, The Telegraph and more.

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You'll develop the transferable skills that employers are looking for.

FAQs

What's the English and creative writing scene like in Greater Manchester?

We're proud that Greater Manchester's English and creative writing sector is etched on the world map. Greater Manchester has produced iconic writers such as Francis Hodgson Burnett, Thomas De Quincey, Howard Jacobson, Elizabeth Gaskell, and dystopian novelist Anthony Burgess. Salford has produced talents such as Joseph Knox. 

Do you have any social channels I can follow you on?

The English department have a Instagram, Twitter and Facebook account you can follow so you can see the great things our staff get up to. 

How can I best prepare for my studies at the University of Salford?

If you're taking one of our degrees with Creative Writing in the title, our tutor David Savill (a famous published novelist) recommends that you keep working on your writing, so you have a readymade store of work to draw on in your first year workshops.

If you're taking a degree with drama in the title, Szilvi Naray-Davey (actress, translator and programme leader for Drama) recommends that you try your best to take in as many plays as you can, whether in person or online.

If you're taking a degree with Literature in the title, you should focus on the writing that makes you happy - there is space for a personal, focused project in the final year dissertation.

If you're taking a degree with Language in the title, listen for the language all around you - whether that's children in your family learning their first words or different accents you encounter. Start noticing language in the world and note down anything you find interesting so your expert tutors can explain it.

What career pathways have Salford graduates followed?

Our students go into so many wonderful careers: writing, public relations, teaching, journalism, academia. The exciting thing about English is that it gives you the skills for the jobs of the future. Your communication skills will set you up to be a flexible, independent thinker who can deal with the changing nature of work in the twenty-first century. We also offer an internship at a publishing house as well as other opportunities.

You can find more details of these opportunities here.

How are students supported as they progress from college level study to university level?

We offer a free writing course to all of our students called Wordscope, which focuses on helping you to develop your writing skills, easing the transition from college to university. By participating in this course, you can learn to tackle common writing problems such as punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraphing.

For more information, you can take a look at the Wordscope webpage.

When can we expect our timetables?

Personalised timetables are sent to students when they register in September. We try our best to keep your timetable sensible and avoid you being in every day of the week. There are no lectures on a Wednesday afternoon then so that students can participate in clubs, societies and extracurricular activities.

You will have nine in-class hours a week, which will be a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops - alongside drop-in office hours and personal tutor meetings.

WE'RE ALWAYS HERE TO HELP SUPPORT YOU

Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

OUR CAMPUS

We invest heavily in our facilities to ensure you have everything you need during your studies, meaning you'll graduate with a working knowledge of the practical concepts that you'll be faced with day to day. We've got ambitious plans for the future too and our campus continues to evolve and grow. You can see the library below that all our students can access. 

 

English facilities

Computer suites

Lecture halls

The Clifford Whitworth library

NO QUESTION IS A BAD ONE

Whether it's about the student experience in Salford, more details around industry placements, or how big our class sizes are - you can find out more by getting in touch with our friendly team by emailing enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

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Student Life, Student Support, Accommodation and Finance

Student Life

Salford is part of Greater Manchester, a creative, thriving, diverse city-region in the north-west of England and home to some of the most open and friendly people you'll meet. There's an entrepreneurial spirit with the School of Art and Media – we've got big ideas, and we make them happen.

Our main campus is just 2km from Manchester city centre, and our MediaCityUK campus shares a skyline with the BBC and ITV. Everything you need for an outstanding university experience. 

But we also know how to have fun – with some of the greatest sports, culture, and music scenes in the world. Salford and Manchester are home to anyone who works hard and plays hard.

Student Accommodation

Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life, meet new people and immerse yourself in the student experience.

No matter whether you’re an undergraduate student coming to university for the first time, an international student, or a postgraduate student looking to live in halls, we’ve got some great accommodation options to choose from, including Peel Park Quarter - which was recently voted the second-best halls of residence in the UK by Student Hut.

See more about the accommodation options available, as well as information on our facilities for commuter students >>

Support and Wellbeing

We want you to enjoy your time studying here, but we understand that there may be times you need a little extra support to help you. Whether you need advice about accommodation, settling into student life, or want a chat with our friendly Wellbeing team, we are here to help.

Finance and Money Matters

When you come to university, it’s important to manage your money carefully. Our student support service, askUS, offers information and advice on all aspects of student finance, whether you’re a current or prospective student.

Get more information about student loans, our support schemes and bursaries and help with budgeting >>

 

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

We're always here to help support you and answer any queries you may have. Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.