How to apply

So, how do you make an application to Salford?

Have a look at some of the frequently asked questions below, if you need any further information drop us a line on the online chat and we can point you in the right direction


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How do I apply?

The majority of applications are made directly to the University of Salford via our online application form. Some courses will have an application window and this is shown on the course finder page. 

A very limited number of courses, such as our MA Social Work degree, do require you to apply via UCAS. Details of the application procedure for your programme can be found on the relevant Course finder page.

If there is no set deadline for applications, we recommend that UK students apply at least six weeks before your preferred start date so that we have time to process your application.

If you are applying as an international student, you may need to submit your application earlier to ensure you can submit the relevant information on time. A detailed breakdown of what you need to submit and when, as well as a range of contact details, can be found on our international application page.

When will I receive a decision from Salford?

As all applications are made directly to the University, we are able to make a decision quickly. For students applying for a taught master’s programme, this usually takes around four weeks and we will, of course, contact you once a decision has been made.

What sort of financial support am I entitled to?

  • UK Students

Eligible UK students and EU students with settled or pre-settled status should be eligible to receive up to £11,570* towards a taught or research master’s, and up to £27,265* towards a doctoral degree. You will only start to repay this once your annual income is £21,000 or more. To find out more about your eligibility and the application process, please visit the Student Finance website.

  • International Students

International applicants can find more information on funding their studies here. We also have scholarships available to assist you during your time at Salford. If you have any questions, please email

*As of February 2021, these figures were still subject to confirmation. They are applicable to courses starting after 1 August 2021

Will I have the opportunity to speak to my tutors one-to-one?

Of course! Our academic tutors have regular contact hours every week, dedicated to meeting with students and guiding you through your time at Salford. They are also available via email, phone or after lectures to answer any of the questions you may have.

How will a postgraduate degree benefit my career?

Postgraduate courses at the University of Salford are designed to ensure personal and professional advancement. Whether you’re seeking to develop your knowledge, take your career in a new direction or desire to pursue a passion, a postgraduate degree from Salford can enhance your knowledge and skillset, improving your employability.