Postgraduate Offer Holder Hub
Congratulations on your offer to study at the University of Salford!
Use our offer holder hub to explore what life is like as a master's student at Salford. You can also find out everything you need to do before your course starts.
Your next steps
- 1) Accept your offer: if you have decided you want to study with us, you should go to the Applicant Portal and accept your offer.
- 2) Meet all your offer conditions as soon as possible: if your offer is ‘conditional’, you must meet all the conditions in your offer letter to confirm your place on your course.
Once you have provided all of these, the final step in meeting your conditions is to pay your deposit or provide proof of sponsorship.
Due to the popularity of our postgraduate taught courses, we do not provide specific deadlines for when you should meet your offer conditions. We recommend you meet your offer conditions as soon as possible to secure your place on your course.
*Some of our postgraduate courses in business/management, science, engineering, health and environment are now full and we are no longer able to accept conditions or deposits so you may need to reapply for the next intake. Check the intakes page regularly to find out if we are still accepting conditions and deposits for your course.
- 3) Check your course start date: you can find details of when you need to be on campus for your induction on our deadlines page. Make sure you plan to arrive on campus in time for this date.
- 4) Book your accommodation: it is your responsibility to find and secure accommodation before you arrive at Salford. Find out more about accommodation below.
- 5) Prepare to apply for your visa - you will need to get your CAS first before you can apply for your visa. Find out more about how to get your CAS and visa.
Love your life at Salford
Salford is part of Greater Manchester, a thriving, diverse city-region in the north-west of England. Our main campus is just 2km from Manchester city centre, so our students get to enjoy the history, culture, nightlife and restaurants of two fantastic cities.
Take a tour in the video below - from our university to Manchester city centre and beyond - discovering all the best spots our neighbourhood has to offer along the way.
Get a scholarship
As an offer holder, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships to get a discount on your tuition fees. We have a range of automatic merit-based scholarships and if you are eligible for one of these, it will be included in your offer letter. So remember to check your offer letter carefully.
Paying your tuition fees
If you are a self-funded student, you must pay a deposit of £5,500 to confirm your place on your course. The deposit will be deducted from the tuition fee amount for the year.
During registration (or before), you will need to arrange payment of your tuition fees. Watch the video and follow the links below to discover exactly how to pay your tuition fees.
It is your responsibility to book your accommodation before you arrive in Salford. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment as there is a shortage of both student and private accommodation in Greater Manchester this year, partly due to Greater Manchester having one of the largest student populations in Europe.
Living in student accommodation is a great way to meet new people and enjoy socialising with our friendly, vibrant community.
You could choose to stay in our popular John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts nearer to our Frederick Road campus which have common rooms and even a free gym.
Would you prefer to live off-campus? We recommend using Manchester Student Homes to help you find accredited accommodation. You can also use websites like Spareroom, Rightmove and Zoopla, and you should look at accommodation options right across Greater Manchester and not just Salford, as we do have good transport links to help you travel to campus.
Meet the team
Scroll through the videos below to meet some of our friendly support teams on campus, from our sports centre staff to our accommodation providers and security team.
LIFE AT SALFORD
Life on campus
On campus, there's lots to get involved in: from joining a society, to exploring our sports centre and fitness classes, to relaxing after a day of lectures in our Students' Union. We also have beautiful green spaces for you to relax, with Peel Park situated right next to our main campus.
In the city
When you're not in lectures or spending time with friends on campus, heading into Manchester city centre is a great option. We're just a 20-minute walk from Spinningfields, but with our on-campus train station (Salford Crescent), you can be at the heart of the city within minutes. The 50 bus is also free to students, meaning you can take advantage of our campus at MediaCity and discover the beautiful views of the Quays.
Salford Students' Union
Our Students' Union based in University House is the place to go for all your student queries once you're on campus. askUS is in this building and you'll also find our student radio station Shock Radio, Atmosphere, and our common room.
Our sports centre comes complete with a swimming pool, sauna and spa, a gym, a six-court sports hall, fitness suites, fitness classes, external pitches and changing facilities. Perfect for working out in the morning, lunchtime, evening - whatever time of day suits you.
UK Culture and higher education course
If you want to learn more about what it is like to study in the UK before you start with us, you might be interested in this free course by FutureLearn.
The course will help you to become more familiar with being taught in English and how higher education courses are structured and assessed in the UK. It will also cover practical issues about living in the UK, such as accommodation, what to bring and making friends.
Learning English for Academic Purposes Programme (LEAP)
If you would like help to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking in English, you can join our LEAP programme. Take a watch of the video below to discover how LEAP could help you.
Got a question?
If you have a question about your application, you can contact us at any time. We've also put together a list of frequently asked questions, so check these out first to find out if your question has already been answered by our team.