Study a postgraduate degree at Salford

Postgraduate courses for international students

We’ve been a leading university for over 50 years and have an even longer history of providing our students with the practical experience they need to succeed in their chosen career - whether that’s in engineering, built environment, health, science, arts, media, business and law.

All our academics are subject experts, and many are active professional practitioners, world-class researchers, or both! 

We are also a top 10 University English Language Centre in the UK. This means we provide excellent support to help develop your English language skills, with courses which are accredited by the British Council.

Advance Your Career

A postgraduate degree with Salford is a rewarding investment in your future.

Learn more about our postgraduate courses by signing up to our mailing list.

You will hear about our upcoming events, find out more about our courses and life at Salford.


Whether you want to build on your undergraduate studies, or start on a different career path, we offer a range of postgraduate courses to enhance your skills and knowledge.

We offer a range of flexible study routes and multiple start dates too.

Click on the subject you are interested in to see our courses


Salford is a leading centre for architecture teaching and research. Led by international experts, you will study in world-class facilities, including in the £55 million New Adelphi Building. You can also benefit from studying minutes from Manchester city centre- Manchester is the UK's fastest growing property market outside of London.

Our two-year MArch course blends theory and practice to build your capabilities so you’re ready to be a responsible designer, reflective practitioner and creative innovator in contemporary society.

Explore MArch Master of Architecture

Advanced Physiotherapy

Advanced Physiotherapy

This course is designed for qualified physiotherapists who are looking to further develop their skills and enhance their career.

You will focus on the development of evidence-based clinical assessment and management skills, whilst studying on this CSP accredited course with outcomes aligned to HCPC registration.

Explore MSc Advanced Physiotherapy

Art and Design

Socially Engaged Arts Practice

Socially Engaged Arts Practice focuses on building relationships between artists, members of communities and organisations by working alongside those communities in ways that inform the artist’s practice. Through such practice, communities and individuals can be supported to articulate their own concerns and priorities.

Explore MA Socially Engaged Arts Practice

Socially Engaged Photography

Photography has become the most pervasive medium through which individuals share their lives on a daily basis.

This course will be delivered through a partnership between University of Salford and Open Eye Gallery. You will work with active practitioners and academics to rethink the role of photography in society today, to develop your creative practice and your professional profile.

Explore MA Socially Engaged Photography

Contemporary Fine Art

This course is designed for students to refine their subject-specific practice through creative industry experience, studio based experimentation, contextual research and critical dialogue to enable them to graduate as professional artists within the wider context of contemporary arts networks.

Explore MA Contemporary Fine Art

Visual Communication

This course is designed for students to refine their subject-specific practice through creative industry experience. You will tackle issues central to contemporary design practice – such as design authorship and social engagement – through a process of analysis, experimentation and the implementation of creative ideas.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in live projects as we work closely with key cultural organisations within the north-west.

Explore MA Visual Communication

Creative Technology

This course allows you to explore a subject-specific practice in the expanding creative industry and its wider confines. You will consider the role of technology in society, whilst developing projects that look to explore the relevance, importance and future of this industry through analysis, experimentation and implementation of creative ideas.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in live projects as we work closely with key cultural organisations within the North West.

Explore MA Creative Technology

Fashion Design

This course has been designed in response to national and international demand for a creative and industry-focused postgraduate degree. The aim is to respond to those needs and produce graduates who have a strong, conceptual and holistic understanding of fashion design.

The MA builds on the success of the highly-rated BA (Hons) Fashion Design, which is recognised as a leading fashion education course. It was listed by Business of Fashion in 2019 as one of the top 22 fashion design courses globally, and is ranked 11th in the UK in the Guardian League Tables (2019).

Explore MA Fashion Design

Built Environment and construction

Construction Management

The development of this course has been led by industry to ensure that it covers current industry trends and emerging future skills areas in construction management. Emphasis is on developing practical skills and tools for a rewarding career in construction. It provides hands-on training in the use of state-of-the-art software tools and techniques.

This full master's degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Association for Project Management (APM) educating you to the highest industry standards.

Explore MSc Construction Management

Project Management in Construction

By studying project management in construction at a postgraduate level, you'll learn to effectively lead projects and implement strategies, in preparation for future senior roles in the construction industry.

The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Association for Project Management (APM), so you'll be educated to the highest industry and professional standards.

Explore MSc Project Management in Construction

Real Estate and Property Management

It is no surprise that many graduates and professionals seek careers in property. With global relevance and rewarding returns, property and real-estate management can provide exciting career paths. Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), with exemption from their academic entry requirements, this postgraduate degree is ideal for graduates and professionals from a broad range of backgrounds to build relevant knowledge and skills.

Explore MSc Real Estate and Property Management

BIM and Digital Built Environments

There are few better places in the UK to study building surveying. Located just over a mile from Manchester city centre, we're at the centre of the UK's largest property and construction market outside of London, with a host of flagship construction case live projects to study - and a network of construction industry companies to grow your career.

This programme provides extensive knowledge in the fields of BIM, Lean, and integrated design and project delivery approaches to deliver better whole life value through digital built environments. It is highly relevant for practitioners and graduates in the fields of architecture, engineering construction, and built environment, who wish to specialise in this area of industry digital transformation.

Explore BIM and Digital Built Environments

Business and management courses

Digital Marketing

With the growth of online activity in many areas of life, outstanding digital marketing competency is needed across all business sectors. On this CIM approved and accredited course, developed in consultation with our industry partners, you will extend your existing skills while gaining the digital and social media marketing knowledge needed in today’s demanding digital global economy.

Explore MSc Digital Marketing


Our master’s in Marketing is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Throughout the course, you will explore traditional theories, contemporary practices and the latest trends from the worlds of marketing and communications. With the support and guidance of our academic team, you will develop key professional skills and learn to apply theory to practice.

Explore MSc Marketing

Digital Business

Developed in response to a shortage of digital skills identified both nationally and globally, our master’s in Digital Business has been designed to provide you with key practical skills for the current marketplace, including strategic planning, critical thinking and project management. 

Explore MSc Digital Business

International Business

This course is aimed at students with a background in business or business-related studies, who wish to further their knowledge of international business. Each module emphasises the global nature of business, so you can gain a greater appreciation of cultural, social, political, legal and sustainability factors affecting business.

Explore MSc International Business

Project Management

This course is highly industry-focused and culminates in a period of time on work experience. You can choose between a 9-12 month paid placement or the 3-6 month Industry Collaboration Project.  Whichever you choose, you will put into practice the knowledge that you've learned.

Our teaching team consists of PM academics and practitioners who are actively involved in research; you will learn from them about the latest developments in areas such as Benefits management and realisation, Strategy focus and Output-driven Project Management.

Explore MSc Project Management

Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

This course will encourage and challenge you to develop your knowledge and skills in global procurement, logistics and supply chain management. Our teaching team is research active and you will learn from them the up-to-date theoretical knowledge in areas such as automation and artificial intelligence. You will also look at the opportunities and challenges provided by Big Data Analytics, the Internet of Things, additive manufacturing, 3D printing and robotics. Our expertise is supported by input from industry partners such as Jaguar Landrover, Brother International and Manchester Airport who have helped to develop the course.

Explore MSc Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Human Resource Management and Development

This is an Advanced Level programme, recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). You will develop your understanding of Human Resource Management and Development (HRM&D) practices across a variety of organisational settings, taking into account the way national and international contexts impact upon people management.

Explore MSc Human Resource Management and Development


This course is designed for graduates from a non-business discipline who want to develop their skills and knowledge in order to become a successful manager. You will learn about, and critically evaluate, evidence-based best practice with the aim of informing and improving your own management skills.

The course is highly industry-focused and culminates in the Industry Collaboration Project. You will choose one of four options to look at a real industry problem and provide researched solutions, helping you put your learning into practice.

Explore MSc Management

Operations Management

On this course, you will study in-depth the function of operations management and its role within a successful organisation. You will look at managing operations and complex situations while developing the skills to work closely with marketing and sales, research and development, procurement and supply chain functions. There is a high level of technical input and your learning will be informed by examples from numerous manufacturing and service settings.

Explore MSc Operations Management


This course has strong practical orientation and aims to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset from the outset by helping students to start a business as part of the course. To succeed you will not only have to master the academic aspects, but also take an active role in the planning, development, management and growth of the business. Modules on are designed to be of maximum relevance to what you need to start a business, to run a business and to grow a business, whilst meeting strict academic standards and improving employability skills.

Explore MSc Entrepreneurship

Managing Innovation and Information Technology


Whether you are planning a career in the growing digital economy, leading on digital transformation projects or even starting your own business, MIIT will develop you as a leader and as a creative thinker.

The course is research-informed and delivered by academics from the University’s active Centre for Digital Business. Through regular visits from industry speakers, the Industry Collaboration Project and the chance to take part in University entrepreneurship projects and competitions, you’ll gain experience and an insight into Greater Manchester’s growing tech scene.

Explore MSc Managing Innovation and Information Technology

Accounting and Finance

Designed for graduates looking to start work, professionals aspiring to develop their career or those preparing to study for the exams of the professional bodies, this Accounting and Finance postgraduate degree is highly practical and future-facing.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and tracks the CIMA syllabus. 

Explore MSc Accounting and Finance

Economics and Finance

This is an advanced level Master’s course that considers finance in the context of a disruptive macroeconomic environment and disruptive technological change.

This course that tracks the CFA syllabus and you will carry out practical work in our Bloomberg Trading Suite. You'll also have the opportunity to gain the Bloomberg certificate - Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) - which is widely-recognised in the banking and finance industry.

Explore MSc Economics and Finance


The course tracks the CFA syllabus and from the outset, you will take a hands-on approach to handling data and dealing with complex financial models. This degree is taught on our Peel Park campus, close to Manchester city centre, by experienced staff who are specialists in their area.

Explore MSc Finance

Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences


During the course, you will explore global challenges of population growth, increased life expectancy, antibiotic resistance, sustainable agriculture and the demand for food and fuel.

Available with full and part-time study routes, this course is designed to develop the analytical techniques and problem-solving skills necessary for postgraduate-level employment in the biotechnology sector. 

Explore MSc Biotechnology

Biomedical Science

The COVID-19 pandemic has refocused attention on society's health. With increased life expectancy predicted to fuel age-related increases in heart disease, dementia, stroke, pulmonary disorders, and cancer, the pandemic has brought a greater urgency to understand how we can better manage these conditions.

Led by academics with track records in world-leading research, a key course focus is on personalised medicine, targeted therapies and medicine, and the move away from a ‘one size fits all’ treatment and care of patients with a particular conditions

Explore MSc Biomedical Science

Drug Design and Discovery

The Drug Design and Discovery postgraduate programme at Salford is designed to nurture the next generation of bioscientists working at the interface between biology and chemistry, ready to apply pharmaceutical and analytical knowledge to improve quality of life. You will develop transferable skills relevant to a wide variety of professional careers, including analytical techniques and problem-solving skills.

Explore MSc Drug Design and Discovery


Dance: Choreography and Professional Practices

This course explores the art and craft of choreography, as well as the wider professional demands of a choreographer, such as skills in producing and pedagogy. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to make work in professional contexts, creating dance as a dance maker, devisor and collaborator.

Explore MA Dance: Choreography and Professional Practices

Dance: Creative Dance Education

Explore the creative and professional skills needed for dance teachers, educators and youth dance leaders. This course has a similar structure to a PGCE Dance: theoretical modules in dance pedagogy and two long teaching placements. It explores the wider educational needs and remits for dance teachers beyond secondary schools: further education colleges, youth dance groups, dance schools and a range of community dance settings.

Explore MA Dance: Creative Dance Education

Dance: Performance and Professional Practices

This is a professionally focused course, co-designed and co-delivered with industry partner Joss Arnott Dance. You will explore dance performance in a ‘company model’: as a dancer in a small ensemble, you will work with a collection of international choreographers to co-produce a programme of new performance works. The student company will tour nationally under the artistic direction and guidance of Joss Arnott and a wider team of dance professionals.

Explore MA Dance: Performance and Professional Practices

Contemporary Performance Practice

This is a practical, interdisciplinary course that will introduce you to a range of approaches and concepts, which are vital to the making of live performance in and in response to the world today.

Drawing upon the excellent facilities for making live performance at New Adelphi and MediaCityUK, this course also provides the entrepreneurial and employability skills you need to function as a practitioner in the wider creative industries.

Explore MA Contemporary Performance Practice

Data Science and Computing

Data Science

Developed as one of the UK's first postgraduate conversion courses in this field, our BCS-accredited degree is designed to equip graduates and professionals from a wide range of disciplines and with a demonstrable mathematical aptitude, with analytical knowledge and applied programming skills. The University of Salford is a leading regional study centre for computer science - and a great place for you to further your data science journey.

We are excited to be part of the GM Cyber Foundry, the Greater Manchester city region's blueprint to be a global leader in cyber and digital research and intelligence.

Gain SAS certification while you study through our partnership with the SAS Student Academy

Explore MSc Data Science

Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence and Forensics

Data security breaches are on the rise, but you can become part of the solution. With this specialised postgraduate degree, you can enhance your existing computing knowledge, and develop applied skills ready to build a career in the exciting and in-demand cyber security and intelligence field.

The University of Salford is a leading regional study centre for computer science - and a great place for you to further your cyber security journey. We are excited to be part of the GM Cyber Foundry, the Greater Manchester city region's blueprint to be a global leader in cyber and digital research and intelligence.

Explore MSc Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence and Forensics


Film, Broadcast and Creative Media

Media Production: Post-Production for TV

This course will equip you with a solid grounding in the specialist skills and advanced theory that apply to post-production practice.

You will tackle self-directed and team-orientated industry briefs. This will give you a practical understanding of the creative processes, production workflow and industry techniques looked for by employers.

Explore MA Media Production: Post-Production for TV

Media Production: TV Documentary Production

On this course you will receive expert instruction and guidance on the concepts, techniques and processes key to the documentary form. You will produce your own documentaries, collaborating with your fellow students in production teams.

With opportunities to engage closely with industry, the course develops the skills and techniques required to work in the media, while encouraging independent creative content production.

Explore MA Media Production: TV Documentary Production

Media Production: TV Drama Production

On this course you will learn specialist production crafts and gain a detailed knowledge of the fiction form.

You will receive informed, professional guidance throughout the course. To unlock your full creative potential, you will also collaborate with other students on production projects and team-up to form production teams.

Explore MA Media Production: TV Drama Production

Media Production: Animation

This course is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and understanding of animation production, 3D-animation systems and related technologies. Your studies will take place at our MediaCityUK campus, in our custom built, industry standard animation suite.

You will have the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice by collaborating on projects with other MA students studying across related disciplines.

Explore MA Media Production: Animation

Wildlife Documentary Production

On this course you will learn the research, scriptwriting and production skills that you will need to produce polished, professional wildlife documentaries.

As well as lectures and seminars, you will attend masterclasses given by expert practitioners with links to the television industry. Plus, you will take field trips to a range of animal habitats, where you will work on individual and group projects.

Explore MA Wildlife Documentary Production

Production Management for TV, Film and Digital Media

On this course you will gain practical industry experience of the planning, organisation, execution and delivery of TV production in the genres of documentary, studio and drama. You'll gain hands-on experience of analysing and managing production workflows and develop key skillsets including creative problem-solving and people management.

Located in the heart of MediaCityUK, you will have the opportunity to network with industry production managers in seminars, masterclasses, tuition and industry-aligned projects. This course has strong links with BBC, ITV, True North, Dock 10 and many other high-profile production companies across the UK.

Explore MA Production Management for TV, Film and Digital Media

Digital Video Production and Marketing

On this course you will gain a unique blend of the theory of digital marketing, analytics and e-commerce with practical experience of filmmaking and influencer marketing to be gained in producing and distributing actual content for brands. 

By directly pointing your career at what is a vibrant, fast-growth job market, we offer you a perfect and 2020-relevant skillset to directly design your career for current and future opportunities.

Explore MA Digital Video Production and Marketing

Journalism and public relations

We are the only university with a state-of-the-art campus at MediaCityUK, which is an important media hub and home to the BBC and ITV. This provides our students access to world-class facilities including several TV  and recording studios, and excellent collaboration and placement opportunities.

International Journalism for Digital Media

On this course, through either full-time or part-time study, you’ll learn how to think and act like an international journalist. Get immersed in the busy, friendly and relaxed urban environment of Greater Manchester – the northern capital of rock, music, top-rated football and a great centre of learning and culture.

Explore MA International Journalism for Digital Media

Journalism: News/Broadcast/Sport

This NCTJ-accredited course has been designed to be a springboard to a challenging and rewarding career in journalism.

During your time with us, you will learn the skills that you will need to become an incisive, thoughtful and successful journalist.

As well as a general professional grounding in journalism, you will also be able to specialise in your second semester in news journalism, broadcast journalism or sports journalism, depending on which pathway you choose in your second semester.

Explore MA Journalism: News/Broadcast/Sport

Public Relations and Digital Communications

This course offers a hands-on practical approach to this exciting discipline, underpinned by a strong academic foundation. You will gain a solid grounding in the theory and practice of public relations and digital communications, preparing you for a career in this constantly changing and evolving industry.

You will learn from lecturers with strong, relevant professional backgrounds and have the chance to undertake placements in the industry.

Explore MA Public Relations and Digital Communications


Nursing (Adult)

At the University of Salford, you will be welcomed into a relaxed and friendly environment, with access to facilities, support and opportunities that will enable you to succeed. On this course you will learn in our state-of-the-art simulation suites as part of a multidisciplinary team and prepare for a career as a Registered Nurse. 

Explore MA Nursing (Adult)


This course equips you with the knowledge and skills to advance your career and develop an evidence-based, person-centred culture.

There are eight pathways open to you, enabling you to enhance your personal, professional and academic development in one of these fields: Nursing (general), Education, Practice (Gastro), Practice (Neuroscience), Practice (Simulation), Practice (Tissue Viability), Practice, Research. 

Explore MSc Nursing



Range of scholarships for international students – including £3,500 discount on fees


Our courses provide you with industry experience through live projects, placements, guest speakers and more


Our academics lead world-class research projects and are highly respected in their field

Our location

We're based just minutes from the centre of Manchester, one of the UK’s leading student cities and a world-renowned city for science and technology, culture and the arts, music, theatre and sport.

Our students love the diversity of Salford and Manchester, as they can practice their culture or religion freely, and enjoy networking with people from all over the world. They also love the range of affordable accommodation options to choose from - particularly in Salford, and the wide range of activities and networking opportunities in the city.

International students at Salford