Study an undergraduate degree at Salford
Study our industry-focused courses to gain the practical skills you need to succeed in the modern workplace.
Many of our courses are taught by industry professionals who regularly collaborate with employers and professional bodies to make your learning relevant to your future career.
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Great reasons to study at Salford
Our campus is modern, green and spacious and located just minutes from Manchester; named the UK's best city to live in by the Economist and the World's third best city by Time Out.
We’re the only university to have a campus at MediaCity next to the BBC and ITV.
Gain real-world skills using our cutting-edge facilities and industry-standard equipment.
Our community is multi-cultural and friendly, with 20,000 students from over 130 countries.
Study industry relevant courses with opportunities for placements, internships, live projects or field trips.
Benefit from our scholarships - we've awarded over £10 million in scholarships and bursaries over the last 5 years.
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We offer over 200 taught courses, excellent industry connections, expert academics and accredited courses. But whatever course you choose, you can be confident that a degree from the University of Salford will help you start your chosen career and gain a global outlook.
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As a leading centre for architecture study, Salford is committed to ensuring that you develop the knowledge and skills you need for your career.
Our three-year course is driven by industry. You'll experience real-life projects, professional practice and engage with industry professionals during your time with us. You will learn from international experts and experience a studio-based learning environment.
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Architectural Design and Technology
If you’re fascinated by the technical side of architecture, our Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) accredited course will lead you through the technical, operational and environmental details of building creation.
Drawing on our strong industry connections and competencies, you’ll appreciate architectural theory as you complete practical design projects, delivered in a collaborative studio culture that reflects contemporary architecture practice and workplaces. You will learn from international experts and use world-class facilities, including our brand new £65 million building.
Accredited by professional bodies, you will be educated to the highest industry standards.
If you’re fascinated by the brains behind beautiful buildings, our three-year degree in Architectural Engineering is a great choice. By combining architecture and engineering disciplines, you’ll build a comprehensive view of building design from day one, providing you with robust knowledge of building structures and the capability to lead a multidisciplinary approach to building design.
Finding imaginative and sustainable uses for buildings in our space-constrained cities is a key challenge for interior architects and designers. Become part of the solution to this vital urban challenge with our unique Interior Architecture degree.
Working alongside our Architecture and Architectural Engineering students in our dynamic studios, you’ll experience action-learning as you build design principles, understand how to shape better building experiences, appreciate the ergonomics of a space and explore how a building can maximise its potential.
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What will the business of the future be like? And what skills will you need to study to be successful in it? On the BSc Business Management degree, you will develop the range of leadership and management skills you need for business now and learn how to recognise opportunities and be adaptable for the future. You will also build your personal portfolio of professional evidence which will enhance your CV and help you in job applications and interviews. You'll also have access to a wide range of opportunities that help you develop your real-world skills, such as live projects, a year's paid work placement.
Business Management with Innovation and Technology
The BSc Business Management with Innovation and Technology programme looks at how future managers can grasp the advantages of technology to run the business of the future. This industry informed undergraduate degree combines practice-based use of digital tools with a challenging academic curriculum bringing together modules from IT, computing and management degrees.This course is accredited by professional bodies and offers placement opportunities so you can put your skills into practice.
Business Management with Economics
A degree that gets to the heart of the most significant business and economic challenges faced by governments and international organisations across the globe. Our BSc Business Management with Economics undergraduate course equips you with highly employable skills and prepares you for a career in a variety of industries covering key aspects of business and economics. This course is accredited by professional bodies and offers placement opportunities so you can put your skills into practice.
Business Management with Marketing
Marketing is one of the most exciting, fast-paced and varied careers in the business world combining both creative and analytical skills. This degree sets Marketing within the wider business context; you will develop the range of leadership and management skills you need for your career as well as covering key aspects of marketing such as communications, digital marketing and social media marketing. You will also build your personal portfolio of professional evidence which will enhance your CV and help you in job applications and interviews. This course is accredited by professional bodies and offers placement opportunities so you can put your skills into practice.
Business with Human Resource Management
Regardless of sector, the Human Resources professional who can motivate employees, whilst protecting the organisation from non-compliance, is highly sought after. Our BSc Business Management with Human Resource Management degree has been designed around the national framework of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), making it highly practical, reflective of HR best practice and the current needs of employers. We have applied for professional accreditation for the programme. You can also benefit from a placement year, putting your new skills into practice in a work environment.
Business Management with Tourism
The BSc Business Management with Tourism course blends classroom activities with exciting field trips and excursions that demonstrate how the theories you learn as you study are applied by tourism professionals. You will explore how tourism attractions are set up and managed and see this in action in visits to a range of different attractions. You will also develop key leadership and management skills such as communication, planning and team building within a hospitality and travel environment. You will study at our Salford campus close to Manchester city centre but as part of your degree you will also take part in an international field trip funded by Salford Business School to visit key destinations.
Business Management with Sport
Of all the cultural, historical and industrial impacts Greater Manchester has had on the world, it is sport that has really put the region on the map. With a record of expertise in sports analytics, marketing and economics, Salford Business School’s reputation for sports research and knowledge is befitting of a region that is home to two of the most valuable football clubs in the world. You can also benefit from an optional placement year, putting your new skills into practice in a work environment.
International Business Management
This International Business Management course aims to prepare graduates for successful careers in today’s global marketplace. With technology enabling people from all over the globe to connect and collaborate like never before, professionals who understand how different cultural and economic influences impact business are highly sought after by organisations around the world. You will study at our University of Salford campus close to Manchester city centre but as part of your degree you will have opportunities for international projects, study and exchanges.
Salford is an excellent choice for built environment courses, as we provide world-class facilities and industry-led courses. You will be studying in the UK’s fastest growing city-region, and the UK's biggest property market outside of London.
Quantity surveyors manage financial aspects of construction, applying cost engineering to realise value and meet budgets and deadlines. If you’re looking for a career where you can influence developments, our triple-accredited BSc Quantity Surveying course can open up exciting career prospects both in the UK and overseas.
Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), you’ll be educated to the highest professional standards.
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Building Surveyors look at building pathology, focusing on refurbishment, reuse, development, restoration, repair, and conservation. With our Building Surveying degree course, you can develop a knowledge base and skill set that can lead to exciting career opportunities in the built environment.
A gateway to professional status, our Building Surveying course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), so you will be educated to the highest industry standards.
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Construction Project Management
Salford is a great choice for studying construction project management. By gaining the skills to successfully plan, manage and implement the decisions and processes that keep built environment projects on track, you can open up some exciting global career opportunities.
With our industry-focused learning approach, you’ll visit local projects and work on live briefs that enhance your real-world knowledge. Accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), you'll be educated to the highest industry standards.
Real Estate Development and Management
Real estate professionals understand commercial and private property sectors, and confidently display their knowledge to help clients bring new developments to market. Prepare for a rewarding future career in this fast-paced sector with our BSc (Hons) Real Estate Development and Management degree.
We're proud that our course is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Biology and Wildlife
Our Biomedical Science degree is a highly popular Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited course, which applies biology-based science for medical purposes.
Your studies will be complemented by visits to local pathology laboratories and the contribution of external NHS specialists and biomedical scientists, with whom we have strong long-lasting connections. You will also have the opportunity to do a work placement.
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Biochemistry has become the foundation for understanding all biological processes. At Salford we pride ourselves on our research and have recently invested extensively in our facilities to ensure that you are able to complete research projects that are exciting and inspiring, contributing useful findings to the field. This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
Explore BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
Chemistry is one of the most versatile scientific disciplines and opportunities in the field continue to grow and develop. We integrate the core branches of organic, physical, inorganic and analytical chemistry to meet the needs of employers for highly skilled chemists across the range of modern chemical industries.
With an emphasis on integrating your understanding of concepts and applying laboratory skills to find answers to current problems, you will appreciate how chemistry and its applications can transform the world we live in.
Explore BSc (Hons) Chemistry
This course is designed for students looking for a career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. It is also suitable if you are aiming for a career in research, teaching and many other professions in which biology and biochemistry are important components such as animal health, food science, cosmetic science, in medical laboratories, technical sales, patent law and scientific journalism.
This course will develop your appreciation of the diversity of living organisms and your understanding of biological principles. You will benefit from plenty of hands-on experience in the labs as well as fieldwork opportunities. Practical training in our state of the art Bodmer Laboratories will equip you with many of the subject-specific, personal and practical skills that you will need for your future career.
This course has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
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Human Biology and Infectious Diseases
This course focuses on human biology and the pathology, transmission and epidemiology of infectious diseases affecting humans and animals. This is one of the few courses available outside of medicine that combines aspects of human physiology, immunology and infectious diseases.
This course will enable you to gain a systematic understanding of key aspects of the marine environment, including the animals, as well as a detailed insight into the industry that relies on it. The curriculum is contemporary, managing to strike a fine balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skill learning.
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Wildlife Conservation with Zoology
This course focuses on conservation both in zoos and in the wild which is ideal if you wish to pursue a career involving wildlife, working in either of those environments. We also have close links with local zoos and aquariums to provide you with a wide range of experiences throughout your course.
One of the key features of this course is our strong emphasis on field trips – these include day trips as well as national and overseas residential trips with the majority of these trips being free.
Wildlife and Practical Conservation
This course focuses on general conservation, the physical environment and landscape, as well as offering opportunities for you to study the ecology and behaviour of animals in the wild.
It is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of wildlife, wildlife ecology and environmental problems threatening species, from both theoretical and practical points of view. You will cover both physical and biological components of the environment as well as studying specialist modules in wildlife and environmental areas.
Develop your knowledge of concepts at the forefront of zoological science. Practical training will equip you with many of the subject specific, personal and practical skills that you will need for your future career. You will learn about biological processes, their behaviour and how they react with their environment.
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We are a leading regional study centre for computer science courses, offering accredited courses which means you will be educated to the highest industry standards. We have excellent connections with industry and offer placement opportunities so you can put your new skills into practice and gain valuable work experience.
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There is a huge global demand for professionals with advanced computer networking skills, and the University of Salford is a great choice for your studies, as this course is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. It will provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to build a career within this growing industry, which is revolutionising business operations around the world.
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Our most popular computer science course will provide you with a broad understanding of the field of computing with a core specialism in programming. Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, this course will give you an understanding of methodical approaches to the analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance of object-oriented systems using the Java language. You'll graduate with a solution-focused approach and a critical awareness of applying the right skills to complete a specific goal.
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Computer Science with Cyber Security
One of our fastest-growing courses, designed to fill the emerging global skills gap. Taking your interest in computer science, and using a defence/attack approach, this specialist cyber focus provides knowledge of the inner workings of programmes, operating systems and networks so you understand the mechanisms of cyber-attacks.
The course is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
Our industry-designed software engineering course, accredited by The course is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, will provide you with advanced computing knowledge and a hands-on ethos, so you graduate ready to build a successful and lucrative career in programming and software.
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Aeronautical engineering is the application of scientific and technological methods to research, design, develop, maintain and performance test civil and military aircraft. As the race to take flight further escalates, now is an exciting time to consider a career in aeronautics.
Salford is a leading regional UK centre for aeronautics. This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Engineering Councils Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP).
Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies
Join this fast-moving industry and gain the skills to design and manage the next generation of aircraft with a degree in Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies.
Salford is a regional UK centre for aeronautics study and research. Our Aircraft Engineering course is designed to meet the requirements of the Engineering Councils Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP).
Led by our IStructE award-winning civil engineering team, with strong links with industry, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree course is a pathway to an exciting career.
During your studies, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills, so you're ready to help create the infrastructure, buildings and facilities that improve our quality of life.
This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Permanent Way Institution on behalf of the Engineering Council as:
- Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
- Partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Choosing our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree will open up exciting career opportunities where you can design, commission and maintain the systems of the future. Creating a gateway to professional status, you will develop your skills in specialist laboratories, including our new Morson Engine Room.
Salford is a leading regional UK centre for engineering. Our Mechanical Engineering degree course is designed to meet the requirements of the Engineering Councils Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP), so you'll be educated to the highest industry standards.
Acoustical and Audio Engineering
For over 60 years Salford has pioneered acoustics teaching and research and is recognised by the UK Institute of Acoustics. Our Acoustical and Audio Engineering degree will guide you through this creative area of science and engineering, through a suite of modules designed to embed theoretical knowledge and creative application, to help you become a world-class acoustic and audio professional.
Film, Broadcast and Digital Media
Manchester is a thriving hub for media, digital and tech businesses. We are also the only university to have a campus at MediaCity - the home of the BBC and ITV, and our facilities encourage creative collaboration between academics, students and the media production industry.
This course will equip you with the creative, technical and entrepreneurial skills and attributes to be digital strategists, designers and developers. Principles of narrative through the user journey, either on devices or through campaign strategies, will be a fundamental part of the course. The technical underpinning will be combined with key design and production skills, and exposure to current practices and issues in the creative industries sector.
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This is a hands-on degree in which you learn practical filmmaking alongside studying the critical and contextual aspects of film theory. You will be making short films using high-end camera and editing equipment both on location and in our digital media studios in our campus situated in the heart of MediaCity - next to the BBC and ITV.
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Television and Radio Production
The digital revolution that has swept through the media industry over the past decade has made learning about television and radio production more exciting than ever before.
Our unique location at the heart of MediaCity means you will be perfectly placed to tap into a network of leading media companies ranging from the BBC and ITV to experimental start-up companies.
Media and Performance
This course is the only one in the area combining vocationally focused learning opportunities in both media production and performance – live and recorded. You will have the opportunity to explore a range of performance skills and approaches from the experimental to mainstream live, TV and radio work. You will be able to develop your skills behind the camera or microphone and to analyse and reflect on your learning through academic study. In addition, you will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to become a versatile and resilient creative practitioner.
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The rapid growth in communications, High Definition 4K, 8K, UHD TV, the internet and mobile technologies has created a demand for graduates with broad technical skills, specifically in operational areas, systems design, Broadcast engineering and networked media technology.
The course has an impressive employment record in broadcast technical operations, broadcast engineering and systems design. Students gain work as broadcast engineers in transmission and distribution companies or in systems design companies as proposals engineers, technical sales, engineering or project management.
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Our course reflects contemporary practice in the fashion industry, with individual creativity at its core. You are encouraged to explore your individual talents through the application of the professional design process, from original concept to final product. Our course has been designed to give you the essential skills needed to succeed in this fast paced, dynamic industry both in the UK and Internationally.
Ranked at number 11 in the Guardian's 2020 university league table for Fashion and Textiles courses in the UK.
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Salford Business School offers one of the most practical legal educations, where you prepare for career success studying a rigorous qualifying law degree in a friendly and supportive environment.
All courses offer an optional year-long paid work placement to put your skills into practice.
Combining an intellectually challenging curriculum with an industry focus, the LLB Law course at Salford Business School gives you a grounding in the key concepts of any qualifying law degree and prepares you to embark on a high level legal career.
Study on a course where 93% of students agreed that staff are good at explaining things (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data)
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Corporate law is a rigorous but hugely rewarding degree that gives ambitious individuals the opportunity to combine an intellectually challenging curriculum with a commercial focus.
The modules studied throughout this course are career-focused and industry-relevant, designed around the current needs of employers and the law profession. Preparing students for career success is a priority and we place great emphasis on the development your professional skills. You will shadow working lawyers and judges, practise your learning during a year’s work placement and develop your client care skills by helping people looking for support from our legal advice schemes. In this way, you learn to put your academic knowledge into practice.
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Law (Media and Digital Industries)
Law (Media and Digital Industries) is a degree that combines academically rigorous law modules with a focus on the fast-moving media and digital industries. Accredited by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the programme is a qualifying law degree with the added benefit of digital and media-related modules.
Law with Criminology
Designed to allow you to gain a qualifying law degree, as well as to explore crime and justice from a sociological perspective, this is a course for people who wish to embark on a career in law and lift the lid on some of the most important and contentious issues facing society.
An industry-focus is placed at the heart of this course and is designed around the current needs of employers and the law profession.
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Law with Management
Combining an intellectually rigorous curriculum with an industry focus, Law with Management is an excellent way to gain the skills and knowledge required for a career as a solicitor, barrister or in a managerial position.
We place great emphasis on the development of your professional skills; you will shadow working lawyers and judges, practice your learning during a year’s work placement and develop your client skills by helping people looking for support from our legal advice schemes. In this way, you learn to put your academic knowledge into practice.
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Music: Creative Music Technology
As the first UK institution to offer pioneering and distinctive courses in Popular Music and Recording and Band Musicianship, our reputation for innovation and excellence within music education continues to flourish.
This course builds upon our long-standing reputation and offers a full specialisation in the field of music technology and has been ranked the number one Creative Music Technology course in the North West and number two in the UK in the 2020 Guardian university league tables.
This course has its roots in Salford’s pioneering Band Musicianship programme, the first BA (Hons) degree in the United Kingdom to offer bespoke studies in brass band, wind band and big band.
The course is renowned for producing high-calibre graduates within the fields of composition, conducting and performance, with alumni including Nigel Clarke, Joe Duddell, David King, Paul Lovatt-Cooper, Ben Richeton and Glyn Williams.
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Music: Popular Music and Recording
The course has been ranked the number one Popular Music and Recording course in the North West and number two in the UK in the 2020 Guardian university league tables.
You will study popular music as a discipline from a broad range of perspectives, developing technical and creative skills while placing an emphasis on academic and theoretical aspects. Our masterclass series involves leading professionals from the popular music industry – whether performers, composers or producers - designed to assist you in your professional development and career management.
Music Management and Creative Enterprise
This programme builds upon our long-standing reputation for popular music, recording, interdisciplinary arts and media. Designed in collaboration with the wider School of Arts and Media and the university’s Business School, the course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work within and influence an ever-evolving music industry, as well as the wider cultural and arts sectors.
Nursing Studies (top-up 1 year)
This exciting course enables you to top up previous study with Level 6 modules to achieve a BSc (Hons) degree in as little as a year.
Develop your skills in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, analysis and understanding of clinical practice. The course is designed to develop you clinically, as a research-aware practitioner as well as enabling you to become proficient in education and leading change and quality improvement in practice.
Nursing / RN Adult
On this course you will experience the realities of contemporary 24-hour service provision when caring for adult patients across all aspects of the health/ill health continuum.
50% of your studies will be spent in hospital and community settings, within the NHS and independent sector which includes prison placements, where you will spend time in a well-supported environment, working alongside qualified practice assessors and supervisors.
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Nursing / RN Children and Young People
On this course 50% of your studies will be spent in hospital and community settings, within the NHS and independent sector, where you will spend time in a well-supported environment, working alongside qualified practice assessors and supervisors.
On successful completion of this course you will have a recognised degree qualification that leads to registration as a qualified nurse, with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Nursing / RN Mental Health
During this course 50% of your studies will be spent in hospital and community settings, within the NHS and independent sector which includes prison placements, where you will spend time in a well-supported environment, working alongside qualified practice assessors and supervisors.
On successful completion of this course, you will have a recognised degree qualification that leads to registration as a qualified nurse, with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
We have an excellent reputation for training occupational therapists, so that they can help their patients cope with a variety of physical and psychological problems.
This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). You will also benefit from our strong connections with service users, clinical experts and industry partners.
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Politics and Contemporary History
By providing knowledge and understanding of how politics works, this course gives you the tools you need as a citizen to insist that elected representatives remain effectively accountable.
You will learn from staff who are internationally recognised researchers and the get the opportunity to benefit from excellent placements to boost your CV and studying part of the course in USA/Europe.
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International Foundation Year
The International Foundation Year prepares non-native speakers of English students who want to study for an undergraduate degree at university in the United Kingdom.
This course is for you if you have finished high school in your own country but don't yet have the qualifications to go straight on a UK university programme.
We are ranked in the top 10 best University English Language Centres in the UK (EL Gazette) and are known as a Centre of Excellence. This means we will provide excellent teaching and support with your English language development.
Find out more about what degrees are available with the International Foundation Year.