We have answered the needs of industry since 1896, when we began as the Salford Royal Technical Institute - we’ve now been a leading university for over 50 years and are one of the fastest growing universities in the country.

We are proud to have more partnerships with SMEs than any other Greater Manchester university. Our forward-thinking approach has powered progress for 125 years.

Strong partnerships with the likes of Siemens, NHS Trusts and The Lowry bring real-world industry opportunities for our students and make a real  difference to the communities around us.

Our industry focus

Colleagues operating equipment in the Acoustics Lab at the University of Salford

Industry collaboration is at the heart of what we do. It means we develop and nurture outstanding relationships with industry in all aspects of our business, from developing our curriculum and producing job-ready graduates, to research, consultancy and knowledge exchange.

Our location

Colleagues walking across campus

Our location sets us apart. We are just 2km from Manchester. Greater Manchester is one of the most diverse city regions in the UK with over 200 languages spoken.

Our colleagues live and work in one of the most vibrant regions in the UK, a hot spot of digital innovation, excellent schools and colleges, and with affordable city, suburban and rural living options to suit a wide range of lifestyle choices.

The city offers great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester. Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals to discover.

Our Peel Park Campus

Colleagues in Peel Park

We are a campus university, and our Peel Park campus is unique, offering lots of green spaces to explore. There are an array of amenities on site, from eateries to our sports centre, museum and library.

On site is our £55 million New Adelphi building, a north-west hot spot for talent, academia, and creativity, alongside the recently opened £65 million new Science, Engineering and Environment building, a hub for discovery and innovation. The campus also boasts some of the country’s leading test facilities such as Energy House 2.0, a world leading energy test house, and the North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC).

Our Media City Campus


Our MediaCity campus is at the heart of one of the country's leading digital and media hubs - sitting right next to neighbours such as ITV and the BBC.

The campus is home to our undergraduate and postgraduate Film, TV and Media, Creative Digital Media and Gaming, and Journalism degrees.

This high-tech, sustainable and accessible MediaCity building is a north-west hot spot for talent, academia, and technology which is supported by a thriving media industry in Greater Manchester.  

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