The University of Salford enjoys a long-standing tradition of working in partnership to deliver its mission and meet the needs of the communities it serves.
We have forged links with organisations in the UK and across the world, working with experts and institutions to develop partnerships that enrich life, study and research opportunities for students and academics. We have for a long time, recognised the value partners add to the delivery of core activities and strategic objectives.
We are committed to giving more people access to higher education. We do this through working with partners to offer a range of courses where you can study locally with the option of continuing your studies at the University.
We always welcome discussions with potential new partners. We are passionate about developing relationships in the UK and delivering internationalisation that provides a real step change for the institutions we work with and their wider communities.
We have many long-standing collaborative and academic partners all over the world, these are listed below. Upon successful completion of one of our collaborative partner courses, students will receive a University of Salford award.
British University of Bahrain
Since 2018, we have held a franchise agreement with the British University of Bahrain for the delivery of undergraduate courses. The courses include a built-in foundation year that allows students to have their degree attested by the Higher Education Council in Bahrain. The courses have an option for students to transfer their studies to the UK at the end of their foundation year. Please visit the British University of Bahrain's website for a list of available courses and start dates.
Zhejiang Fashion Institute of Technology
Zhejiang Fashion Institute of Technology have a progression agreement in place allowing students who have completed a DipHE Fashion Design or DipHE Fashion Communication to apply to study on year two or year three of BA (Hons) Fashion Image and Styling or year three on BA (Hons) Fashion Design. There is also an international exchange opportunity available.
Luxun Academy of Fine Arts
Since 2018, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts have had a progression agreement in place allowing students who have completed three years of study on BA (Hons) Digital Media Art to apply for a one-year top-up on BA (Hons) Digital Media Arts.
European University of Lefke
Since 2018, European University of Lefke have had a progression agreement in place allowing students who have completed year three of studies in BSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering at European University of Lefke with 60% or above, to apply for the final year of study on BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering.
Tampere University of Applied Science
Tampere University of Applied Sciences are an Erasmus Partner. Since 2017, they have also had a dual award agreement that allows students who have completed BSc (Hons) International Business or BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management to return to Tampere after they have graduated from the University of Salford to study additional modules that also allow them to graduate from Tampere. To be eligible, students must have undertaken an accredited study abroad year with Tampere and also have the required number of ECTS credits.
École Supérieure des Technologies Industrielle Avancées
The University and École Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées (ESTIA) have maintained a partnership since 1987 when Salford was chosen as the site of the UK’s National Advanced Robotics Research Centre. Today, the partnership has developed on the basis of a collaborative approach to both teaching and research; offering a unique opportunity for postgraduate students with an interest in engineering to learn from experts at two leading institutions in the areas of robotics, automation and systems engineering.
The partnership is open to all ESTIA students who are interested in pursuing either MSc Robotics and Automation and MSc Robotics and Embedded Systems following their first Master’s at ESTIA (Master’s 1).
To find out more about the partnership, and how to apply for one of the split-site courses on offer, please contact Amélie Hacala, Admissions Officer via email: email@example.com.
Institute Polytechnique des Sciences Avancées
Since 2016, Institute Polytechnique des Sciences Avancees have offered a dual award where students from Institute Polytechnique des Sciences Avancees who have completed three years of their diploma d’ingenieur can apply to study MSc/PgDip/PgCert Autonomous Systems or MSc/PgDip/PgCert Aerospace Engineering. Students who have completed four years of their diploma d’ingenieur can apply to study MSc Autonomous Systems or MSc Aerospace Engineering.
Digital Marketing Institute
Since 2017, the Digital Marketing Institute have had a franchise agreement in place to deliver MSc Digital Marketing over a number of intakes. The last intake is July 2023.
Since 2015, Sentral College have had a franchise agreement in place to deliver BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance, BSc (Hons) Business and Management and BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology (recently changed to BSc (Hons) Digital Business) in September and January. This is delivered at Sentral College.
Colombo School of Construction and Technology
Since 2011, Columbo School of Construction and Technology have had a franchise agreement in place to deliver BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management. Since 2013, they have also had an agreement for off-campus delivery of MSc Quantity Surveying and MSc Project Management in Construction. This programme is taught by our academics using the facilities at Columbo School of Construction and Technology.
Robert Kennedy College
Since 2009, Robert Kennedy College have had a franchise agreement in place to deliver a range of MSc courses with start dates in September, November, January, March, June and July. These courses are delivered online and are available to applicants from around the world. The courses are listed on Robert Kennedy College's website.
London College for Design and Fashion
Since 2018, London College for Design and Fashion have had a progression agreement in place allowing students who have completed a BTEC HND in Fashion and Textiles or HND in Graphic Design at London College for Design and Fashion to apply for entry onto year three of BA (Hons) Fashion Design or BA (Hons) Graphic Design.
Since 2020, Bury College have had an articulation agreement in place allowing students who have completed their HNC Science qualification to enter a two-year top-up on BSc (Hons) Chemistry, BSc (Hons) Biology, BSc (Hons) Zoology and BSc (Hons) Human Biology and Infectious Diseases. We also have a progression agreement in place, allowing students who have successfully completed HNC Digital Technologies at Bury College to progress onto Level 5 of the BSc (Hons) Games Design and Production at the University of Salford.
In September 2022, The University of Salford introduced an off campus delivery programme of level 4 BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing taught at Bury College. These students can then go on to complete levels 5 and 6 of the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing at the University of Salford. Even though you’ll be spending most of your time studying at Bury college for the first year, there will be opportunities built into your time at college to visit our campus, as it’s really important that you feel part of our university and that you are aware of the outstanding facilities that are available to you as part of this relationship.
Family Rights Group
Since 2018, Family Rights Group have had a validation agreement in place allowing students to study PG-Cert Family Group Conferences, a distance learning programme, gaining a professional qualification from the University of Salford.
Health Education England
Since 2013, Health Education England have had a validation agreement in place allowing specialist registrars in geriatric or elderly medicine to study MSc Geriatric Medicine, gaining an award from the University of Salford. Since 2019, two further programmes, MSc Vascular Surgery and MSc Urology, have been added to the agreement.
Hopwood Hall College
Since 2016, Hopwood Hall College have had a validation agreement in place allowing students to study FdSc Sports Coaching, delivered at Hopwood Hall College. These students can then apply to the University of Salford to top this up to a BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Analysis.
ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital
Since 2018, ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital have had a validation agreement in place allowing practitioners to study MSc Dental Implantology, awarded by the University of Salford. Since 2019 and PG-Cert Non Surgical Facial Aesthetics, have been added to the agreement.
Since 2019, Joss Arnott Dance have had a collaborative agreement in place to co-deliver MA Dance: Performance and Professional Practices. This programme is a professionally focussed course and has been co-designed with Joss Arnott Dance.
Salford City College
Since 2013, Salford City College have had validation and franchise agreements in place to deliver a range of programmes. Validated programmes include FdA Graphic Design, FdA Media Production, BA (Hons) Media Production (top up), FdA Media Make-Up for Fashion, BA Hons Make Up Artistry (top up), FdSc Business & Management and a validated Module.
BSc (Hons) Psychology is a franchised programme, delivered at Salford City College for the first year of studies with year 2 and 3 being studied on the main campus of the University of Salford. Even though the first year is studying at Salford City College, there will be opportunities built into your time to visit our campus. We believe it’s really important that you feel part of our university and are aware of the great facilities that are available to you as part of this relationship.
Since 2016, Siemens have had a collaborative agreement in place to jointly deliver a final year top -up for BEng (Hons) Control and Automation.
Walk The Plank
Since 2019, Walk the Plank have had a collaborative agreement to jointly deliver PG Cert Festival Production, in partnership with the University of Salford.
We offer a number of international exchange opportunities. This enables our students to study from one semesters to an entire year at one of our partner institutions internationally.
If you an international agent and are interested in working with the University of Salford to recruit students on our behalf, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to visit us to discuss opportunities for collaboration, please fill in our visitor request form. This should be completed at least 21 days before the date of your proposed visit. This enables us to ensure that you will receive the maximum benefit during your time here.
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