Salford Alternative Entry Scheme
At the University of Salford, we believe that everyone has the right to a good education.
If you have been out of education for a while, want to further your career, or simply want to study in a field that you’re passionate about, then the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES) could be for you.
About the scheme
The scheme allows those who are interested in studying an undergraduate degree, but who may not meet the specific requirements, the chance to study with us. Perhaps you’re a mature student who has been out of education, or maybe you’re a recent A-Level student who failed to get their grades due to mitigating circumstances.
Applicants for the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme are recommended on the basis of their application submitted through UCAS. If you have been recommended, you will be notified either through UCAS or by our Admissions team.
If you have any questions about your UCAS application, please contact the course enquiries team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Route 1: Accreditation for Prior Learning (APL)
APL is used for courses in Business and Law, Health Sciences, Environment & Life Sciences and Arts & Media. If you are made an offer, you’ll be notified about what you need to do next to proceed with this route.
APL allows us to consider students who may not have the traditional entry criteria, but do have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. Assessment may consider employer references, previous coursework/examinations or a portfolio of your work.
If you have any questions about the APL route, please contact Ruth Potts at email@example.com.
Route 2: MSAP-UK test
The MSAP-UK test is used for courses in Health and Society, Computing, Science and Engineering, and the Built Environment.
The MSAP-UK test is a combination of two of the three modules (see below). You can find out more about the modules you’ll be required to complete and book your test by visiting the MSAP-UK website. You should only book onto the test once you have received instructions in your offer from Salford.
The test (MSAP-UK) is administered by our partners, ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research).
What modules will I be required to take as part of the MSAP-UK test?
As part of the MSAP-UK test, you’ll be required to complete two of the following:
Module one: Written English (one hour)
This module involves two writing tasks. The responses will be assessed on:
- The content of the piece of writing;
- The structure and organisation developed;
- The language used to organise and present what is said.
Module two: Reasoning in the Humanities and Social Sciences (one hour)
There are 35 questions in multiple-choice format with four responses to choose from. There is only one correct response. The questions focus on your understanding of ideas in language. Some questions will ask candidates to identify the main idea in a passage, or interpret specific words and phrases.
Module three: Reasoning in the Sciences, Mathematics and Social Sciences (one hour)
There are 35 questions in multiple-choice format with four responses to choose from. There is only one correct response. The questions focus on comprehension, application, decision making and solving scientific and mathematical information. Some questions require candidates to interpret figures, identify connections, relationships and patterns. Other questions will require basic calculation, estimation and application of equations.
Will I be able to pick which modules I take?
No. The modules you’ll be required to complete will depend on which course you have applied for. Please see the below information to see which modules you'll be required to take.
Module 1 (Written English) and Module 3 (Reasoning in the Sciences, Mathematics and Social Sciences):
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Module 1 (Written English) and Module 2 (Reasoning in the Humanities and Social Sciences):
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