Proudly positioned at the forefront of research and innovation in health and social care, we are passionate about nurturing the next generation of researchers.
Collaborative. Industry-focused. Friendly and supportive. That’s our approach.
Read on and explore how we can help you achieve your research goals.
Research at Salford
Research is rewarding - and challenging. What you need to succeed is focus, determination - and a supportive team to motivate, guide and inspire you.
The Doctoral School at Salford delivers world-class training and support tailored to your individual needs. We look for development opportunities that enable you to fulfil your potential.
We are committed to creating a supportive and collaborative environment where researchers from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential.
We align our training and development activities to the principles in the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Our long-term commitment is recognised at the European level through the HR Excellence in Research award, renewed again in 2018.
A typical Salford research candidate? There’s no such thing. What connects our research community is our passion to explore. To question the world around us. To discover together. If you’ve got these attributes, you’ll fit right in.
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Annual PGR Conference
Our Salford Postgraduate Annual Research Conference (SPARC), is a popular two-day event that brings together our postgraduate research students and research community to showcase their work and exchange ideas.
A postgraduate research degree with Salford is a rewarding investment in your future.
Learn more about postgraduate research opportunities by visiting our next open day.
You can speak directly to research team leaders, ask questions and consider your options.
Our research areas
Within our dedicated research centres, our postgraduate research community explores a range of topics which focus on supporting the development of positive changes in health, wellbeing and society.
Centre for Human Movement and Rehabilitation
The focus of our Centre for Human Movement and Rehabilitation is to address global health challenges which limit mobility and prevent people from living independently. This includes research into rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, long-term conditions - such as limb loss, diabetes and strokes – as well as health problems associated with ageing.
Centre for Applied Health Research
The Centre for Applied Health Research is a multidisciplinary research centre involving experts in nursing, allied health, public health, diagnostic imaging, psychology, mental health and digital information systems. Our research is largely applied in nature and often uses technology and digital solutions to solve real-world problems and make positive changes within society, both nationally and internationally. Our multidisciplinary themes cover broad areas including: Care across the life course, digital health and medical imaging, health equity and inequalities, long term conditions and mental health and neurodiversity.
Centre for Research on Inclusive Society
The work of our Centre for Research on Inclusive Society focuses on social inclusion and exclusion and advancing knowledge on inclusive policies and practices. Our research aims to influence policy development and social change to improve equality and inclusion. We explore this through six key thematic areas: environment, sustainability and society; work and welfare; criminal justice deviance and victimology; digital society; inclusivity, equity and belonging; and people, space and place.
Ready to apply?
Ready to make a research application? There are a number of things you will need to consider, such as study documentation, your research proposal, entry points and funding.
We've put together a summary to give your application every chance of success.