Postgraduate Research

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.