Study at the University of Salford

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The University of Salford offers more than just an engaging learning environment, it provides a gateway to exciting job opportunities when you graduate.

With work placements and live projects across many of our programmes, plus lecturers with professional links, now is the time to broaden your prospects with courses spanning business and administrative studies; architecture, building and planning; and biomedical science. 

 

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If the UK is in your top three destinations for study and you want to begin a programme in 2020, complete this form and we'll be in touch with more information about our courses, industry connections and graduate opportunities. We'll also let you know when our international team is in your area, so you can meet us to discuss your journey to the University of Salford.

Discover Salford

Study on our Peel Park campus

We're based just minutes from the centre of Manchester, one of the UK’s leading student cities and a world-renowned city for science and technology, culture and the arts, music, theatre and sport.

Both Manchester and Salford are also highly diverse, so you’ll be able to practice your religion freely, whether in the city or in one of several prayer areas on campus.

Over 3,000 international students currently call the University of Salford home. Join them and choose from over 200 postgraduate courses, many of which are accredited by professional organisations. 

In the last five years, we've awarded over £5 million in international scholarships. We've also invested £160 million into our buildings, facilities and industry-standard equipment. 

Build your career in the UK

With the UK Government's recent announcement of a new two year post-study work visa, expanded opportunities exist for talented international students to build successful careers in the UK. 

This new graduate route will be open to all international students who have valid UK immigration status as a student and have successfully completed a course of study in any subject at undergraduate or postgraduate level at an approved UK Higher Education Provider, including the University of Salford.

The visa will allow eligible students to work, or look for work, in any career or position for two years after graduating.

Start your undergraduate studies at the University of Salford and build your career in the UK. 

Explore our courses

Whatever course you choose, you can be confident that a degree from the University of Salford is more than just a certificate, it is a first step to your chosen career.

Find out how you can benefit from placements and exchanges, professional accreditation, or teaching from expert academics, many of whom are active professional practitioners who collaborate with employers and professional bodies to make your learning relevant to your career. 

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Biomedical Science

Biomedical Science
  • Study a highly popular Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited course, which applies biology-based science for medical purposes.
  • Get up-to-date training in medical and disease-related topics including pathophysiology, cell pathology, clinical immunology, haematology, microbiology and genetics.
  • Develop the lab skills needed to become an employable biomedical scientist, or prepare for a career in medical laboratory research in a wide range of industry sectors.

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Business

Digital Business 
  • Advancements in information technology have had a huge impact on the way businesses operate. Learn from an academic team who are actively developing digital solutions.
  • Develop your skills working with fellow students on live client projects.
  • Gain experience on a work placement to develop the skills employers value

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International Business
  • Understand how different cultural and economic influences impact business.
  • Get opportunities to take part in international projects, study overseas and go on international exchange.
  • Gain commercial experience on the optional professional experience year, and put the cross-cultural management skills you have developed into practice. 

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Business Management with Sport
  • An industry-informed curriculum that combines business management and sports modules.
  • Put theory into practice through work placement opportunities.
  • Understand the issues facing sports business from high profile guest speakers.

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Business and Management
  • Develop a holistic knowledge of management theory and learn how to apply it to business scenarios.
  • Study a programme that is designed around the current needs of employers and provides exciting placement opportunities.
  • Graduate with an advanced knowledge of management theory, plus the experience, professional skills and industry insights needed to embark on an exciting career.

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Business and Financial Management
  • Learn the essential skills required for a successful career in financial management.
  • Gain the business experience needed to succeed in management positions.
  • Study complementary and globally relevant subjects, through a programme that is industry-informed and career-focused. 

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Business Management with Law
  • Understand the legal needs of organisations, how regulations impact on their operations, and have a marked advantage when entering the world of business.
  • Work on international case studies, focusing on global issues and comparative analysis.
  • Develop the skills that employers look for, such as project planning, team working and self-presentation.

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Business and Economics
  • Get to the heart of the significant challenges faced by governments and organisations across the globe, while developing highly employable skills that prepare you for a career in a variety of industries.
  • Translate insight from economic models into business strategies and economic policies.
  • Gain hands-on experience on a work placement to develop the skills employers value.

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Engineering

Civil Engineering 
  • With the demand qualified engineers increasing, studying civil engineering can open global career opportunities.
  • Led by our IStructE award-winning civil engineering team.
  • BEng and MEng routes available.

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Aeronautical Engineering
  • We are a leading regional UK centre for aeronautics study and research.
  • Study a suite of modules designed to embed theoretical knowledge and creative application to help you become a world-class engineer.
  • BEng and MEng routes available.

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Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies
  • Combine practical and theoretical aspects of flight with the underlying principles of aircraft engineering.
  • Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
  • BEng and MEng routes available.

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Mechanical Engineering
  • Open up an exciting career designing, commissioning and maintaining the systems of the future.
  • Develop the professional knowledge, design and analytical skills required to work towards Chartered Engineer status.
  • BEng and MEng routes available.

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Electronic Engineering
  • Benefit from the engineering department’s strong industry connections and research into innovative, trending technologies.
  • Learn in advanced electronics laboratories and facilities at our Peel Park and MediaCityUK campuses.
  • Gain valuable experience by including a industrial placement year in your studies.

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Civil and Architectural Engineering
  • Learn about the social, legal and environmental issues associated with senior engineering roles.
  • Explore specialist modules such as geotechnical engineering, building envelopes and infrastructure design at an advanced level.
  • BEng and MEng routes available.

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Sound Engineering and Production
  • Learn how to use typical software tools for generating, controlling, processing and reproducing audio.
  • Understand the relationships between sound and the environment, wherever it is being produced.
  • Explore audio game design, acoustic modelling, and the techniques behind augmented reality.

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Software Engineering
  • Learn the theoretical knowledge needed to adapt your skills as programming, languages and techniques evolve
  • Develop methodical approaches to the analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance of object-oriented systems using the Java language.
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the techniques and technologies associated with the creation of usable, secure and maintainable interactive web applications.

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Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering
  • Develop the professional knowledge, design and analytical skills needed to work towards Chartered Engineer status.
  • Learn about the social, legal and environmental issues associated with petrochemical engineering.
  • Choose to take an industry placement year to increase your professional engineering skills.

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Architectural Engineering
  • Make use of advanced tools and technologies that enable high quality architectural engineering solutions to be produced and applied.
  • Be part of a vibrant multidisciplinary learning environment, working with students from other built environment disciplines.
  • Engage with the built environment industry on projects and live-briefs.

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Acoustical and Audio Engineering
  • Complete experiments and projects in specialised acoustics facilities and laboratories.
  • Get the opportunity to take a placement year to develop your workplace skills.
  • BEng and MEng routes available.

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Law

All of our Law courses are designed to allow you to gain a qualifying law degree. Across all Law courses you will also get the opportunity to shadow working lawyers and judges, practise your learning during a year’s work placement, and develop your client care skills by helping people looking for support from our legal advice schemes. 

Law
  • Earn a degree accredited by the Bar Standards Board & the Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • Develop the essential skills and knowledge for a legal career
  • Benefit from opportunities including mini pupillage and judicial shadowing

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Law (Media and Digital Industries)
  • Combine academically rigorous law modules with a focus on the fast-moving media and digital industries.
  • Graduate with a range of legal and business skills that make you a fantastic candidate for careers both inside and outside of the legal sector. 

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Law with Management
  • Law with Management is an excellent way to gain the skills and knowledge required for a career as a solicitor, barrister or in a managerial position. 
  • Expand your academic knowledge, gain valuable industry experiences and develop professional skills to help you excel in any corporate, business, public service or third sector employment.

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Corporate Law
  • Corporate law is a rigorous but hugely rewarding degree that gives ambitious individuals the opportunity to combine an intellectually challenging curriculum with a commercial focus. 
  • Extra-curricular activities, like mooting and trips, are organised by our student-led Law Society, complementing your studies and enhancing your experience throughout.

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Law with Criminology
  • Gain a qualifying law degree and explore crime and justice from a sociological perspective.
  • In 2019, 90% of students agreed they had been provided with opportunities to apply their learning (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2019 data).

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Psychology

Psychology
  • Learn about the core areas of psychology: biological, cognitive, developmental, social and individual differences.
  • Learn to be a critical thinker who is able to consider a problem, develop a research plan and execute that plan.
  • Be able to choose from optional modules, allowing you to explore areas of particular interest to you.

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Psychology and Counselling
  • Learn about the principles of psychology, bio-psychology and the psychology of social behaviour, as well as research methods.
  • Be introduced to key theoretical counselling concepts and start to develop your practical counselling skills.
  • Focus on the theoretical aspects of helping relationships and consider how this relationship can be used to benefit clients' psychological health.

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Psychology and Criminology
  • Understand how to relate a psychological understanding of human behaviour and development to an analysis of crime and deviance, gaining a comprehensive grasp of the ways in which crime can be analysed, understood and addressed.
  • Use a hands-on approach to developing research skills.
  • Apply the theory you have learned to everyday situations.

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Psychology of Sport
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of a wide range of psychological concepts and how these concepts might be applied in a sporting context.
  • Develop a hands-on approach to developing research skills and applying theory to practical settings.
  • Get the opportunity to specialise in areas of psychology and sport that interest you.

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Psychology with English Language
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of psychological concepts and use these to analyse the English language from a variety of perspectives.
  • Learn valuable research skills, including quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Undertake an independent research study, utilising your research skills.

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Psychology of Human and Animal Behaviour
  • Analyse human and animal behaviour from a variety of psychological perspectives.
  • Get access to outstanding animal facilities offered by the Animal Management Centre at Salford City College.
  • Opportunities to go on Field Trips to Knowsley Safari Park and Chester Zoo.

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