To apply for your postgraduate research place, you will need to complete our online application form. You will need to have at hand your supporting documents ready to upload when you start the online application. We have four entry points: October, January, April and July. From September 2018, thiswill change to three entry points, in January, May and September.
Please submit your application with a minimum of six weeks before the date you are aiming to register.
If you are applying for a PhD by published works, please go to the online shop to make your payment before completing your application.
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We try to make applying to Salford as flexible and straightforward as possible.
We’re not just interested in exams you’ve passed and certificates you’ve collected. If you’ve gained enough relevant work experience – paid or voluntary – we’ll take that into account through our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of PriorExperiential Learning (APEL) schemes.
The research proposal is a crucial part of your application.
You should discuss your proposal with the Postgraduate Research Admissions Contact of the School to which you are applying, to make sure you understand what is expected in your subject area.
For help preparing a research proposal for the Salford DBA, download our Guidance on Writing a DBA Research Proposal.
When submitting an application, make sure that the specialist area you wish to study is covered by a member of staff at the University:
|Last application date||3rd November2017|
|Last date for meeting conditions of offer||24th November 2017|
|Last date for submission of bank statements NOTE -Please allow time for checking of bank statements.If a bank statement is submitted close to the deadline of BUT has an issue which requires further investigation, the applicant may be deferred to the next intake.||27th November 2017|
|Last date for issuing a CAS||1st December 2017|
|Induction andRegistrationWeek||3rd January 2018|
|Last Registration date||12th January 2018|
|Last application date||2nd February 2018|
|Last date for meeting conditions of offer||2nd March 2018|
|Last date for submission of bank statements NOTE -Please allow time for checking of bank statements.If a bank statement is submitted close to the deadline BUT has an issue which requires further investigation, the applicant may be deferred to the next intake.||5th March 2018|
|Last date for issuing a CAS||9th March 2018|
|Induction andRegistrationWeek||2nd April 2018|
|Last Registration date||13th April 2018|
|Last application date||4th May 2018|
|Last date for meeting conditions of offer||1st June 2018|
|Last date for submission of bank statements NOTE -Please allow time for checking of bank statements. If a bank statement is submitted close to the deadline BUT has an issue which requires further investigation, the applicant may be deferred to the next intake.||4th June 2018|
|Last date for issuing a CAS||8th June 2018|
|Induction andRegistrationWeek||2nd July 2018|
|Last Registration date||13th July 2018|
The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) is a scheme run by the UK government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The scheme is aimed primarily at specific postgraduate research areas, but also includes a number of taught Masters and four-year undergraduate Masters programmes.
ATAS is compulsory for international student visa applications on these applicable courses. It is required for new, current and returning international students in specific areas of study. The ATAS application is made online, before applying for your visa, and is free of charge. It is your responsibility to check if this scheme applies to you. The FCO undertakes to process applications within a minimum of 20 working days (i.e 4 weeks) of the submission of an application for ATAS clearance. For further information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/academic-technology-approval-scheme
Some schools also need to charge a additional bench fee to help cover lab costs and field trips.
Bench fees will be agreed and can be within a set range dependent on requirements of the programme of study.
They may also be set on a yearly basis such that bench fees may be applicable from one to three years.
Dr Jo Scott
T+44 (0)161 295 2851
PGR Support: Emma Sutton pgr-supportSAM@salford.ac.uk
Dr Kathy Hartley
T+44 (0)161 295 2122
The Salford DBA: Dr Tahir Rashid
T+44 (0)161 295 5752
PGR Support: Michelle Jones
PGR Support: Cheryl Batleypgr-supportSOBE@salford.ac.uk
PGR support: Emma Sutton
PGR Support: Louise Brown
PGR Support: Catriona Nardone
PGR Support: Catriona Nardone
The University is committed to and strives for equality of opportunity for all its students and staff (existing and prospective) and will recognise and celebrate their diversity. For this statement and strategy to be made a reality, effective leadership and management will be provided and a correspondingcommitment sought from every member of staff and all the student body. In practice this means that we: