Studying Business courses at Salford
So you’ve applied to study one of our Business courses, we've made you an offer, but you’re still deciding or have further questions?
We want to make sure you have all the information you need as you get ready to study at Salford. Find out what our students say about Salford, hear about the work placements they’ve done and take a virtual tour of our campus.
We hope the information below helps you in your decision making. If you have any further questions, simply get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, via social media (links below) or call us 0161 295 4545.
Three good reasons to study at Salford
Choose to take a work placement between years two and three; you’ll earn a salary, pay no University fees and develop your skills for future employability
Study in a supportive environment where the staff know you by name and your fellow students become your friends for live
Learn in our green campus, minutes from Manchester city centre – voted the UK’s most liveable city
Hear from our students in their blogs and on video
Great placements. Great experience. Great for the CV!
Thinking about doing a work placement? You'll earn money, you won't pay University fees but you'll build up some great experience and networks for after graduation. In our experience, too, students who have done a year's work placement are more likely to get a first class or a good second class degree.
We're proud of our close links with business and work with companies of all sizes from large multi-nationals to micro organisations. Our students have had placements with companies including: Footasylum, IBM, Honda, NHS, Siemans.
What employers look for
We asked our industry contacts what they look for when employing graduates. Here’s some of the advice they gave:
“Soft skills – the communication, the listening, the team working - are really, really key. Graduates need to demonstrate how they’ve acquired some soft skills whether that’s been undertaking a project or demonstrating time management.” Vivine Cameron, Education Partnerships Executive, The Chartered Insurance Institute
“Organisations are constantly changing, the outside world is changing and it’s important to show how you can deal with that. How can you embrace and deal with change?” Sámi Ben-Ali, Senior Strategic Resourcing Manager, Wood PLC
“We’re looking for graduates who can use figures and graphs to tell a story, to put a narrative to information that you want to put across.” Damian McCloud, Associate Director, Arup
Their input helps us to give you the skills you need.
Take a look around
We have a beautiful campus with lots of facilities to help you study and plenty of green space to refresh your mind and body.
Here to help you settle in
We've all felt nervous as we've started on something new; it's natural. But there are lots of people to help you settle in to Salford and your course.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT LIFE AT SALFORD?
Find out more about life as a Salford student, read the student blog at Made in Salford blog.
Meet other applicants, ask questions, share your thoughts; join the Salford Applicant 2021 Facebook group.
Follow Salford Business School students on our YouTube playlist.
What will my weekly schedule be like?
Your weekly timetable will vary from term to term and from year to year depending on what modules you are studying. Classes can be scheduled for any day of the week between 9am and 6pm, however, we do as much as we can to groups classes together and the University does not schedule teaching on Wednesday afternoons so that students can participate in clubs, societies and extracurricular activities. Most students are in three or maximum four days a week.
You also need to schedule in personal study time when you will be reading, writing assignments or working with your fellow classmates on group work.
You will get your timetable at the start of each year.
How many contact hours will I have each week?
Contact time with your tutors varies by course but you will have a minimum 10 hours per week of required attendance. You'll study three modules per semester, each with three hours of classes per week (a one-hour lecture and a two-hour seminar) plus one hour of course-specific guided study to make up your 10 hours of attendance.
Large group lectures provide an opportunity to introduce key concepts before you explore these in more detail in smaller group classes (seminars). The small group classes take an interactive approach to ensure your learning can be applied in a real world context. If you want further help from your tutors with that week's work, there are also opportunities for one-to-one sessions with them.
Will the university help me to find work experience and placements?
Whilst students are responsible for securing their own work experience and industry placements, the dedicated Business School employability team will guide and support you through the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations but allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and, where possible, will assist students in securing placements.
Are there any relevant student-run societies?
There is a Business Society and a Law Society, run by students based in the Business School. In addition, the Salford students Enactus group gives you opportunities to develop your skills by working on community projects. The University of Salford Students’ Union is home to a huge range of societies and teams you might be interested in; they’re a great way to meet people and make friends.