University of Salford

Introduction

Why study at Salford

Our courses open doors to rewarding and challenging careers in health, science, engineering, the arts, the built environment, media, music, law and business. You'll benefit from the expertise of our academics, who are highly respected in their fields and have strong track records of delivering high-quality teaching and influential research projects. When you join the University of Salford, you'll be welcomed into a postgraduate community of over 3000 students from around the world. You’ll also be living and studying in Greater Manchester, home to the largest student population in Europe.

Gain practical experience

Many of our courses include a core industrial or clinical placement so you can get practical, real-world experience while you study. These links will hugely benefit your employability, giving you an advantage over your peers in a competitive job market.

Minutes from Manchester

Salford is right next to the city of Manchester, which is easily accessible by bus, train, bike or on foot. After London, Manchester is the UK’s fastest growing city and while it’s still surprisingly affordable, it’s also culturally sophisticated, vibrant and youthful with a wealth of culture, entertainment, sport, shopping and nightlife.

Fee discounts available

We realise that a degree is an investment in both your time and money, so we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Job prospects

Degree programmes at the University of Salford are designed to help you develop your future career and maximise your employability. We work closely with many employers and organisations to ensure your learning is current and based on real-world environments.

We want to ensure that you develop your professional and personal skills, as well as the creativity, confidence and adaptability needed to succeed. Our specialist careers and employability team offer a range of services to help you during your time with us and after graduation. Many of our career development services are available to you for life if you need them.

History of the University

The University of Salford’s past is rooted in the great Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century, which changed the world. Salford’s thriving textile industry was fed by the Manchester Ship Canal, which was opened in 1894 and gave the city direct trade access to the sea. The Salford docks brought employment until the latter half of the 20th Century when the old industries went into decline. Demand for new industrial skills led to the formation of the Pendleton Mechanics Institute in 1850 and the Salford Working Men's College in 1858. At the end of the century these institutions merged to create the Royal Technical Institute, Salford, which was opened by the Duke and Duchess of York (who later became King George V and Queen Mary) in 1896. In 1921 the Institute was renamed the Royal Technical College, Salford. However, in 1958 it split into two separate organisations: The Royal College of Advanced Technology and the break-away Peel Park Technical College. The break-away college became the Peel Park Technical Institute in 1961, the Salford College of Technology in 1970, and then the University College Salford in 1992.

On 10 February 1967 the Royal College of Advanced Technology became the University of Salford, when Her Majesty the Queen handed over the Royal Charter. The University College Salford and the University of Salford finally merged into a single institution in 1996 – exactly 100 years after the formation of the original Royal Technical Institute. Today, the University of Salford has a successful global presence and our seven schools, 20,000 students and 2,500 staff have all grown to serve the needs of industry, commerce and education. We have joined the BBC and ITV at the MediaCityUK development in Salford Quays and have ambitious plans to redevelop our campus over the next 20 years. With these strong foundations, we look forward to even greater achievements in the future.

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Programs

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MSc

MSc Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

The aim of this course is to provide you with the advanced level skills and knowledge required by personnel in Accounting, Finance, and Corporate Financial Industry sectors. You will gain valuable insight into accounting processes, both from in-business and external reporting perspectives. You will also learn about the relevance of accountancy to company valuation, and gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of financial management. [+]

Course Summary

The aim of this course is to provide you with the advanced level skills and knowledge required by personnel in Accounting, Finance, and Corporate Financial Industry sectors. You will gain valuable insight into accounting processes, both from in-business and external reporting perspectives. You will also learn about the relevance of accountancy to company valuation, and gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of financial management. 3 good reasons to study Accounting and Finance at Salford

Excellent career potential and the opportunity to take a Business Innovation Project, enhancing your practical skills and experience Choose to take a one to three-month Assessed Internship with an employer, supported by Salford Business School A programme that equips you with the necessary theory and skills to work successfully in professional accountancy services and corporate sectors Course Details ... [-]

MSc Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence and Forensics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course builds on your previous knowledge of computer science and Information Technology (IT), and aims to provide you with an in-depth specialism in the fields of cyber security, cyber threat intelligence and digital forensics. You will gain advanced and in-depth knowledge of penetration testing, cyber forensics, malware reverse engineering and software vulnerability and will exploit research using a very hands-on approach. You will gain practical and real-world skills in all major areas of cyber security including penetration testing, digital forensics, cyber warfare and threat intelligence. Moreover, you will learn how to apply your skills in analysis, testing and maintenance of software systems or enterprise networks from a cyber security perspective. [+]

Course Summary

This course builds on your previous knowledge of computer science and Information Technology (IT), and aims to provide you with an in-depth specialism in the fields of cyber security, cyber threat intelligence and digital forensics. You will gain advanced and in-depth knowledge of penetration testing, cyber forensics, malware reverse engineering and software vulnerability and will exploit research using a very hands-on approach. You will gain practical and real-world skills in all major areas of cyber security including penetration testing, digital forensics, cyber warfare and threat intelligence. Moreover, you will learn how to apply your skills in analysis, testing and maintenance of software systems or enterprise networks from a cyber security perspective. You will use your penetration testing and vulnerability assessment skills in finding weaknesses in existing devices and applications and to advise developers or network administrators to secure their application or environment. Your cyber forensics skills can be used to identify, collect, preserve and analyse a wide range of digital evidences and present them in the court of law. You will use your knowledge of programming to analyse different malwares to determine how they work and how countermeasures can be developed. Only a small percentage of cyber security professionals are capable of analysing advanced persistent threats and are capable of understanding and managing malware campaigns. Finally, your cyber threat intelligence knowledge and skills will help you to strategically fight against organised cyber crimes, understand and analyse cyber warfare activities and propose appropriate defensive and offensive mechanisms to reduce... [-]


MSc Data Science

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course is your opportunity to specialize as a Data Scientist, one of the most in demand roles across all sectors including health, retail, and energy. Companies such as Google and Microsoft, and also public organisations such as the NHS are struggling to fill their vacancies in this field due to a lack of suitably qualified people. This course is unique in the UK in that it has been developed as a MSc conversion course – if you have a good honours degree in any discipline with a demonstrable mathematical aptitude, an enquiring mind, a practical and analytical approach to problem solving, and an ambition for a career in data science; then this course is for you. [+]

Course Summary Have you ever wanted to ‘Mung’ data? Apply Machine Learning techniques? Search for hidden patterns? Be part of Big Data? This course is your opportunity to specialize as a Data Scientist, one of the most in demand roles across all sectors including health, retail, and energy. Companies such as Google and Microsoft, and also public organisations such as the NHS are struggling to fill their vacancies in this field due to a lack of suitably qualified people. This course is unique in the UK in that it has been developed as a MSc conversion course – if you have a good honours degree in any discipline with a demonstrable mathematical aptitude, an enquiring mind, a practical and analytical approach to problem solving, and an ambition for a career in data science; then this course is for you. During your time with us, you will develop an awareness of the latest developments in the fields of Data Science and Big Data including advanced databases, data mining and big data tools such as Hadoop. You will also gain substantial knowledge and skills with the SAS business intelligence software suite due to the partnership of the University with the SAS Student Academy. "We are especially pleased to endorse the new MSc in Data Science. With the explosion of interest and investment in data science teams, our customers cannot get enough graduates with SAS-based analytical skills. Courses such as this new MSc are an important step forward by the University to addressing... [-]

MSc Environmental and Public Health

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and public health, enabling you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary in modern Environmental and Public Health Practice. [+]

Course Summary

This course provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and public health, enabling you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary in modern Environmental and Public Health Practice. In particular the successful completion of the course will enable you to cope with rapid social, technological and organisational change through promoting an understanding of relevant concepts. The course also develops your critical and analytical powers in relation to Environmental Public Health. The knowledge-base developed through study can assist you to demonstrate the knowledge required for application for entry on the United Kingdom Voluntary Register of Public Health Specialists.... [-]


MSc Financial Services Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course will provide you with the appropriate advanced-level skills and knowledge you need to contribute to the growing and sophisticated international banking and finance industries. [+]

Course Summary

This course offers you an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s most dynamic growth sectors, with relevance to areas including property, transport, shipping insurance, credit cards, wealth management and home and commercial mortgages. The fast-paced subject of financial services management also offers significant opportunities in banking and finance as these arenas have recognised the need to re-think their strategies. The chance to develop long and profitable client and customer relationships is open to firms which are thinking and acting strategically, by embracing new approaches, working creatively and innovating to effectively manage costs and improve the understanding of individual customer’s needs. You may also choose to take advantage a blended distance learning opportunity, available through our official partner - Robert Kennedy College - in Zurich, Switzerland.... [-]


MSc Gas and Engineering Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

A comprehensive range of subjects is studied covering the whole spectrum of natural gas engineering, providing a sound base from which to select an area of specialised study. [+]

Course Summary

A comprehensive range of subjects is studied covering the whole spectrum of natural gas engineering, providing a sound base from which to select an area of specialised study. You may also be eligible for membership of the Gas Engineering and Management Institute and subsequently become a Chartered Engineer. Alternatively you may wish to continue your studies to PhD level, researching gas engineering or other related subjects available within the School of Computing, Science & Engineering.

3 good reasons to study Gas Engineering and Management at Salford Flexible but rigorous period of study for graduates working in, or intending to work in, the natural gas/oil industry Accredited by the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) Excellent employment prospects Course Details Course Structure ... [-]

MSc Global Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course is designed for graduates from a non-business discipline wanting to develop their skills and knowledge in order to become a successful manager in a global business organisation. [+]

Course Summary

This course is designed for graduates from a non-business discipline wanting to develop their skills and knowledge in order to become a successful manager in a global business organisation. You will learn about and critically evaluate evidence-based best practice to inform and improve your own skills. If you are already working as a manager, you will seriously enhance your capabilities, improve your career prospects, and achieve a highly-regarded management qualification.You may also choose to take advantage a blended distance learning opportunity, available through our official partner - Robert Kennedy College - in Zurich, Switzerland.

3 good reasons to study Global Management at Salford Enhance your career prospects with an excellent masters qualification specialising in global business and management Build on existing management skills to strengthen your personal performance and benefit your organisation Put global management theory into real practice with an exciting Business Innovation Project Course Details ... [-]

MSc Human Resource Management and Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This is an Advanced Level programme, recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development as providing the necessary knowledge to apply for Chartered Membership. On graduation you will also receive an Advanced Level Certificate from CIPD. [+]

Course Summary This course is ideal if you want to specialise in human resource management. You will develop your understanding of HRM practices across a variety of organisational settings, with an emphasis on strategic, international and comparative subject matter. This is an Advanced Level programme, recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development as providing the necessary knowledge to apply for Chartered Membership. On graduation you will also receive an Advanced Level Certificate from CIPD. Full-time students automatically gain entrance to the CIPD National conference and Exhibition in Manchester - the leading HRM conference in the UK. You may also choose to take advantage a blended distance learning opportunity, available through our official partner - Robert Kennedy College - in Zurich, Switzerland. 3 good reasons to study Human Resource Management and Development at Salford Achieve a qualification accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) with one of the UK’s leading providers Study part-time and gain a CIPD Advanced Level Diploma in just 18 months Enhance your employability by developing the skills needed to motivate, manage and reward employees Course Details ... [-]

MSc Information Systems Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course gives you an opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of the role of information systems and technology (IS/T) in businesses around the world, along with a critical awareness of current and emerging issues in this continually developing sector. [+]

Course Summary

This course gives you an opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of the role of information systems and technology (IS/T) in businesses around the world, along with a critical awareness of current and emerging issues in this continually developing sector. You will learn from our expert team and external guest speakers, renowned for their specialist knowledge. You will also enjoy the programme’s emphasis on debate, critique and interaction with other students and staff. On completion of your course you will have the necessary skills to become an effective IS/T manager with strategically valuable capabilities in IS/T.You may also choose to take advantage a blended distance learning opportunity, available through our official partner - Robert Kennedy College - in Zurich, Switzerland. 3 good reasons to study Information Systems Management at Salford... [-]


MSc International Banking and Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course has been designed specifically to enhance knowledge of the banking and finance industry and improve your employability prospects. [+]

Course Summary

This course has been designed specifically to enhance knowledge of the banking and finance industry and improve your employability prospects. You will learn about key challenges in the current global economic environment, consider issues from around the world, and analyse and evaluate problems to identify the best solutions to improve international banking and finance strategies and practice. Banking continues to experience a number of problems requiring the development of new opportunities and you will find this course is relevant, innovative and challenging. You may also choose to take advantage a blended distance learning opportunity, available through our official partner - Robert Kennedy College - in Zurich, Switzerland. 3 good reasons to study International Banking and Finance at Salford... [-]


MSc International Business

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course is aimed at students with a background in business or business-related studies, who wish to further their knowledge of international business. During your time with us, you’ll develop an integrated and critically-aware understanding of the international activities of business organisations, at both the strategic and operational level. This understanding is necessary if you want to effectively develop and execute international business strategy and operations. [+]

Course Summary

This course is aimed at students with a background in business or business-related studies, who wish to further their knowledge of international business. During your time with us, you’ll develop an integrated and critically-aware understanding of the international activities of business organisations, at both the strategic and operational level. This understanding is necessary if you want to effectively develop and execute international business strategy and operations.

3 good reasons to study International Business at Salford

This is a practical course with an international focus that offers the opportunity to gain a broad overview of the subject before specialising in your chosen area Our strong industry links allow you to mix theory with practice, visiting companies and hearing from expert industry speakers both in the UK and overseas You can benefit from a residential study week in Europe, giving you an invaluable insight into organisations and their activities in industrial sectors such as agriculture and tourism Course Details ... [-]

MSc Petroleum and Gas Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 semesters August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

The course explores the geology, exploration, drilling, production (surface and subsurface), reservoir engineering and management, distribution and transmission of oil and gas from practical and theoretical viewpoints. [+]

Course Summary

This course is designed for engineering graduates who intend to enter or enhance their career prospects in the oil or natural gas industry. It will be re-accredited by the IGEM in 2016. The course explores the geology, exploration, drilling, production (surface and subsurface), reservoir engineering and management, distribution and transmission of oil and gas from practical and theoretical viewpoints. You will develop the knowledge and the skills for problem-solving in terms of development, design, business and economics management in oil and gas engineering which will assist you to make management and scientific decisions in the workplace. On completion of this course, you may be eligible to join the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers or Society of Petroleum Engineers which may enable you to qualify as a Chartered Engineer.... [-]


MSc Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course is informed by the very latest academic research and provides you with an in-depth understanding of procurement, warehousing, stores management, transportation and shipping, inventory planning and contract management. [+]

Course Summary

This course is informed by the very latest academic research and provides you with an in-depth understanding of procurement, warehousing, stores management, transportation and shipping, inventory planning and contract management. You will review these topics in a supply chain context and benefit from a programme fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Full membership of CIPS is available to successful graduates of this programme who fulfill the institute's conditions on post-graduate experience, achieve success in all modules, and the dissertation in the field. There is a blended/ Distance learning opportunity available via our official partner Robert Kennedy College, in Zurich, Switzerland.... [-]


MSc Safety, Health and Environment

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

The course aims to provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and occupational health for students from diverse backgrounds and to enable you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary in modern Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) practice. [+]

Course Summary

The course aims to provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and occupational health for students from diverse backgrounds and to enable you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary in modern Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) practice. The successful completion of this course will enable you to cope with rapid social, technological and organisational change through promoting an understanding of relevant concepts. The course also develops your critical and analytical powers in relation to SHE. The course content reflects the growing trend of companies combining their environmental protection and health and safety functions.

3 good reasons to study Safety, Health and Environment at Salford Recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as having cognate degree status Vocational orientation and substantial input from professional practitioners Interdisciplinary and flexible study Course Details ... [-]

Master

MArch Architecture

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

This contemporary Master of Architecture (MArch) course combines the best of theory and practice to get you ready for professional practice, entering offices or engaging with MPhil and PhD research. [+]

Course Summary

This contemporary Master of Architecture (MArch) course combines the best of theory and practice to get you ready for professional practice, entering offices or engaging with MPhil and PhD research.

Our uniquely hands-on programme integrates industry experience with an academic study; while completing your degree you will complete industry placements where you will take an active role in creating architecture and enhancing practice.

You will typically get the opportunity to go an international study trip, enabling you to enrich your study experience and stimulate your creativity. Visiting speakers will also contribute to your learning, bringing real-world examples that will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of this subject, and giving you insight into what is required to become a chartered architect.... [-]


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