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 have a strong track record of delivering high-quality teaching, leading influential research projects and are highly respected in their fields.
At Salford you'll be joining an Undergraduate community of over 13,000 students from around the world and you'll be located in Greater Manchester which is home to the largest student population in Europe.
Gain practical experience
Many of our courses include a core industrial or clinical placement providing you with a real world experience and enhancing your enhancing your employability.These links hugely benefit your employability and are a key reason why Salford graduates are in great demand from business and industry.
Minutes from Manchester
Salford is located 2km outside of Manchester and is only a 5 minute train or bus ride away from the main University campus. 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.
Fee discounts available
We realise that a degree is an investment for you both in terms of time and cost. We offer fee discounts to students who achieve A-Level grades ABB or equivalent. Have a look at full range of scholarship opportunities.
Our undergraduate degrees at Salford are designed to help you develop your future career and maximise your employability. We work closely with many employers and organisations relevant to the courses we teach at the university in order to ensure your learning will be current and based on real-world environments. We are committed to supporting you in getting the “added value” you need to in order to secure the career you want.
We want to ensure you develop the professional and personal skills, as well as creativity, confidence and adaptability to succeed. Your studies can help you secure your future and our specialist careers and employability team offer a range of services in addition to what you gain through your course that will assist 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
Our University’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 built 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 they 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.
The statues of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in front of the Salford Museum and Art Gallery commemorate the royal visit to Salford in 1851. Joule House in Acton Square was the home of prominent physicist James Prescott Joule who gave his name to the unit of energy, and the Working Class Museum is just around the corner. 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.
Our main library is named after Clifford Whitworth – the first Vice-Chancellor of Salford. The first Chancellor was Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who remained in the post until 1991.
Today the University has a successful global presence and a turnover of £189m. Our 7 schools, 20,000 students and 2,500 staff have all grown to serve the needs of industry, commerce and education.
The regeneration of Salford is creating new opportunities which bring our university firmly into the 21st Century. We have joined the BBC and ITV at the MediaCityUK development in Salford Quays and have ambitious plans to redevelop the existing campus over the next 20 years. With these strong foundations we look forward to even greater achievements in the future.
We have developed a Sustainability Strategy Map to identify our key priorities for the next 5 years, these include;
- Managing carbon in our estate
- Building a culture of sustainable behaviours
- Positively influencing sustainability in industry and business
- Sustainability in learning and teaching
- Our leadership for sustainability
- Embedding sustainability through collaboration
Tools we will be using to help deliver and monitor our progress with this strategy include the LiFE tool and EcoCampus.
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