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

This school also offers:

MA

MA International Journalism for Digital Media

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Our course explores in both theoretical and practical terms current issues in journalism in the context of the digital revolution and media convergence. [+]

In Brief: You will study at our state-of-the-art MediaCityUK campus next to the BBC and ITV studios in the region’s biggest media hub Share your knowledge and work together with fellow students from the UK and many other countries in a multicultural environment Get first-hand industry practice experience and learn from leading broadcast and digital journalism practitioners Part-time study option Based at MediaCityUK Overseas study available Work/industrial placement opportunity International students can apply Course Summary

Our course explores in both theoretical and practical terms current issues in journalism in the context of the digital revolution and media convergence.

It combines solid foundations of journalism practice with the latest developments in multimedia techniques, digital journalism, and social media It puts students through the fast-paced newsroom environment experience and offers opportunities to get engaged in specialisms such as foreign affairs correspondent, health and science reporter, business and finance writer or data journalist It builds students’ professional portfolios, launches live brief media and journalism projects and embeds students in community programmes on work experience. ... [-]

MA Wildlife Documentary Production

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

On this course, you will learn the research, scriptwriting and production skills that you will need to produce polished, professional wildlife documentaries. [+]

In Brief: Work towards a fulfilling career in an exciting field with the potential for travel Learn from respected filmmakers via a series of masterclasses Develop the creative and technical skills you will need to produce striking and informative wildlife documentaries – this is a Skillset-accredited course Based at MediaCityUK Work/industrial placement opportunity International students can apply Course Summary

On this course, you will learn the research, scriptwriting and production skills that you will need to produce polished, professional wildlife documentaries.

As well as lectures and seminars, you will attend masterclasses given by expert practitioners with links to the television industry. Plus you will take field trips to a range of animal habitats, where you will work on individual and group projects.... [-]


MSc

MSc Audio Production

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 16 months January 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

On this course, you’ll gain practical, theoretical and creative experience in sound engineering, music production, and audio technology. Based at our state-of-the-art MediaCityUK campus, you’ll explore the design, manipulation, and production of audio across many platforms using our leading-edge audio-post recording, radio, and TV studios to study a mix of sound engineering and theory modules. [+]

In Brief: Benefit from access to a range of state-of-the-art facilities at both our MediaCityUK and main campus including leading edge recording studios, audio technology suite, audio post-production suite, anechoic chamber and listening room Enjoy excellent job prospects in a growing field Tap into the expertise of world-class audio-engineering and acoustics researchers - here at Salford we have been carrying out acoustics and audio research for over 30 years, and our research department is a Centre of Excellence for BBC research Part-time study option Based at MediaCityUK International students can apply Course Summary

On this course, you’ll gain practical, theoretical and creative experience in sound engineering, music production, and audio technology.... [-]


MSc Biotechnology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course provides strong scientific training in many issues at the forefront of modern biotechnology, as well as the professional skills that you will need to work in the field. [+]

In Brief: Excellent career prospects in biotechnology and related fields Multidisciplinary course uniquely integrating molecular biology, genomics, and proteomics with both medical and green biotechnology Biotechnology is a priority growth area in the UK (particularly the North West) as well as a globally important industry Part-time study option International students can apply Course Summary

This course provides strong scientific training in many issues at the forefront of modern biotechnology, as well as the professional skills that you will need to work in the field.

Course content is well balanced across the areas of biology, biomedicine, biochemistry and molecular biology, and covers topics such as green and medical biotechnology, genomics and bioinformatics, microbiology and proteomics; you will be taught by specialists in these fields. You will also have the opportunity to study a module in Bioscience with Enterprise that has been uniquely developed to allow you to advance your business skills along with core scientific skills.... [-]


MSc Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence and Forensics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2019 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 cybersecurity, 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. [+]

In Brief: You will developpractical and real-world skills in all major areas of cyber security, cyber forensics, cyber warfare and cyber threat intelligence to fight against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) You will prepare yourself to obtain professional security certifications such as CISSP and CCFP You will be among the most employable people on the planet! Part-time study option International students can apply 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 cybersecurity, 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 cybersecurity perspective. ... [-]


MSc Data Science

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2019 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. [+]

In Brief: Study a course that is unique in the UK and has been specifically developed to meet the skills gap. Course content can be applied to very diverse fields- there are many job opportunities in this area. Gain SAS certification. Learn to tell a story from data. Become immersed in Big Data techniques and platforms, working with real-world messy data to gain experience across the data science stack. Part-time study option International students can apply 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 an 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,andan ambition for a career in data science; then this course is for you. ... [-]


MSc Digital Marketing

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

The Salford Business School MSc Digital Marketing will equip you with the latest digital and social media marketing knowledge and skills needed in today’s demanding digital global economy. [+]

In Brief: Enhance your employability with this CIM and IDM - approved and accredited course Course taught by award-winning digital marketing academics Gain industry experience via live projects, internships, and placements Part-time study option Overseas study available International students can apply Course Summary

The Salford Business School MSc Digital Marketing will equip you with the latest digital and social media marketing knowledge and skills needed in today’s demanding digital global economy.

During your time with us, you’ll examine products and services which are highly desirable to online consumers, while running real-life digital marketing campaigns by applying search and social media marketing techniques to support competitive marketing strategies.You will be taught by internationally recognized award-winning experts based in the Salford Business School Centre for Digital Marketing.... [-]


MSc Ecologies of Cities

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Urban Ecology is an emerging interdisciplinary field which seeks to understand and address crucial 21st-century issues relating to both humans and nature in built environment settings. Course content is drawn from the principles of ecological science and the complex processes occurring in continually developing urban spaces. [+]

In Brief: Equip yourself with the skill set required to take advantage of career opportunities in the UK and abroad in an emerging interdisciplinary field Benefit from the expertise and networks of academic staff from two schools within the university - the School of the Built Environment and the School of Environment and Life Sciences Flexible study options and intakes give you the opportunity to work and study at the same time or study at a time that is right for you Part-time study option International students can apply Course Summary

Urban Ecology is an emerging interdisciplinary field which seeks to understand and address crucial 21st-century issues relating to both humans and nature in built environment settings. Course content is drawn from the principles of ecological science and the complex processes occurring in continually developing urban spaces.... [-]


MSc International Human Resource Management and Development

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

This advanced level programme provides applicants with the requisite knowledge and skills to work in a broad range of HR roles in an international context. [+]

In Brief: Provides students with a broad range of HRM skills to work in an international environment Taught by subject area experts Enhance your employability by developing the skills needed to motivate, manage and reward employees International students can apply Course Summary

This advanced level programme provides applicants with the requisite knowledge and skills to work in a broad range of HR roles in an international context.

Course Structure

Modules may include:

HRM and Development in a Global Context, Comparative Employment Relations and Law, Resourcing for Higher Performance, Developing Strategic Leadership Skills and Business Innovation Project (various options including work placements and dissertation).... [-]


MSc Media Psychology

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

Learn how psychology can be used to understand the interaction of audiences with media. [+]

In Brief: Develop a unique professional profile, applying psychology to understand, develop and predict people's interaction with media This is the only dedicated postgraduate course in the UK focussing on the relationships between media and psychology from both academic and professional perspectives Based at MediaCityUK - the heart of the region's creative and digital industry Part-time study option Based at MediaCityUK International students can apply Course Summary

Learn how psychology can be used to understand the interaction of audiences with media.

During your time with us, you will explore the psychological effects of media, how media use can be researched and evaluated, and how to communicate with different audiences across different media.... [-]


MSc Petroleum and Gas Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 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. [+]

In Brief: The first course of its kind in the UK Enhances your career prospects in the oil and gas industries Gives you the opportunity to become a Chartered Engineer Part-time study option International students can apply 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.... [-]


MSc Project Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years June 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of project management. During your time with us, you’ll gain fresh insight into best practice, via access to the latest academic research and case studies. You’ll also develop new skills which will enable you to manage projects in manufacturing, service, social enterprise, charity or public organizations. [+]

In Brief: Gain the necessary skills to become a Project Management Practitioner of the PMI, the world’s leading professional association for project managers Study a degree backed by cutting-edge research to become a practitioner in this fast-growth business sector Put project management theory into real practice with an exciting Business Innovation Project Part-time study option Overseas study available Work/industrial placement opportunity International students can apply Course Summary

This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of project management. During your time with us, you’ll gain fresh insight into best practice, via access to the latest academic research and case studies. You’ll also develop new skills which will enable you to manage projects in manufacturing, service, social enterprise, charity or public organizations.... [-]


MSc Safety, Health and Environment

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Designed both as a relevant vocational qualification for those seeking health, safety and environment-related employment, as well as to meet the continuing professional development needs of personnel in industry, this course provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and occupational health, enabling students to develop the knowledge and skills relevant in modern Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) practice. [+]

In Brief: Recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as having cognate degree status The course is vocationally orientated and course content has significant input from professional practitioners, ensuring that you are prepared for professional practice Opportunities for project work with private, public and third sector organisations Part-time study option International students can apply Course Summary

Designed both as a relevant vocational qualification for those seeking health, safety and environment-related employment, as well as to meet the continuing professional development needs of personnel in industry, this course provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate study of environmental and occupational health, enabling students to develop the knowledge and skills relevant in modern Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) practice.... [-]


MSc Sustainability

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course allows you to explore the field in a variety of ways: choosing an environmental, geographical or mixed pathway and touching on contemporary themes from food security to urban planning and beyond. [+]

In Brief: Study abroad MSc with options to focus on environmental sustainability, geographies of sustainability and many more areas in the field including planning, food security and more Research-led teaching by international experts in the field of sustainability, free field trip opportunities[£25 administration fee applies] Particularly strong growth within this sector - sustainability is at the forefront of global and national debates, with employers viewing qualifications providing skill sets around this topic as highly sought after Part-time study option International students can apply Course Summary

Sustainability is a broad and interdisciplinary field involving challenges related to improving human welfare, environmental quality, resource and food security, urban planning and beyond. With cities expanding and the world’s population reaching 9.7 billion by 2050, this field is being viewed as increasingly important and career opportunities are vast.... [-]


Master

MArch Architecture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

Our contemporary Master of Architecture (MArch) programme 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 academic study; while completing your degree you will complete industry placements where you will take an active role in creating architecture and enhancing practice. [+]

In Brief: Integrated industry experience will prepare you for professional practice We're ranked 5th in the UK and 36th in the world for Architecture and Built Environment teaching (QS world ranking 2017) This course is designed to satisfy the requirements of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), providing the crucial second stage in the seven-year education of an architect International students can apply Course Summary

Our contemporary Master of Architecture (MArch) programme 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 academic study; while completing your degree you will complete industry placements where you will take an active role in creating architecture and enhancing practice.... [-]


MSc Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This programme is one of very few in the UK that it is now double accredited by both CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Chain Management) and CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) [+]

This programme is one of very few in the UK that it is now double accredited by both CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Chain Management) and CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport)

Enhance your employability and prepare for a managerial, consulting or operational role Put logistics theory into real practice with an exciting Business Innovation Project Part-time study option Overseas study available Work/industrial placement opportunity International students can apply Course Summary

This programme will encourage and challenge you to develop your knowledge and skills in global procurement, logistics and supply chain management. Our teaching team is research active and you will learn from them the up-to-date theoretical knowledge in areas such as automation and artificial intelligence. You will also look at the opportunities and challenges provided by Big Data Analytics, the Internet of Things, additive manufacturing, 3D printing, and robotics. Our expertise is supported by input from industry partners such as Jaguar Landrover, Brother International and Manchester Airport who have helped to develop the programme.... [-]


Contact

Address 43 Crescent, Salford M5 4WT, UK
M5 4WT Manchester, England, United Kingdom