Founded in 1896, the university has a rich history of innovation in the community and economy. Salford University is home to 20,000 students, including 3,000 international students who have joined Salford to create a cosmopolitan atmosphere where students can learn and socialise with peers from around the world.
The university campus is situated in the heart of Salford, surrounded by green parkland and just 3km from Manchester city centre in the north west of England. Salford University is two hours from London and located near one of the UKs largest international airports.
Salford is a research driven institution, using innovation and creativity to find solutions to 'real-world' problems. In the latest UK Government Research Assessment Exercise, 83% of the research at Salford was rated as 'internationally recognised', placing Salford firmly in the top third of research universities in the UK.
The university is in the middle of an exciting phase of development, helping to create a modern, vibrant and sustainable campus. As part of this investment, Salford is building new accommodation for over 2,000 students in addition to new facilities that will feature the latest technology and new spaces for teaching.
All of Salford's brand new buildings contain state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture theatres and study areas as well as the very best in teaching and learning equipment.
Meanwhile, Salford is at the heart of a £650m regeneration scheme at MediaCityUK, giving Salford students the opportunity to work and study alongside institutions such as the BBC and ITV. Salford is at the forefront of this transformation, leading the way in areas such as health, energy, media and the built environment.
Salford's teaching staff are experts in their fields and approach their subject areas in innovative ways – often collaborating with employers or professional bodies to give the best possible start to students' careers.
Students will be taught in a variety of ways from lectures and seminars to field trips and laboratory lessons. Many of the courses include the opportunity to undertake professional placements and to study or work abroad, providing experience that is highly sought after by employers both in the UK and internationally. Salford teaching is highly regarded by industry, and many of the courses have been accredited by external professional bodies such as; the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and the Royal Aeronautical Society.
The University of Salford works directly with employers to develop professional experience and employment opportunities for all Salford students. Over three quarters of the courses at Salford give students the opportunity to go on work or study exchange placements, while the university's links with over 200 voluntary organisations provide students with a wide range of volunteering opportunities.
Salford's Careers & Employability service provides workshops, mentoring, advice and information to help students develop their employability. Whether students want to secure employment in the UK, their home nation or abroad, Salford can help them to realise their career and life goals.
Supporting International Students in the UK
The university has a strong tradition of welcoming international students to Salford and offers a bespoke support to help all students make the most of their time with the university. Salford's dedicated team are on hand to offer assistance with a host of matters including academic support, family support, finance, housing and employment. Salford is also part of Manchester's international society where students can meet other students who have travelled from across the world to study in the city. In fact, as a welcome gift, the University will even pay for students' registration to the Society to help them settle in and make new friends.