The University of Salford embeds industry into all it does: many courses are created with industry wrapped around them and its world-leading research advances industry knowledge and insight. The university's heritage directs its future: having answered the needs of industry since 1896, its connection to industry is stronger than ever. Based just outside Manchester, it is the only university with a campus at MediaCityUK, sitting right next to neighbours such as ITV and the BBC.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city

UCAS Code: S03

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 79%
  • Postgraduate 21%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 86%
  • Part Time 14%

Where students come from

  • UK 90%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 7%

Student gender

  • Male 46%
  • Female 54%

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • The University of Salford's main library, Clifford Whitworth, is based on its Peel Park site and offers bright, fresh, technology-enabled study areas and a range of work spaces. 
  • The university's second library is located at its site at MediaCityUK. 
  • The library's resource discovery tool, Library Search, gives students access to all of the university's academic resources from a single interface, including more than 348,000 books, 33,000 e-journals and 592,000 e-books and several special collections and archives.

Student jobs

  • A dedicated team of staff source and promote part-time, vacation, placement, voluntary and graduate job opportunities, direct from employers.
  • An annual part-time jobs fair gives students the opportunity to find part-time vacancies.

Careers advice

  • Careers advice and information is available to all students and graduates for life.
  • Students are encouraged to develop their enterprise skills. Support and inspiration is available to help students and graduates turn their ideas into commercially viable businesses.
  • On-campus recruitment fairs are delivered annually between October and February.
  • Students and recent graduates can engage with a range of work experience schemes.
  • The university works in partnership with Santander to offer an SME internship programme. Students get the opportunity to work in a supervised environment with a small to medium sized enterprise (SMEs) in the Greater Manchester area. These paid internships are available across a variety of sectors with a duration of 4-10 weeks based on the needs of the employer.

Health services

  • The university's student support service, askUS, works in partnership with NHS services in the community to ensure that students get the care and support they need while studying.
  • Please refer to the university's askUS website for details.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • Students can refer themselves to the University of Salford's counselling service, which offers talking therapy in a safe, trusting, non-judgemental environment.

Disability support

  • The Disability and Learner Support team provides support and advice to both prospective and current students.
  • Please refer to the university's askUS website for details.

Other services and facilities

  • The University of Salford's student support team gives advice on student finance, accommodation, immigration and visas, and diversity and faith.

Students' Union

  • The Students' Union operates many different clubs, societies and activities. It also manages shops, study spaces, and cafés and bars on campus.
  • The Give It A Go scheme offers a range of different clubs and activities on a pay and play basis, making trying new things flexible and affordable.
  • The student-run radio station, Shock Radio, broadcasts live from the heart of the union, which also produces its own newspaper, the Salfordian, written and edited by students.


  • The university's past is rooted in the great Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, which changed the world. The original University of Salford, then called the Salford Technical Institute, was founded in 1896 to meet the demands of the thriving industries in the region at that time.

Fascinating Fact

  • The Energy House at the University of Salford is a full-size, fully-furnished, two-bed terraced house, built inside an environmental chamber – creating a climate-controlled research facility that can replicate almost any weather condition, including rain, wind and snow. It is used by researchers to improve energy use within buildings.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Ajith Dias – chair of Sri Lankan Airlines.
  • Kate Abdo – Fox Sports presenter.
  • Anwar Choudhury – former British high commissioner to Bangladesh.
  • Christopher Eccleston – actor.
  • Mike Flewitt – CEO of McLaren Automotive.
  • Peter Kay – comedian.
  • Javed Khan – CEO of Barnados.
  • Karimah Es Sabar – CEO of the Centre for Drug Research and Development in Canada.
  • B. N. Suresh (Byrana Nagappa Suresh) – aerospace scientist.
  • David Tupman – lead developer of the iPad and iPhone.


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