University of Salford

The University of Salford arose out of the Industrial Revolution and the demand for new technical skills; it is now at the heart of 21st century creativity and learning. Staying true to the rich industrial heritage of Salford, its practical courses are designed to equip students for the challenges of the working world.


In or close to the centre of a town

UCAS Code: S03

League Table Scores

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.07 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.54 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.33 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    70.5 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the university.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    69.6 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the university.

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    81.5 / 100.0

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Bronze is awarded to institutions that deliver teaching, learning and outcomes for their students that meet "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 77%
  • Postgraduate 23%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 85%
  • Part Time 15%

Where students come from

  • UK 89%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 7%

Student gender

  • Male 44%
  • Female 56%

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities


  • 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, lasting from one week to three months.

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 services

  • 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 – Chairman, 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.


University of Salford, 43 Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester , M5 4WT