• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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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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    4.08 / 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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    61.2 / 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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    73.1 / 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
  • Once at the centre of the Industrial Revolution, the University of Salford 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.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements vary according to the course.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

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.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Many courses offer live briefs, internships and placements.
  • Flexible learning options include part-time, day release and distance learning study.
  • The university actively promotes Erasmus exchange opportunities, available to students on eligible programmes.
  • Accelerated degree courses enable students to complete their studies in 2 rather than 3 years: these include Honours degrees in Architectural Design & Technology, Building Surveying, Construction Project Management, Quantity Surveying, and Property and Real Estate.
  • The university offers a number of foundation year courses, including an international foundation year.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Student Services and Facilities

  • askUS is the centre for student advice and support, covering issues such as finances, visas, wellbeing and disability. 
  • The main library opens 24/7 and subject-specific academic librarians are available for each school.
  • The English Language Centre provides high-quality, fully-accredited and internationally-recognised qualifications for people whose first language is not English.

Disability Services

  • 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.

Students' Union

  • The Students’ Union operates over 120 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.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • 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 Guidance

  • 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 1 week to 3 months.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 77%
  • Postgraduate 23%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 85%
  • Part Time 15%

Where students come from

  • UK 84%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 11%

Student gender

  • Male 47%
  • Female 53%


  • 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.

Notable Alumni

  • Ajith Dias – Chairman, Sri Lankan Airlines.
  • Kate Abdo – Sky Sports news 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.

Further Details

Address University of Salford
43 Crescent
Greater Manchester
M5 4WT
UCAS Code S03