University of Salford

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Student Accommodation

  • University accommodation is not guaranteed.
  • Accommodation includes all utilities (gas, water, electricity), contents insurance, on-site staff, 24/7 security, and use of all on-site facilities – which can include a gym, launderette, cinema and outside sporting areas. There is also free high-speed Wi-Fi and a term-time bus to MediaCityUK.
  • Accommodation is available for couples and students with additional requirements, including adaptive accommodation for students with disabilities.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £3,906 to £6,247 per year

Student Life

  • City Population: 514,000
  • Student Population: 50,000
  • With Manchester on the doorstep and MediaCityUK just a stone’s throw away, the University of Salford is a great place to be a student. Manchester is one of the UK’s most cosmopolitan cities and boasts one of the largest student populations in Europe.
  • The campus is situated just minutes away from Manchester city centre so students are close to enjoying everything the city has to offer.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Manchester is famous for its music scene and the lively, energetic buzz shows no sign of abating. The Warehouse Project attracts clubbers from all over the world, and Manchester Arena is a top venue for international megastars. The city still retains its individuality, though; the bars and clubs of the Northern Quarter host bands and DJs with a niche following, and many a comedy act has cut their teeth in the Frog and Bucket on Oldham Street.
  • Manchester boasts many excellent art galleries, museums and theatres, including the Whitworth Art Gallery, and multi-art form centre, HOME. With its rich literary legacy, Manchester is also home to some of the best libraries, including Manchester Central Library and Cheetham’s, the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.
  • Premier League powerhouses Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs are based in the city.
  • Extensive sporting facilities include the National Cycling Centre and Manchester Aquatics Centre.


  • Manchester has an enviable public transport system being well served by bus, train and tram.
  • Cycling is a realistic option.
  • Road and rail links are good. Manchester is 184 miles from London, and trains take two hours ten minutes. National Express coaches travel to many destinations.
  • Manchester International Airport is ten miles south of the city and has a full range of international  and domestic flights. The airport is easily reached by rail or bus.