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The University of Salford is home to a diverse community of more than 3,000 postgraduate students, working with internationally-renowned academics and contributing to research projects that are recognised both nationally and across the world. The university offers a wide range of taught and research programmes, including MSc, MA, MPhil, PhD, MRes, MBA and LLM qualifications.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,303 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 51%
  • Part Time 49%

Domicile

  • UK 79%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 17%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Other 45 690 735
Nursing 20 440 460
Building 75 375 450
Business & Management Studies 80 330 410
Social Work 20 385 410
Marketing 0 130 130
Law 5 120 125
Psychology 5 115 120
Medical Technology 20 95 120
Librarianship & Information Management 5 95 100
Civil Engineering 5 80 85
Communication & Media Studies 15 70 85
Biological Sciences 50 35 85
Politics 5 75 80
Accounting & Finance 0 75 75
Education 5 70 75
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 70 70
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 15 55 65
Music 10 50 60
Sports Science 0 60 60
Physiotherapy 15 40 55
Chemical Engineering 10 40 50
Social Policy 15 30 45
Mechanical Engineering 5 40 40
Computer Science 15 25 40
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 5 30 35
Materials Technology 15 15 30
Architecture 5 25 25
Creative Writing 5 20 25
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 25 0 25
Occupational Therapy 5 20 25
Chemistry 5 20 20
General Engineering 5 15 20
Art & Design 0 15 15
English 5 10 15
Geography & Environmental Science 5 10 10
Physics & Astronomy 5 0 5
Anatomy & Physiology 0 5 5
Anthropology 5 0 5
Sociology 5 0 5
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 5 5
Linguistics 5 5 5
Mathematics 5 0 5
History 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,390–8,550
Mixed 7,560–7,992
Laboratory 7,560–7,992
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • On-site accommodation is available for postgraduate students; this can be secured online via the university's accommodation partner, Campus Living Villages. Private student accommodation is also available through Manchester Student Homes, a free, university-run housing service for students.