University of Salford

University of Salford

University of Salford

University of Salford

About University of Salford

University of Salford, is a public university located in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, 1 mile west of Manchester City Center.

It attracts thousands of students from around the world every year, and is located on the banks of the Irwell River in 160 acres (65 hectares) of parkland.

University of Salford is one of the largest employers in the area, and makes an important contribution to the local economy.

Salford was one of the first universities to offer a 'sandwich' degree, a year-long job placement, and with its strong links to various industries, many students can secure internships, placements, and live work briefs.

Students may choose from courses that include Media Make-Up Artistry, Technical Theatre, Biomedical Science, and Documentary Production of Wildlife.

MediaCity students have the opportunity to work with the BBC in a working studio environment and six national departments, as well as companies like Adobe and BAE Systems.

Salford's courses remain industry relevant and its graduates meet employers' needs in a competitive job market. Graduates have found successful work in companies like the BBC, Apple, Vogue, Rolls Royce and IBM.


The university campus is spread over three sites: Peel Park, MediaCityUK and Frederick Road.

The main campus of Peel Park is less than 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Manchester city center on the banks of the River Irwell, adjacent to Peel Park, possibly the world's first public park, which opened on 22 August 1846.

The university has a great deal of presence in MediaCityUK, a development along the Manchester Ship Canal, in addition to the main Peel Park campus.

Salford is the only university with a MediaCityUK foundation.

The University Of Frederick Road provides health and social care courses.

Facilities in Campus

  • library - 24/7, 
  • wind tunnels,
  •  flight simulators 
  • specialist labs
  • Autonomous and Automated Vehicle Technology Laboratory £3 million Bodmer Laboratory
  • acting studios, 
  • voice acting studios, 
  • six professional music recording studios, 
  • professional photography studios, 
  • open plan architecture studio
  •  radiography centre, 
  • healthcare simulation suite, 
  • world-class human performance laboratory 
  • fitness rooms, 
  • 25 metre swimming pool multi-use 
  • health club 
  • Adelphi Building, 
  • Patient Simulation suite, 
  • Aerodynamics Laboratory 
  • Peel Park Quarter student accommodation complex.

Location Specialities 

Salford University is located in the northern area of England in the city center of Manchester.

Manchester is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the United Kingdom and has one of Europe's largest student populations.

Manchester has one of Europe's largest groups of students.

The center of Manchester is easily accessible from the university campus with a variety of theaters, museums, shops, bars, clubs and restaurants.

Most university buildings are located alongside the Peel Campus at Salford Crescent. On the campus of Peel Park is located the Salford Museum and the Arts Gallery, reported to be the first public library in England to be free of charge.

Good transportation connections make it easy to reach the city. It's easy and quick to explore the rest of Britain and to visit cities such as Leeds, Liverpool and London with a train station located right on campus.

Main attractions in Salford

Imperial War Museum

Guided tour of the underground shelters and what impact it had on people lives living through the war.

Jump Nation

Huge trampoline park with a cafe.

Trafford Centre

Shopping centre to over 200 shops, food court and a cinema.


The university offers housing facilities to students in two housing villages, the Peel Park Quarter and the John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts.

Student Hut has voted Peel Park Quarter the second-best student accommodation in the UK.

Students of the first year can choose between Peel Park Quarter and John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts.

The Peel Park Quarter is a luxury £81 million development located directly on the campus of Salford University.

Eddie Colman and John Lester Courts are located near Frederick Road, and MediaCityUK is easily accessible.


  • 111th in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 91st in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • 80th in League Table Ranking 2020

Teaching Quality

Salford provides outstanding teaching quality for students across its range of subjects with over 2500 staff catering for students' needs.

Academic staffs  are experts in their areas, and many are actively committed to the industry to constantly update and educate.

Student Teacher Ratio ( Number of students per staff)


Academic Divisions

  • School of Arts and Media

    • Dean of School: Professor Allan Walker

    • General enquiries: +44 (0)161 295 6216

  • School of Science, Engineering and Environment

    • Dean of School: Professor Sheila Pankhurst

    • General enquiries: +44 (0)161 295 4656

  • School of Health and Society

    • Dean of School: Professor Margaret Rowe

    • General enquiries: +44 (0)161 295 6543

  • Salford Business School

    • Dean of School: Dr Janice Allan

    • General enquiries: +44 (0)161 295 2222

  • Salford Languages

The University’s English Language and Modern Foreign Languages teaching Centre.      

 Why University of Salford

  • WORLDWIDE ACCREDITED COURSES - Many courses at the University of Salford have received professional accreditations to recognize the high standard of postgraduate and graduate education available.

  • Near to MANCHESTER - Salford is right next to Manchester, named the best city in the UK to live in for two consecutive years!

  • Cost of living- Living in Salford or Manchester is cheaper than London

How to Reach? Or Travel

  • There is a free bus service between the university's Peel Park and MediaCityUK sites during term-time.

  • Manchester has an enviable public transport system being well served by bus, train and tram.

  • Road and rail links are good. Manchester is 184 miles from London, and trains take 2 hours 10 minutes. National Express coaches travel to many destinations. Salford Crescent railway station is adjacent to the campus, and high frequency bus services operate to Manchester, Salford and Bolton and Liverpool.

  • Manchester International Airport is 10 miles south of the city and has a full range of international  and domestic flights. The airport is easily reached by rail or bus.

Famous Aluminis

  • Michael Atchia (Former Programme Director of the United Nations Environment Programme), 

  • Mohammed Rahif Hakmi (Chairman of Armada Group),

  •  Richard James Tice (Businessman and Politician), 

  • Robert Swire (Former Chief Physiotherapist for Manchester United)

  • Alok Sharma (Politician).

  • Sir Ben Kingsley (Actor)

  • Jason Manford (Comedian)

  • Johnny Marr (The Smiths)

  • Andres James Bond (Former Chief Executive of Asda)

  • LS Lowry (Painter)

English Language Requirements:


  • IELTS – 6.0 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5
  • TOEFL – 79 overall and a minimum of 17 in Reading and Speaking, 18 in Writing and 20 in Speaking
  • PTE – 53 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components.


  • IELTS – 6.5 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5
  • TOEFL – 88 overall and a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
  • PTE – 60 overall and a minimum of 53 in all components.

The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.

For more Details on Entry Requirements, Click HERE.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

£ 12,440
£ 13,860

Costs per year

Overall cost of living
£ 9,530
Campus accommodation
£ 3,650
Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

Average Cost Per Year

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

Undergraduate : £ 12,440

Postgraduate : £ 13,860

Costs per year

Overall cost of living : £ 9,530

Campus accommodation : £ 3,650

* Please note that fees may vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

English score required

Minimum IELTS Score

IELTS Undergraduate : 6.0

IELTS Postgraduate : 6.5

Minimum TOEFL Score

TOEFL Undergraduate : 79

TOEFL Postgraduate : 88

Minimum PTE Score

PTE Undergraduate : 53

PTE Postgraduate : 60

* Please note that minimum score required for English language may vary from course to couse.Always check exact requirement for the programme.

University Contact Details


Maxwell Building, 43 Crescent, Salford, M5 4WT, UK



+44 (0)161 295 4545

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