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The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with the main riverside site, Peel Park, within walking distance of Manchester.

More than 4,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects.

There are seven academic schools at the University of Salford:

  • School of Arts and Media
  • School of the Built Environment
  • School of Computing, Science & Engineering
  • School of Environment & Life Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences
  • Salford Business School

Each academic school boasts industry-standard facilities. These include practice clinics for healthcare students, art and design studios, fully virtual 3D sets for media students, and a 350-seat theatre.

The main university site at Peel Park is home to many of the lecture theatres, study facilities and the Students’ Union, as well as the Schools of Arts and Media, Built Environment, Computer Sciences and Engineering, Environment and Life Sciences, and Salford Business School. The Frederick Road site is home to the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences. Journalism and Media students study at the university’s MediaCityUK site, sitting amongst creative organisations including the BBC and ITV.

Students say:

"It has been very fun so far and I have enjoyed meeting new people and experiencing Manchester as a city. the course is well structured and I feel I am settling in well because of this."

“I feel included, accepted and respected at the university."

"It has been wonderful and highly academically rewarding. I would encourage all others to come here."

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About the University of Salford

Once at the centre of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, the University of Salford is now at the heart of 21st century creativity and learning. Its up-to-the-minute, practical courses equip students for the challenges of the working world. So whatever their future holds, students can feel safe in the University’s hands.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2016

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2016

This University

42% Part Time
58% Full Time

All universities (avg)

37% Part Time
63% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2016


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2016

14,735 Undergraduate
4,015 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2016


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