University Guide

University of Salford

The University of Salford is in the city of Salford, Greater Manchester and has origins in 1896 when the Royal Technical Institute opened up. A thriving institution It attracts around 20,000 students each year.

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University of Salford

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Salford.

  • Rankings

    The University of Salford ranks in the top 1000 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2021.

  • Employability

    The University of Salford works with businesses and organisations in a variety of sectors to aid students in getting a job. They help arrange internships, guest speakers and workshops too.

  • Fees

    Students from the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man who study a full time undergraduate degree currently pay £9250 for their first year and further figures are currently up for review. EU students joining in 2020 will pay £9250 and from 2021 EU students will pay the international fee which differ by course.

  • Bursaries

    The University of Salford has three support schemes in place: the Inspire Support Scheme, worth £150 to £500; the Care Leaver’s Bursary, worth £1000; and the Unite Foundation Scholarship Scheme. Other bursaries include the Estranged Students’ Bursary, the Student Carer Bursary and the Donor funded scholarships and bursaries. More information can be found here.


First year students can apply to either Campus Living Village: Peel Park (voted the second best hall of residence in the UK by Student Hut) and John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts. Specific rooms and viewing availability can be found here.

Students' Union

The Students’ Union offers 42 societies. Also on offer are 29 sports clubs and three campus leagues which can be found here.

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University of Salford Students' Union
University of Salford Students' Union

Famous for

Notable Alumni include Alok Sharma, Trudy Harrison and Jason Manford.


The University recently announced its latest fun scheme to make transport green: e-scooters! 300 of them will be ‘deployed’ with ‘pavement detection technology’ to create socially distanced affordable transport!

AFS says

“Manchester is pretty perfect; just imagine a smaller London, with a slightly edgy and hipster vibe minus the traffic and bank-breaking prices. It almost feels like it’s made for students, and no matter what your passion in life is, be it sports, arts, food or just plain partying, Manchester has it all".

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