University of Salford, England

Greater Manchester

The University of Salford is the only UK university with a campus at MediaCityUK, with industry-leading facilities for students of broadcast media, film, animation and journalism and some postgraduate courses in business and law. The University’s campus at MediaCityUK poses a clear advantage for students.

The location, state-of-the-art facilities and its focus on industrial partnerships give its 1,500 students exceptional opportunities, placing them in prime position for digital and media careers. Some of these opportunities are:

  • Over 30 undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught at MediaCityUK
  • The University’s production suites, studios and digital infrastructure have been informed and specified by industry and future proofed for emerging creative technologies.
  • The University’s close partnerships with major businesses such as BT and Adobe will inform the development of its courses and research projects – keeping its focus constantly up to date with the real world.
  • The University’s aim is to have its students working on live briefs (assigned by its business partners) on all MediaCityUK courses. These will be used as a key aspect of the University’s teaching and preparing its students to be professionals.

Besides its new campus at MediaCityUK, the University of Salford continues to establish its global presence at its main campus in Salford – just 2km from Manchester city centre, and 1.6 miles from MediaCityUK.

A world-leading School of the Built Environment

Studying at the University of Salford’s School of the Built Environment gives you the skills to shape the world around you. From designing and constructing houses, to building and repairing bridges, airports and roads, the industry provides many technical and design challenges. The School of Built Environment is a community of scholars working across the globe with professionals and organisations committed to making a difference to the sector. It is ranked 46th in the world and 6th in the UK for Architecture and the Built Environment by the QS World University Ranking 2016. In addition, over half of its research was deemed ‘excellent’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in REF 2014.

The built environment industry is one of the largest in the UK and globally, meaning career opportunities are wide and varied.

Be a future leader through Salford Business School

By undertaking a course with Salford Business School, you will be part of an internationally recognised, industry accredited community, where your professional development will be given full priority to bring you closer to achieving your career aspirations. All of the courses in Salford Business School are focuses on employability, so you will have the opportunity to apply your skills to the workplace, with a range of options including one year-placements, short term paid and unpaid placements and international work placements. You also get to study amongst the professionals because all of Salford Business School’s postgraduate courses are taught at MediaCityUK, where you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s most exciting, cutting edge digital and media organisations. Salford Business School’s graduates go on to build impressive careers at high level positions in prestigious companies such as BMW, PricewaterhouseCoopers, American Express, The Bank of New York and Citibank. After you graduate, you’ll automatically become part of the Salford Business School Alumni Network, which provides many benefits and services to support your career.

School of Arts and Media at MediaCityUK – an international hub for technology, innovation and creativity

The School of Arts and Media is one of the largest institutions for arts and media education in the UK, with strong links to the creative industry. You will have the opportunity to showcase your work to industry employers at professional events and venues such as the Lowry Theatre, London’s Graduate Fashion Week, and our own Create Salford festival. If you choose to study broadcast media, film, animation or journalism, you will work alongside world-class broadcasters such as the BBC and ITV at our MediaCityUK Campus. You will have access to University of Salford’s industry-standard equipment, including TV and radio studios, virtual 3D sets and green screen systems. Past students have had placements at fashion design houses such as Vera Wang and Burberry, as well as publishing houses and the BBC. Politics students will have the chance to work with an MP at the House of Commons under the Westminster Parliamentary Placement scheme.

Source: University of Salford’s official website and international prospectus


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