University of Salford

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Manchester
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    10,000

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    15,200

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The University of Salford is a public research university located in Salford, England, approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Manchester city centre. Its origins come from the Royal Technical Institute, Salford which was opened in 1896. This later became a College of Advanced Technology in 1956 and gained university status, following the Robbins Report into higher education, becoming the University of Salford in 1967. It has around 20,000 students and is situated in 60 acres (240,000 m2) of parkland on the banks of the River Irwell. The university's origins can be traced to 1896 with the opening of the Royal Technical Institute, Salford, a merger of Salford Working Men's College founded in 1858 and Pendleton Mechanics' Institute founded in 1850. The Royal Technical Institute, Salford, received royal letters, after the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary) officiated at its opening ceremony, an event commemorated in the university's Redbrick Peel Building and which allowed 'Royal' to be appended to name of the institute. At the start of the 20th century, mechanical engineering, chemical works, textiles and construction dominated the industrial scene in Salford. This heavily influenced the choice of subjects offered in the nine departments initially opened. These were Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Building, Dyeing, Spinning & Weaving, Domestic, and Art. Some 1,240 students registered for the first session in these departments. There were originally 19 members of staff. In 1921 the Institute was renamed the Royal Technical College, Salford. In 1958 the institution split into two organisations, one remaining as the Royal Technical College, and a break away college, the Peel Park Technical College which changed its name first in 1961 to the Salford Technical College, before becoming the Salford College of Technology in 1970, and finally the University College Salford in 1992. The Royal College of Advanced Technology, became the University of Salford on 10 February 1967 when Her Majesty The Queen handed over the institution's Royal Charter. The first Vice-Chancellor was Clifford Whitworth, after whom the university's main library is named. The first chancellor was HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who remained the university's chancellor until 1991. Prince Philip took a keen interest in the university whilst in office which has continued since and he visited the university's award winning acoustics laboratories in 2008. Aerial photograph of the campus in 2011, with proposed new buildings added digitally. In 1996, the break-away University College Salford merged with the University of Salford to form a single institution.[citation needed] In 2012, the University of Salford announced a partnership with the UK's biggest arms company, (BAE Systems), and four other North-Western universities (Liverpool, Manchester, UCLAN and Lancaster) in order to work on the Gamma Programme which aims to develop "autonomous systems". According to the University of Liverpool, "autonomous systems are technology based solutions that replace humans in tasks that are mundane, dangerous and dirty, or detailed and precise, across sectors, including aerospace, nuclear, automotive and petrochemicals". As has been pointed out by Campaign Against the Arms Trade, military drones come under this definition of autonomous systems, which the University of Liverpool calls "a new and emerging sector".

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MSc Accounting and Finance
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Duration: 12 Months
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The aim of this course is to provide you with the advanced level skills and knowledge required by personnel in Accounting, Finance, and Corporate Financial Industry sectors. You will gain valuable insight into accounting processes, both from in-business and external reporting perspectives. You will also learn about the relevance of accountancy to company valuation, and gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of financial management.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £11,995
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MSc Acoustics
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Why study MSc Acoustics at the University of Salford? 1. The MSc teaching team has strength and breadth and extensive research and consultancy experience 2. The Acoustics Research Centre – part of an RAE submission which rated highest for research power 3. We work closely with industry keeping our teaching up to date, addressing the current needs of industry and improving your employability. This course is accredited by the Institute of Acoustics which provides external validation of the course quality. The MSc Acoustics course offers two pathways specialising in either Audio Acoustics or Environmental Acoustics. Audio Acoustics Pathway The generation, manipulation and reproduction of high quality audio signals are core elements of the rapidly expanding communication, entertainment and sound engineering industry. This pathway trains graduates in the acoustic aspects of audio such as digital signal processing, sound reproduction, microphone and loudspeaker design, and architectural acoustics. Environmental Acoustics Pathway This pathway is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to work in environmental acoustics, whether in consultancy, local/ central government or in research. We also aim to provide employers with a supply of suitably qualified graduates, and to offer opportunities for Continual Professional Development / in-service.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £13,050
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MSc Advanced Computer Science
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Duration: 12|24 Months
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This course offers you the opportunity to study advanced aspects of Computer Science within a research-based environment. The school is home to research centres in "Informatics" and "Autonomous Systems and Robotics". The course provides dedicated modules that will showcase each of these research areas and provide you with an overview of the research themes within each area, along with detailed knowledge of a selected theme. You will have the opportunity to work alongside highly-rated research staff, use the School's world-leading visualisation laboratories and to develop some advanced programming skills.

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MSc Advanced Control Systems
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The overall objective of this course is to add value to your first degree and previous relevant experience by developing a focused, integrated and critically aware understanding of underlying theory and current policy and practice in the field of control systems engineering. The course is control systems focused, with the emphasis on control systems theory together with a range of control applications including industrial control (SCADA), intelligent control, flight control and robotic control. The control systems approach provides continuity in learning throughout the one year of study.

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MSc Advanced Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies
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This course will enable you to: Gain an advanced expertise in Counselling & Psychotherapy Become a practitioner who is capable of working effectively with a wide range of clients, together with a range of psychological problems of varying degrees of severity Become a practitioner who is capable of making autonomous professional decisions in complex circumstances Become a practitioner who has a critical understanding of the theoretical knowledge which underpins practice and has the ability to critically appraise research evidence .

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £13,300
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MSc Advanced Physiotherapy
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If you’re a physiotherapist looking to bring your clinical and critical-reasoning skills up to an advanced level, you should strongly consider taking this course. What you learn will have broad application in patient-management, and will enable you to thoroughly evaluate your professional practice. You also have the option of taking individual modules from the course, many of which are relevant to health professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. Some of these modules can also be mapped into our other courses.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £13,050
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MSc Aerospace Engineering
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The aerospace industry is at the forefront of modern engineering and manufacturing technology and there is an expanding need for highly skilled chartered Aerospace Engineers. If you are looking to pursue a career in aerospace engineering this course will enable you to apply your skills and knowledge of engineering devices and associated components used in the production of civil and military aircraft, spacecraft and weapons systems. This module has been accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. On graduation you be able to work towards Chartered Aerospace Engineer status which is an independent verification of your skills and demonstrates to your colleagues and employers your commitment and credentials as an engineering professional.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £13,050
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MSc Analytical Bioscience and Drug Design
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Analytical bioscience - the investigation of biomolecules as exploitable biomarkers - is a growing field, driven by improving analytical methods with increasing sensitivity. Following completion of the Human Genome Project, the pharmaceutical industry is preparing for a revolution in cancer and inherited disorder therapies. This course is training a new generation of bioscientists to meet challenges at the interface between biology and chemistry, and to apply pharmaceutical and analytical knowledge directly to improve quality of life. This course is designed to enable you to gain a systematic knowledge, critical awareness of current problems and new insights regarding the analysis of biomolecules. There is particular reference to drug design and discovery, along with a comprehensive and critical understanding of applied techniques and their current application in research in the field of biomolecule analysis and drug design.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £13,050
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MSc Applied Psychology (Therapies)
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This course will equip you with a valuable professional insight into topics including the causes of addiction and how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other evidence based psychotherapies can be used to help address stress, depression,chronic pain and other related disorders. You'll find the course particularly relevant if you are working in the NHS or healthcare independent sector, including addiction clinics, and want to develop your knowledge and understanding of psychological therapy beyond the basic level offered in some professional qualification courses. For further information, take a look at our Psychology blog.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £13,050
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MA Art and Design: Communication Design
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On this course, you will tackle issues central to contemporary design practice – such as design authorship and social engagement – through a process of analysis, experimentation and the implementation of creative ideas. During your time with us, you will be encouraged to engage creatively with contemporary visual communication issues. The course places an emphasis on problem setting rather than problem solving, through the development of self-initiated projects and briefs.

Type: MA(Full-Time) Tuition: £11,310
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