International partnerships

International partnerships

We have forged links with organisations across the world, working with international experts and institutions to develop partnerships that enrich life, study and research opportunities for students and academics. 

We have built a strong portfolio of mutual partnerships with universities and institutions including British University of Bahrain, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Robert Kennedy College and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

We always welcome discussions with potential new partners. We are passionate about delivering internationalisation that provides a real step change for the institutions we work with and their wider communities. 

Our services

We work with you through the lifecycle of our partnership. Our services include:

End-to-end management of the partnership process, including ongoing support beyond the launch phase.

A dedicated point of contact for communication between academics and our professional services divisions. 

Relationship management with colleagues who work across the services we offer, including the library, legal services, quality and enhancement office, finance, school operations, marketing, student administration, admissions, analysis and customer services.

Support through our Collaborative Provision Policy and Procedure.

Ongoing international policy updates, plus training and development on UK quality assurances.

Who we work with

We have many long-standing collaborative and academic partners all over the world. Our current partners include:

Select country

Australia

International exchanges are available at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Bahrain

British University of Bahrain

Since 2018, we have held a franchise agreement with the British University of Bahrain for the delivery of undergraduate courses. The courses include a built-in foundation year that allows students to have their degree attested by the Higher Education Council in Bahrain. The courses have an option for students to transfer their studies to the UK at the end of their foundation year. Please visit the British University of Bahrain's website for a list of available courses and start dates. 

Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance

Since 2015, we have held a progression agreement with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance that allows students who have completed the foundation year programme to apply to study year one of the following courses here.

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

BSc (Hons) Business and Economics

BSc (Hons) Business and Financial Management

BSc (Hons) Business and Management

BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Law

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Sport

BSc (Hons) International Business

BSc (Hons) International Events Management

BSc (Hons) Marketing

LLB (Hons) Corporate Law

LLB (Hons) Law

LLB (Hons) Law (Media and Digital Industries)

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

LLB (Hons) Law with Management

Canada

International exchanges are available available at

Humber College

Thomson Rivers University

The University of Montreal

China

Zhejiang Fashion Institute of Technology

Zhejiang Fashion Institute of Technology have a progression agreement in place allowing students who have completed a DipHE Fashion Design or DipHE Fashion Communication to apply to study on year two or year three of BA (Hons) Fashion Image and Styling or year three on BA (Hons) Fashion Design. There is also an international exchange opportunity available.

Luxun Academy of Fine Arts

Since 2018, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts have had a progression agreement in place allowing students who have completed three years of study on BA (Hons) Digital Media Art to apply for a one-year top-up on BA (Hons) Digital Media Arts.

Tianjin Chengjian University

Since 2017, Tianjin Chengjian University have had a progression agreement in place allowing students who have completed the first academic year of master’s study to apply for:

MSc Construction Management

MSc BIM and Digital Built Environments

MSc Project Management in Construction

MSc Quantity Surveying

MSc Construction Law and Practice

Chang’An University

Since 2017, Chang’An University have had a progression agreement in place allowing students who have completed the first academic year of master’s study to apply for:

MSc Construction Management

MSc BIM and Digital Built Environments

MSc Project Management in Construction

MSc Quantity Surveying

MSc Construction Law and Practice

Hangzhou Wangxiang Polytechnic University

Since 2018, Hangzhou Wangxiang Polytechnic University have had a progression agreement in place allowing students who have completed the diploma in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment to apply for the second year of study on BSc (Hons) Environmental Management.

Finland

Tampere University of Applied Science

Tampere University of Applied Sciences are an Erasmus Partner. Since 2017, they have also had a dual award agreement that allows students who have completed BSc (Hons) International Business or BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management to return to Tampere after they have graduated from the University of Salford to study additional modules that also allow them to graduate from Tampere. To be eligible, students must have undertaken an accredited study abroad year with Tampere and also have the required number of ECTS credits.

France

École Supérieure des Technologies Industrielle Avancées

The University and École Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées (ESTIA) have maintained a partnership since 1987 when Salford was chosen as the site of the UK’s National Advanced Robotics Research Centre. Today, the partnership has developed on the basis of a collaborative approach to both teaching and research; offering a unique opportunity for postgraduate students with an interest in engineering to learn from experts at two leading institutions in the areas of robotics, automation and systems engineering.

The partnership is open to all ESTIA students who are interested in pursuing either MSc Robotics and Automation and MSc Robotics and Embedded Systems following their first Master’s at ESTIA (Master’s 1).

To find out more about the partnership, and how to apply for one of the split-site courses on offer, please contact Amélie Hacala, Admissions Officer via email: a.hacala@estia.fr.

Institute Polytechnique des Sciences Avancées 

Since 2016, Institute Polytechnique des Sciences Avancees have offered a dual award where students from Institute Polytechnique des Sciences Avancees who have completed three years of their diploma d’ingenieur can apply to study MSc/PgDip/PgCert Autonomous Systems or MSc/PgDip/PgCert Aerospace Engineering. Students who have completed four years of their diploma d’ingenieur can apply to study MSc Autonomous Systems or MSc Aerospace Engineering.

École Supérieure d’Informatique, Electronique, Automatique

Since 2018, École Supérieure d’Informatique, Electronique, Automatique have offered a dual award where students who have completed a minimum of four years of the diploma d’ingenieur can apply to study MSc/PgCert Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence and Forensics or MSc/PgCert Data Science.

Ghana

Pentecost University College

Since 2018, Pentecost University College have had a franchise agreement in place to deliver MSc courses awarded by us. The courses have September and March start dates and are listed on the Pentecost University College website.

Hong Kong

International exchanges are available at City University Hong Kong. 

Ireland

Digital Marketing Institute

Since 2017, the Digital Marketing Institute have had a franchise agreement in place to deliver MSc Digital Marketing over a number of intakes.

Malaysia

Sentral College

Since 2015, Sentral College have had a franchise agreement in place to deliver BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance, BSc (Hons) Business and Management and BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology (recently changed to BSc (Hons) Digital Business) in September and January. This is delivered at Sentral College.

Taylor’s College

Since 2016, Taylor’s College have had a progression agreement in place to allow students who have completed year one modules of BSc Quantity Surveying at Taylor’s College to apply for entry onto year two of BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying here. If students have completed year two modules of BSc Quantity Surveying at Taylor’s University, they can apply to enter into year three of BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying here.

UNITAR International University

Since 2015, UNITAR International University have had a progression agreement in place allowing students who have completed year one of Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) and Bachelor of Management (Hons) at UNITAR International University to apply for entry onto year two of BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance and BSc (Hons) Business and Management here.

Mauritius

Rushmore Business School

Since 2015, Rushmore Business School have had an agreement in place for off-campus delivery of MSc Project Management in Construction. This programme is taught by our academics using Rushmore Business School’s facilities.

Mexico

International exchanges are available at Universidad Iberoamericana.

South Korea

International exchanges are available at Sogang University. 

Sri Lanka

Colombo School of Construction and Technology

Since 2011, Columbo School of Construction and Technology have had a franchise agreement in place to deliver BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management. Since 2013, they have also had an agreement for off-campus delivery of MSc Quantity Surveying and MSc Project Management in Construction. This programme is taught by our academics using the facilities at Columbo School of Construction and Technology.

Colombo International Nautical Engineering College

Since 2017, Columbo International Nautical Engineering College have had a franchise agreement in place to deliver MSc Structural Engineering Analysis and Design, and MSc Robotics and Automation. These courses have September start dates.

Imperial Institute of Higher Education

Since 2014, Imperial Institute of Higher Education have had a franchise agreement in place to deliver the following courses in both September and January. These courses are delivered at Imperial Institute of Higher Education.

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

BSc (Hons) Business and Management

BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology (now called BSc (Hons) Digital Business)

BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management

Institute of Personnel and Management

Since 2016, Institute of Personnel and Management have had a franchise agreement in place to deliver the BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management and MSc Human Resource Management and Development courses in September and January. These courses are delivered at Institute of Personnel and Management.

Switzerland

Robert Kennedy College

Since 2009, Robert Kennedy College have had a franchise agreement in place to deliver a range of MSc courses with start dates in September, November, January, March, June and July. These courses are delivered online and are available to applicants from around the world. The courses are listed on Robert Kennedy College's website.

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

European University of Lefke

Since 2018, European University of Lefke have had a progression agreement in place allowing students who have completed year three of studies in BSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering at European University of Lefke with 60% or above, to apply for the final year of study on BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering here.

USA

International exchanges are available at:

Coe College

Columbia College Chicago

Middle Tennessee State

Point Park University

Virginia Military Institute

Wayne State University

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Since 2017, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University have had a dual award agreement in place to deliver MSc/PgDip Aerospace Engineering. International applicants to this course are required to complete the PgDip here before they enrol onto the full MSc programme.

Vietnam

London College for Design and Fashion

Since 2018, London College for Design and Fashion have had a progression agreement in place allowing students who have completed a BTEC HND in Fashion and Textiles or HND in Graphic Design at London College for Design and Fashion to apply for entry onto year three of BA (Hons) Fashion Design or BA (Hons) Graphic Design here.

Visit us

If you would like to visit us to discuss opportunities for collaboration, please fill in our visitor request form. This should be completed at least 21 days before the date of your proposed visit. This enables us to ensure that you will receive the maximum benefit during your time here. 

Speak to our team

If you have a general enquiry, please email academic-partnerships@salford.ac.uk or call +44 (0)161 295 4642. Alternatively, please contact the relevant team member, who will be happy to assist you.

Our team

Head of International Partnerships

Lily Rumsey  

Senior International Projects Officer

Lindsay Boden

+44 (0)161 295 6708

l.m.boden@salford.ac.uk

International Partnerships Officers

Hil Yin Man

+44 (0)161 295 2604

h.y.man@salford.ac.uk 

Dr. Ian D.Bennett

+44 (0)161 295 4642

i.d.bennett1@salford.ac.uk

International Partnerships and Mobility Officer

Inez Janna Summers

+44 (0)161 295 6737

i.summers@salford.ac.uk

International Mobility and Projects Coordinator

Alessandra Poti

+44 (0)161 295 2705

a.poti@salford.ac.uk

International Mobility and Projects Assistant

Alexa Diaconescu

+44 (0)161 295 4425

a.l.diaconescu1@salford.ac.uk

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