Study Accounting and Finance at Salford
If you are good with numbers, have strong organisational skills and good business sense, then a career in accounting, finance or economics could be for you. Labour market insight shows that Accounting, Booking-keeping and Economics are amongst the fastest growing careers.
Salford Business School offers one of the most practical financial and economic educations, where you prepare for career success studying a rigorous degree in a friendly and supportive environment. These accredited programmes are career-focused and industry-informed, helping you develop the essential skills and knowledge needed for a high level career in the diverse range of positions within this sector.
All programmes available with Professional Placement Year and Foundation Year
THREE GREAT REASONS TO STUDY AT SALFORD
Choose to take a work placement between years two and three; you’ll earn a salary, pay no University fees and develop your skills for future employability
Study in a supportive environment where the staff know you by name and your fellow students become your friends for life
Learn at our spacious green campus, not far from Manchester city centre - voted the UK's most liveable city
Great placements. Great experience. Great for the CV!
Thinking about doing a work placement? You'll earn money, you won't pay University fees but you'll build up some great experience and networks for after graduation. In our experience, too, students who have done a year's work placement are more likely to get a first class or a good second class degree.
We're proud of our close links with business and work with companies of all sizes from large multi-nationals to micro organisations. Our students have had placements with companies including:
- Salford City Council
- Beever and Struther
- Molton Finance
- PRGX Global
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Life at Salford
We know university life isn’t all about studying – sometimes you have to have fun, too – and there are plenty of things to do outside of academia across our campuses.
From joining a club or society, to taking part in a gym class, to meeting up with friends for lunch in Atmosphere bar and café: when you're not working on your next assignment or research project, you can be enjoying the perks of being on campus.
Support and Wellbeing
We want you to enjoy your time studying here, but we understand that sometimes you might need a little extra support.
Whether you need advice about accommodation, settling in to student life, or just want a chat with our friendly Wellbeing team, we are here to help. Meet some of the team who will help you settle into life at Salford.
Finance and Money Matters
When you come to university, it’s important to manage your money carefully. Our student support service, askUS, offers information and advice on all aspects of student finance, whether you’re a current or prospective student.
Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life, meet new people and immerse yourself in the student experience.
No matter whether you’re an undergraduate student coming to university for the first time, an international student, or a postgraduate student looking to live in halls, we’ve got some great accommodation options to choose from, including Peel Park Quarter - which was recently voted the second-best halls of residence in the UK by Student Hut.
Information for parents, carers and supporters
As parents, carers and supporters, we want you to have easy access to all the information you might need to support our applicants for the big decisions ahead. Read our guide that we've put together, which should answer all your key questions.
What’s the difference between a lecture and a seminar?
A lecture typically has a larger number of students. The seminar is where you will work in smaller groups to solve problems and tackle exercises on topics covered in the lecture. At Salford Business School, you have at least as as much time in small group classes as in larger lectures, with opportunities for drop-in one-to-one sessions with your tutors. You will also do your own reading between classes.
Programme leader Faisal Sheikh describes it like this: "Think of a body. The lecture is the bones, it provides the structure of your knowledge. The seminar adds the muscle and the skin, that’s where you get the detail to support your learning."
Will the university help me to find work experience and placements?
Whilst students are responsible for securing their own work experience and industry placements, the dedicated Business School employability team will guide and support you through the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations but allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and, where possible, will assist students in securing placements.
Are there any relevant student-run societies?
There is a Business Society and a Law Society, run by students based in the Business School. In addition, the Salford students Enactus group gives you opportunities to develop your skills by working on community projects. The University of Salford Students’ Union is home to a huge range of societies and teams you might be interested in; they’re a great way to meet people and make friends.
What will my weekly schedule be like?
Your weekly timetable will vary from semester to semester and from year to year depending on what modules you are studying. Classes can be scheduled for any day of the week between 9am and 6pm, however, we do as much as we can to groups classes together and the University does not schedule teaching on Wednesday afternoons so that students can participate in clubs, societies and extracurricular activities. Most students are in three or maximum four days a week. You will get your timetable at the start of each year.
How many contact hours will I have each week?
You will have 12 hours per week of required attendance and there are also three one-hour slots each week if you want further help from your tutors with that week's work. You'll have three modules per semester, each with four hours of classes per week (a two-hour lecture and a two-hour seminar) to make up your 12 hours of attendance.