University of Salford

The School of the Built Environment
Greater Manchester
M5 4WT
United Kingdom

Tel: 0161 295 5355
Fax: 0161 295 5011


About University of Salford

The School of the Built Environment is the UK's top rated school for the Built Environment. Our school is ranked number 3 in the UK in Times UK University League Table for Built Environment subjects. We are the only school to have achieved 6 star rating in the UK government national research assessment for built environment research - this is the highest possible rating. The School has also won the Queen's Anniversary Prize for its contribution to higher education and again we are the only school in Built Environment to have been awarded this honour.

The School of the Built Environment has a strong, multi-disciplinary, teaching and learning base, strengthened by national and international collaboration. We have over 60 academic staff of whom 26 are professors. Our top calibre teaching, research and technical staff offer access to leading edge thinking, knowledge and support facilities of the highest quality.

We have over 1200 undergraduate students, some 200 Masters students and 140 PhD postgraduate research students from all over the world. Our graduates are much sought after by blue chip companies. Some 95% of our undergraduate students found employment by the time of graduation or go on further study.

We offer a range of management focused, professionally accredited, undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. The programmes have been developed in partnership with the Built Environment industries to meet their needs for future innovative leaders.

Postgraduate taught programmes

Some postgraduate programmes are designed for new entrants to the Built Environment sector, whilst others offer existing practitioners the opportunity for advanced professional development. All reflect the very latest global thinking and practice in their sectors. The mode of attendance of our programmes is flexible. Postgraduate taught student can study full-time or part-time (most programmes) on campus or by distance learning over the Internet via an interactive virtual learning environment, featuring regular tutor contact and directed support. Studying part-time allows students to combine a career with study.

  • MSc Project Management in Construction*
  • MSc Quantity Surveying*
  • MSc Quantity Surveying (Mechanical & Electrical)*
  • MSc Built Environment for Healthcare
  • MSc Real Estate Development*
  • MSc Real Estate and Property Management*
  • MSc Facilities Management*
  • MSc IT Management in Construction
  • MSc Accessibility and Inclusive Design*
  • MSc /LLM Construction Law and Practice
  • MSc Advanced Manufacturing in Construction
  • MSc Disaster Mitigation and Reconstruction
  • MSc Construction Management
  • MSc Digital Architectural Design

*Accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Research opportunities

As the UK's top rated school for research in the Built Environment, we also offer outstanding Research opportunities, both over the Internet and by attendance (part time or full time), with the world renowned Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment. Visit for more information.

Undergraduate programmes

Undergraduate students can study full-time with paid work placement options or part-time. The year out experience enhances students’ employability. All our UG courses are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists or the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

  • BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Property Management and Investment
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Management (a sponsored programme)

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