University of Salford Ranking Profile

The University of Salford is one of the leading plate glass universities based in Salford, Greater Manchester, England (UK). The university gained its Royal Charter and full university status in 1967.

The university has four faculties:
  • Faculty of Arts, Media & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering & Environment
  • Faculty of Health & Social Care
  • Faculty of Business, Law & the Built Environment
Ratings and Ranking Profile:

- ranked in the Top 10 nationally for teaching excellence and top in the North West by a report in the journal Quality in Higher Education.

- According to the Complete University Guide, it is rated 62nd in 2008, 71st in 2009 and 76th in 2010.

- 93rd in the Guardian University Guide 2010 (placed 83rd in 2009).

- placed in the top third of UK universities for research, according to the Research Fortnight's Research Power table. It is also rated 1st in Architecture and the Built Environment, and 2nd in Library & Information Management.

- 83 % of research submitted was assessed as research of international quality (grade 2* and above) in the RAe 2008, with 43 % of research achieving the top two grades of 3* and 4*.

- 62nd in the Daily Telegraph University Ranking 2007.

- 84th in The Times Good University Guide 2010 (placed 83rd in 2009).

- 8th in the Times 2008 Ranking of Civil Engineering.

- According to the Guardian University Guide Subject League Tables 2009, it is ranked:
- 32nd for Nursing and Pharmaceutical Studies
- 67th for Computer Science & IT
- 40th for Media studies, communications and librarianship
- 70th for Sociology
- 20th for Social Policy
- 44th for Drama and Dance
- 55th for Music
- 71st for Biosciences
Historic Rankings (1999 - 2004):

- In the Times Good University Guide, Salford is ranked 69th in 2004, 72nd in 2003, 74th in 2002, 60th in 2000, 57th in 1999.

- 56th in the Financial Times Rankings of British Universities 2001 (placed 72nd in 2003).

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