The university will be offering the degrees in response to the national debate about equitability in education.

Accelerated degrees are available at the University’s School of Built Environment  which offers the following:

  • BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology Building Surveying
  • Construction Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Property and Real Estate (with a Masters option in Building Surveying)


Flexibility and choice are some of the key points in making university education accessible to all, for many students it is not always possible to study for up to three years.

Dr. Gerard Wood, of the School of Built environment at the University of Salford, said:

“The intention is to offer as much flexibility as possible for students wanting to come in to study in our undergraduate programme.”

Accelerated degrees help bridge the gap in subject choices which enables flexible study options.

The format also offers students immediate financial benefits, including lower total tuition costs and only two years of living costs to cover instead of three.

The tax payer can also benefit from the initiative with significantly lower tuition fee’s being paid to students, along with higher rates of repayment from graduates.

Whilst covering the same content as a traditional three year undergraduate course, the accelerated degree is taught over three trimesters as opposed to two semesters.


Dr. Wood continued:

“We’ve got the four modes of study now on five of our undergraduate programmes, and it’s just about offering that flexibility.”


The accelerated degree is a more intense form of study but allows students to complete a course in a shorter period of time.

Those who choose to study a full-time accelerated degree will graduate within two years.

Accelerated degrees have proven popular in Salford, particularly among mature students who want to enter the work place quickly after graduating.

Visit the Salford University School of Built Environment website to find out more on accelerated degrees.

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