Are you interested in visionary technology? Fascinated by artificial intelligence? Then discover our computer science clearing courses.

There has never been a more exciting time to study a computer science clearing degree. In an age where visionary technologies are infiltrating global industries and quickly becoming the everyday, computer science is now a necessity in most sectors and businesses. From data structures and algorithms to AI and cyber security - our computer science clearing courses provide you with the foundation and expertise needed to thrive in this fast-paced digital landscape.

Join us in embracing the digital revolution and become part of a community that's at the forefront of innovation. Our computer science clearing courses not only equip you with technical skills but also foster critical thinking and adaptability – essential traits in an ever-evolving tech landscape. Uncover your passion and potential – find your ideal computer science clearing degree today.

Computer Science Clearing Courses

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Computer science has progressed so much over the last 20 years that the smartphone in your hand is more powerful than the world’s leading desktop computers once were. Whether you’re interested in cyber security, computer networks or software engineering, we will support you in developing a solution-focused approach and critical awareness of applying the right skills to complete a specific goal.

If you choose our clearing computer science degree, you will benefit from a supportive environment through small group teaching and one-to-one support from your course tutors. One of the many advantages of being a computer science undergraduate with us is that we also offer the opportunity to specialise in subject areas that may be more applicable to your career goals.

Computer Science Degrees in Clearing

All our computer science clearing degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT, meaning you’ll be educated to the highest industry standards. The purpose of accreditation is to confirm that our course meets the required standards for entering a career in the IT industry.

We will ensure you adopt a professional approach, making you aware of the laws, regulations and competencies needed to work with other IT professionals. Having an accredited course will make you stand out against other graduates in an overly competitive job market.

On these computer science clearing courses, you will have the opportunity to take an industrial placement year between years two and three. Although you will be responsible for securing your own placement, we will assign you a placement tutor to monitor your progress and assess your final report. Industry placements are an excellent way to enhance your CV, gain hands-on work experience and build industry connections.

Discover our range of computer science clearing courses.

Our computer science degrees

BSc (Hons) Computer Networks

Interested in learning about computer networks and how different elements can be combined to create a whole? Then our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks is for you.

There has never been a more exciting time to build next-generation knowledge and skills in computer networks. Led by a research-focussed academic team, you’ll learn cutting-edge knowledge and skills to keep up with constantly evolving networks. 

We’ll provide you with a systematic understanding of networks, including principles on how they work and how these are applied in industry.

BSc (Hons) Computer Networks with Foundation Year

Want to study our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks but need some more assistance? Our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks with Foundation Year is designed to help students build their knowledge of computer networks. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, you’ll progress onto the full honours degree course.

This course is designed to enhance your real-world problem-solving skills, develop relevant business management knowledge and learn about global computer networks so you’re ready for your future career.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Foundation Year

Our BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Foundation Year is designed for students who want to study the full honours degree, but don’t meet the direct entry requirements. On successful completion of the foundation year, you'll progress on to the full computer science course.

On this course, you’ll gain programming practice through design, implementation and testing. You’ll also develop a broad knowledge of computing by completing specially designed projects, learning methodical approaches and understanding the Java language.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

As technology progresses and infiltrates daily life and every global industry, now is the time to study computer science. Our BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree will provide you with a broad understanding of the field of computing, with a core specialism in programming.

On our BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree, you’ll graduate with a solution-focused approach and a critical awareness of applying the right skills to complete a specific goal. Embedding collaboration with industry and working on real-world projects is an essential aspect of studying computing at Salford.

Studying a British Computer Society accredited course means that you’ll have the benefits of receiving up-to-date knowledge in the right learning, support, and teaching environment.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Professional Experience

Our BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Professional Experience includes a 12-month industry placement between years two and three. This opportunity will enable you to apply what you’ve learnt so far to an industry setting and develop additional workplace skills to complement your academic studies.

Through core modules, you’ll look at Java, Linux, databases, artificial intelligence, software engineering and computer graphics. You’ll also can choose specialist modules to suit your interests.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security with Foundation Year

Our BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security with Foundation Year is designed to help you build a strong foundation in computer systems and programming so you are ready to progress to the full honours degree.

During your studies, you will complete specially designed projects that will help you think conceptually and cultivate independent technical judgement. At Salford, we’ll also help you build an in-depth understanding of programming, data mining, security, computer systems and network penetration testing.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security

Interested in how things work? Got a keen eye for detail? Then our BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security is for you. You’ll be able to help businesses and organisations fight back against cyber criminals by using in-depth cyber security knowledge.

You’ll learn how to diagnose attacks and use forensics to determine the extent of the damage. We’ll also help you cultivate independent technical judgement, ready for your future security-related roles.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security with Professional Experience - now closed in Clearing

This course is now closed in Clearing. Find out how to apply to start in September 2024.

Designed to fill an emerging skills gap, our BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security with Professional Experience will provide you with an understanding of the inner workings of programmes so you can understand how cyber-attacks happen and how to prevent them.

This course includes a 12-month industry placement between years two and three. This opportunity allows you to apply what you’ve learnt in a real-life setting, and develop additional workplace skills.

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Foundation Year

Our BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Foundation Year is designed to help you build a strong foundation in computer systems and programming, so you are ready to progress onto the full honours degree.

You’ll build practical skills, subject knowledge and real-world understanding to become a professional software engineer. We’ll help you develop methodical approaches to the analysis, design, development and testing of object-orientated systems using the Java language.

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

Software systems are at the heart of all aspects of daily life, from communication to healthcare. Our BSc (Hons) Software Engineering degree prepares you for a career in creating and maintaining usable and robust systems that are used across the globe.

You will have the opportunity to work on real-world challenges and build practical skills and knowledge of testing and maintaining object-orientated systems using the Java language. We are excited to be part of the GM Cyber Foundry, the region's blueprint to be a leader in cyber and digital research and intelligence. 

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Professional Experience

Our BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Professional Experience includes a 12-month industry placement between years two and three. This is an opportunity to apply the advanced computing knowledge you will learn on this course to a real-world setting.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of the techniques and technologies associated with the creation of usable, secure and maintainable interactive web applications. Plus, you’ll develop the ability to think conceptually and translate concepts into reality using technology.

Discover Hackcamp

Collaborative learning is at the core of our approach here at Salford. Learn more about Hackcamp, which brings together our computer science and software engineering students working in groups with industry mentors to hack a solution to a real-world problem in just three weeks.

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If you have a question about studying any of our courses, or you’d like to learn more about joining the University of Salford, contact our friendly team today on +44 (0)161 295 4545 or enquiries@salford.ac.uk.

 

 

FAQs

What can you do with a computer science degree?

A computer science degree will teach you a range of technical and non-technical skills that are greatly valued by employers. Computer technologies are used in nearly all industries, so you will have plenty of choice when it comes to pursuing your career. Some of the roles you could explore include:

  • Programmer
  •  Software developer
  • Web developer
  •  IT consultant
  •  Computer analyst
  •  Systems administrator

Our computer science alumni have found employment with leading national companies across a range of industries, such as Sainsbury's, Cisco, Microsoft, SIS, Autotrader, HMRC, Ferranti and Civica, plus local firms emerging in the fast-growing tech community in the north west.

Is a computer science degree worth it?

Computer technologies are integral to modern life and employers and business owners require educated professionals who can design websites, develop software and manage databases. Studying for a computer science degree can help launch a career that will be personally and financially rewarding.

Is a computer science degree hard?

Computer science degrees have a reputation for being difficult due to being immersed in maths, algorithms, software development and statistics. However, if you're passionate about computing and problem-solving, and have a keen eye for detail, then you'll find your degree fascinating and rewarding. If you find your studies overwhelming, there will be support available from your lecturers and university support staff.

How long is a software engineering degree?

At the University of Salford, our BSc (Hons) Software Engineering degree takes three years to complete, and our BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Professional Experience and BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Foundation Year takes four years to complete.

Is a degree in software engineering worth it?

In the ever-expanding digital age, the demand for software engineering skills remains high. With numerous job opportunities in the diverse field of computer science, there is ample room for career growth. Obtaining a software engineering degree can give you a competitive edge and ensure your adaptability in a rapidly evolving industry.

What can you do with a software engineering degree?

Software engineering degrees will teach you valuable technical skills that put you at the heart of the invention and innovation of software. After completing this degree, there are a variety of careers that you can pursue including:

  • Software engineer
  • Programmer
  • Software tester
  • Systems analyst
  • Computer analyst

Our software engineering alumni have secured roles with major companies such as British Aerospace, PwC, IBM, and Riva Software International.