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 computer science. 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 courses in Clearing 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 courses not only equip you with technical skills but also foster critical thinking and adaptability.

Uncover your passion and potential. Find your ideal computer science Clearing course today.

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Studying Computer Science

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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 a computer science Clearing course, 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 align to your career goals.

Study routes for computer science

We offer a range of study routes on our computer science courses, enabling you to choose a course that fits the level of support and guidance you need:

  • Keen to dive into the workplace? Opt for our four-year routes with a placement year.
  • Seeking extra academic support? Our computer science courses with foundation years are designed to enhance your skills, knowledge, and confidence, paving the way for progression to our full degree programmes.
  • Interested in a flexible course that can be completed in as little as two years? Explore our new DipHE course.

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 our computer science 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.

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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 Clearing degree will give you a broad understanding of computing, with a core specialism in programming.

On our BSc (Hons) Computer Science course, 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 course includes a 12-month industry placement between years two and three. This opportunity will enable you to apply what you’ve learnt so far in 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 can also choose specialist modules to suit your interests.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Foundation Year

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

Interested in how things work? Got a keen eye for detail? Then our BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security course 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

Designed to fill an emerging skills gap, our BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security with Professional Experience course 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) Computer Science with Cyber Security with Foundation Year

Our BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security with Foundation Year course 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 Networks

Interested in learning about computer networks and how different elements can be combined to create a whole? Then our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks course 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-focused 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 course 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 enable you to learn about global computer networks so you’re ready for your future career.

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 Clearing 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 Foundation Year

Our BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Foundation Year course 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 with Professional Experience

Our BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Professional Experience course 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.

Computer Science DipHE Course

If you're looking for a university experience without the commitment of a full undergraduate degree, a DipHE course in Clearing might be the perfect fit for you.

With similar support and quality teaching to a computer science degree, a DipHE course condenses the learning into a shorter timeframe. These courses also provide flexible study options, allowing you to choose between full-time or part-time study.

By undertaking a DipHE course, you'll gain valuable skills and experience directly applicable to a career or further academic study. Plus, you can embark on a DipHE course immediately after completing qualifications such as BTECs or A-levels.

DipHE Digital and Software Technology

Our DipHE course in Digital and Software Technology addresses a shortage of skills in this growing field. It will equip you with a diverse skill set suitable for technical roles in the digital and software sectors, enabling you to implement software solutions that support business growth and productivity through digital technologies.

You'll gain a broad understanding of digital technology, including computing, data science, networking, cyber security, and business systems. The curriculum covers fundamental principles of computer programming systems and networking, as well as advanced topics like agile methods, continuous integration, cyber security threats, and system design.

This course has been designed to meet current industry needs, drawing insights from leading Manchester-based companies such as Car Finance 247, AJ Bell, and Autotrader. You'll learn industry best practices, including techniques for achieving shorter delivery cycles in software development using cutting-edge processes and technologies.

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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 Clearing courses, or you're ready to apply, contact us today. 

The quickest way to reach us is by phone. Call +44 (0)300 555 5030 today to speak to us and secure your offer. If you're unable to call now, request a call back or apply online instead. You only need to complete one of these steps. Once you've given us your details, we'll be in touch.