Computer Science Postgraduate Study
The pandemic has brought technology even closer to our everyday lives. As more organisations across health, business, engineering, finance, and energy explore new technological opportunities, more will need professionals to help them to harness the power of data - but also manage the risks.
With many industries revolutionising how they work, it’s crucial to stay on top of current trends in your sector. If you are thinking about postgraduate study to either advance your current career, or help you to take a new direction into digital transformation, go further with the University of Salford.
Take your computing knowledge further in 2022
Rising to the challenge of our changing world, we offer a range of computing postgraduate courses that can be the start of your next journey. So, if you are looking to move into the world of big data or you want to learn how to be a cybercrime fighter, see how we can help you achieve your goals.
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to make 2022 the year you take your career potential further. Learn more about our computing postgraduate courses by joining our next open day. You can speak directly to course leaders, ask questions, explore course modules and consider your options.
Go further with Salford
Our postgraduate courses are ideal for graduates and industry professionals looking to gain new knowledge and skills to take advantage of rewarding career opportunities in emerging sectors and industries.
Our data science postgraduate course was one of the first in the UK design to upskill graduates and professionals without a traditional computer science background to build a recognised qualification with transferable skills relevant to a wide range of industries.
If you feel ready to step up to the next level in your existing career, our postgraduate courses can be a great way to enhance your existing technical knowledge and skills in preparation for more senior roles.
With data security a priority for many organisations, gaining specialist skills on our cyber security focused postgraduate course can enhance existing computer science or IT qualifications and equip you with relevant and highly-valued knowledge.
Perhaps your plans are focused on computer science or informatics research. If you no longer want to put off that brilliant idea, but you have been out of higher education for a while, one of our postgraduate courses can be perfect platform for future academic or industry-based research.
Computer Science Postgraduate Courses
The University of Salford has a rich and proud history in computer science and informatics teaching and research. Our range of specialist computer science postgraduate courses is designed to prepare you for the next chapter in the evolution of data, information and digital transformation.
Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence and Forensics (MSc/PgDip)
Learn how you can fight the rising tide of cyber crime as you develop a specialist skillset with our Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence and Forensics postgraduate degree.
Explores cyber security from both attack and defense (red and blue issues) positions, so you can develop comprehensive subject knowledge. Current course topics include cyber forensics, information security, privacy and network security and threat intelligence.
Data Science (MSc/PgDip)
Developed as one of the UK's first postgraduate conversion courses, Data Science at Salford is open to graduates and professionals with an aptitude for maths and a passion for revealing data stories.
Work with real-world messy data and gain experience across the data science stack. Current course topics include big data analytics, advanced databases, applied statistics and data mining.
You can also gain SAS certification while you study through our partnership with the SAS Student Academy.
Computer science postgraduate research
Take your subject interest further with postgraduate research.
The Salford Innovation and Research Centre (SIRC) is home to Informatics PhD and Research Master’s opportunities in knowledge discovery and semantic web, software engineering, big data, data mining and analytics, cyber security, information visualisation and virtual environments.
Explore our Doctoral School to learn more about research training, support and opportunities.
Computing with Salford
Our computer science-based postgraduate courses are accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. Accreditation provides a valuable contribution towards professional membership and evidencing your knowledge.
By drawing advice from our industrial liaison committee when developing the courses, we have shaped a curriculum that will help you to develop the specialist knowledge and transferable skills sought by employers.
You can choose to start your studies in either January or September, with our modular study pathways designed to build your knowledge in a supportive way.
We also offer flexible part-time study routes, so you can upskill in data science or cyber security with minimal disruption to your current commitments.
You will experience a modern learning environment, featuring accessible lecture theatres, AV-equipped classrooms, computing suites and multimedia libraries, with access to industry journals, databases, and simulation software.
As a postgraduate student, you will use computing suites equipped with software platforms and languages in machine learning, data mining, and statistical analysis.
We put our industry-focused approach at the heart of your studies, with guest lectures, live briefs and placement opportunities with tech sector, software and IT companies.
We are also a key partner in both the Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry and the Greater Manchester AI Foundry - both designed to support to regional SMEs adopt innovation with managed growth, stability and security.
Postgraduate study with Salford
Located just 2km from Manchester city centre, we're at the heart of Greater Manchester - one of the most vibrant and diverse regions in the UK.
With a range of onsite parking, excellent public transport links and Salford Crescent train station a short walk from our enviable parkland campus, commuting here couldn’t be easier.
Fees and funding
A postgraduate qualification can help you stand out in a competitive job market. It’s a great way to invest in your future, which is why we’re committed to giving you the best student experience possible.
We've put together a summary of the essential fees and funding information covering tuition fees, postgraduate loans, potential scholarships and discounts.
How to apply
Whether you want to advance in your existing career, or build new skills to open up new opportunities, a postgraduate qualification with us can help you achieve your goals.
The majority of our postgraduate applications are made directly to us - and the application form can take as little as 20 minutes to complete. Start your journey today.
A computing-based postgraduate degree with Salford is a rewarding investment in your future.
Learn more about our courses by joining our next open day - we have dates throughout 2021 and 2022.
You can speak directly to course leaders, ask questions, explore course modules and consider your options.