Studying a Master's in Data and Cyber at Salford

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Our Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) accredited data and cyber master’s will expand your existing computing knowledge, whilst pushing you to develop the applied skillset needed to for a successful career in this booming field.

You’ll study in our new £65 million Science, Engineering and Environment building, minutes from Manchester city centre, which is a growing hub of digital and technology businesses.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to tackle the next challenge in your career and follow in the footsteps of our successful international graduates who have gone on to work for leading companies. The companies our international graduates work for include Barclays, NatWest Group, Visa, United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, British Airways, Accenture UKZayed University, Refuge, Airbus, The Hut Group and The Co-Operative Bank PLC.

Why study data and cyber at Salford?


Tap into cutting-edge knowledge from our links to local industry partners in a thriving digital hub


Enhance your skills with programmes accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS)


Delivered by an academic team with extensive industry experience, research connections and a track record of delivering solutions through industry partnerships


Learn in our new £65 million Science, Engineering and Environment building equipped with specialist spaces


Study on our green campus in the heart of Greater Manchester’s rapidly evolving digital and technology sectors


Benefit from real-world learning that's directly related to the needs of leading companies

Discover our facilities

Take a tour of our new Science, Engineering and Environment building including our specialist computing laboratories.

Our data and cyber community

What our students say:

“Data Science is a very interesting course that requires a lot of dedication and creativity. To successfully complete the course, it is advisable to do additional research and lots of personal learning to get a well-rounded experience. For students looking to get jobs in the UK, this course is exactly what you need as lots of opportunities came up for me immediately”

Nafisah Badmos

Computing - part of something bigger

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When you start a computer-based degree at Salford, you’re joining a welcoming community making a difference in our industry and wider society.

Our academics are working on collaborative, high-impact work on a range of global challenges providing our students with opportunities to get involved with this rewarding work.


What facilities will I have access to?

Data and cyber students will have access to Salford’s impressive Networking and Project Laboratories and Specialist Computer Laboratories at our Peel Park campus and MediaCity campus, which are home to a variety of industry-standard equipment.

Do you offer support to help students pay for their studies?

We offer a selection of scholarships to help you fund your postgraduate studies. Our Global Gold Excellence Scholarship is worth £3,000 and our Global Silver Excellence Scholarship is worth £2,500. Both of these scholarships are automatically deducted from your tuition fees.  

We are located close to Manchester city centre which is a growing hub for businesses in the North of England. As a result, there are lots of opportunities to find part-time work in a variety of industries. We have an on-campus part-time recruitment agency, Unitemps, who can support you in finding a job within the university or at another local business. Our Careers and Enterprise team can also work with you to improve your CV and interview technique to secure a part-time job.  

We also offer support to help with the cost-of-living in the UK. Details of the different support schemes can be found on our cost of living webpage. You’ll also find information of discounts and offers on this webpage.