Studying Computing at Salford

Computer science students talking with tutor

Get ready to study computing

Congratulations on your offer to study at Salford - we've got so much more to tell you!

To help get you ready for study this September, we've put together some info about how you will study this fascinating subject, what to expect in year one and share answers to some of the top applicant questions.

Remember, if you have any questions about your application, you can email call us on +44 (0)161 295 4545.

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BSc (Hons) Computer Networks

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Professional Experience

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security

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

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security with Professional Experience

DipHE Digital and Software Technology

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Professional Experience


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Top applicant questions - answered!

Which facilities will I have access to?

Computing and software engineering students will have access to Salford's impressive Networking and Project Laboratories, and Specialist Computer Laboratories, at both our Peel Park and MediaCityUK campuses which are home to a variety of industry-standard equipment and specialist software.

Will the university help me to find work experience and industry placements?

Whilst students are responsible for securing their own work experience and industry placements, our tutors will guide and support you through the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations but allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and, where possible, will assist students in securing placements.

Hear about Michal's computing placement year at Matillion.

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How will I be assessed during my course?

You will be assessed through a combination of examinations, written assignments, practical tests, projects and software development tasks. 

Are there any student-run societies?

There are lots of societies you can get involved with at the University of Salford, including Salford Computing, Steminists, Salford Gaming, Shock Radio and ESports to name a few. 

>> Take a look at the different societies and activities at the University of Salford's Student's Union

What career opportunities will be open to me when I graduate?

Our computing students graduate with a strong knowledge base, an understanding of real-world problem-solving and demonstrable programming skills, supported by a large portfolio of practical work. 

Many graduates choose to work as programmers and software developers, but others progress to other IT-based roles including consultancy, system development, or as computer analysts. Our computer science alumni have found employment with leading national companies across a range of industries, such as Sainsburys, Cisco, Microsoft, SIS, Autotrader, HMRC, Ferranti and Civica, plus local firms emerging in the fast-growing North West tech community.