Master Computing with Postgraduate Study

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Join the digital revolution Master computing

Organisations across health, business, engineering, finance, and energy are harnessing new technology to revolutionise how they work. As more make the switch, many are open up exciting careers for computer science professionals to help them to harness big data, integrate AI and deliver software solutions - but also manage the risks.  

Take your computing skills further

If you're considering postgraduate study to advance your current career, or help you to take a new direction into digital transformation, look no further than the University of Salford.

Rising to the challenge of our changing world, we offer specialism postgraduate courses that can be the start of your next journey. So, whether its leading AI, exploring big data trends fighting cybercrime or engineering new software solutions, we have a postgraduate course that can help you achieve your goals.

Join our next Open Day

Start your computing postgraduate study journey and meet the course team. Register now for our next Open Day on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

Take your career further

  • Refocus - postgraduate study builds new knowledge and skills.  Our data science course was one of the first in the UK to upskill graduates and professionals without a computer science background

  • Specialise - postgraduate study is a great way to enhance your existing technical knowledge and skills to prepare for a senior or specialist role. Why not gain cyber security knowledge, move into software engineering or immerse yourself in artificial intelligence?

  • Prepare - perhaps your plans are focused on informatics research. If you no longer want to put off that brilliant idea, postgraduate study can be a springboard to academia or industry-based research

Computing The Salford Experience

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Immersive learning. Research-led. Industry focused.

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.

  • We put our industry at the heart of your studies, with guest lectures, live briefs and placement opportunities with tech sector, software and IT companies

  • By consulting with our industrial liaison committee when developing our courses, we shape our curriculums around industry needs. This approach ensures that you develop the specialist knowledge and transferable skills sought by employers
  • Choose to start your studies in January or September. Our modular study pathways are designed to build your knowledge in a supportive and progressive way.  We also offer flexible part-time study routes, so you have the option to fit study around your existing commitments

  • We're investing for the future. Experience a cutting-edge learning environment with dedicated computing suites, facilities and equipment, in our new £65 million campus hub for science, engineering and technology

Explore our computing postgraduate courses

Artificial Intelligence (MSc/PgDip)

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Artificial intelligence is poised to take a leading role in our daily lives. Powerful big data combined with intelligent machine learning will change how organisations function and how we use and experience services. 

If you’re ready to be part of this exciting digital transformation, our Artificial Intelligence postgraduate degree will equip you with in-demand knowledge and skills.

Explore our Artificial Intelligence course

Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence and Forensics (MSc/PgDip)

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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)

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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.

Internet of Things with Data Science (MSc/PgDip)

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Make discoveries in data and explore the value Internet of Things (IoT) can bring to businesses and organisations.

Available with full and part-time study routes, our Internet of Things with Data Science postgraduate degree, you can enhance your existing computer science knowledge, or gain new skills that can help you secure a role in a fastest-growing employment field in the digital economy.

Explore our Internet of Things with Data Science course

Software Engineering (MSc/PgDip)

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Design and develop applications that make a difference. With our Software Engineering postgraduate degree, you can gain fresh knowledge and new skills that could open the door to a future role in one of the fastest-growing fields in the digital economy.

Available with full and part-time study routes, our course provides you with specialist software engineering knowledge that you apply in a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, commerce, professional services and the built environment. 

Explore our Software Engineering course

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.

Next steps

Campus life Big city buzz

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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. 

In Autumn 2022, we opened our new £65 million centre for science, engineering and environment - and our new home for computer science.