Study Computing at Salford

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Technology is rapidly reframing daily life. From our communication channels to our shopping and entertainment experiences, the pace of change is unprecedented. 

The field of computing is a journey of scientific innovation, to solve contemporary global challenges and to expand our capabilities. With so many career opportunities on offer, it is also a smart study choice for our digital age. 

If you see your future as a next-generation computer scientist, start your journey with Salford. Read on and discover our degree courses with a difference.


Choosing what to study at university can be a big step.

Learn more about studying computing, explore course modules, tour our labs and speak to the course team by attending our next Open Day.

Explore our computing degree courses

Computer Networks

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Many industries rely on robust network performance. As converging technology transforms our world, learn to shape the systems we will need, both today and tomorrow, with our BCS-accredited Computer Networks degree.

Explore our computer networks courses:

BSc (Hons) Computer Networks

BSc (Hons) Computer Networks with Foundation Year 

Computer Science

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Computer science is one of the UK's hottest career fields. Accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS), our BSc Computer Science degree blends a specialism in programming with industry-focused learning experience to shape your analysis, design and development skillset. 

Explore our computer science courses:

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Professional Experience

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Foundation Year

Computer Science with Cyber Security

Computing students

Criminals are finding more and more ways to hack, steal and infiltrate I.T. systems. Our BCS-accredited Computer Science with Cyber Security degree course will equip you with advanced knowledge and a career-ready skillset to become a superior cyber crime fighter.

Explore our computer science with cyber security courses:

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security

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

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

Digital and Software Technology



A new and exciting programme commencing in September 2024! This course will provide you with a broad appreciation and understanding of digital technology which includes computing, data science, networking, cyber security, business systems and operations.

DipHE Digital and Software Technology

Media and Network Systems

Computing students

A new and exciting programme commencing in September 2024! This course will provide you with the theoretical understanding and practical experience of media creation and distribution, computer networking, IP technologies, and modern digital media streaming.

DipHE Media and Network Systems

Software Engineering

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Emerging technology platforms are creating new opportunities and revolutionising industries. Get set for one of the world's most in-demand careers around by studying a BCS-accredited Software Engineering degree course with Salford.

Explore our software engineering courses:

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Professional Experience

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Foundation Year 

Why study Computing?

  • Computing technology is revolutionising every industry. There is growing demand for computer scientists, data analysts and software engineers to bring new solutions - many of which can make an impact on people’s lives

  • Cybercrime is a serious and growing threat. With the right technical skills, cyber security analysts combat cyber-attacks, and develop and test systems that keep our data secure

  • Software systems are an increasingly integral part of modern society. There is a growing demand for innovative individuals to create software systems that are user-friendly, reliable and easy to maintain


Computing students

Immersive learning. Research-led. Industry focused.

Computer science is one of the fastest growing study choices – and for good reason. 

  • Draw on our industry-focused learning to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to start an exciting career in computing
  • Experience a professional learning approach, enriched with industry collaboration and group work in specialist computing suites and laboratories
  • Choose to include an industrial placement year between years two and three to boost your future employability 
  • Get involved in hacks and industry events in the thriving North West tech scene


Our new home for computing

In Autumn 2022, we opened our new £65 million hub for science, engineering and the environment - and our new home for computing.

Sustainability-designed and 100% electric powered, the building offers unrivalled teaching, learning and research facilities and provides exciting new spaces for industry collaboration. Come and take a look!


Students in Manchester

University life is not just about what you study - where you study matters too.

Our amazing location blends the beauty of our parkland campus with the buzz of central Manchester on our doorstep - not to mention great transport links to explore the North West. 

This winning combination makes Salford a great study destination. Come and take a look.