Study Computing at Salford

Computer science students working together

Technology shapes our daily life. From our communication channels to our shopping and entertainment experiences, the pace of change is unprecedented. As software gets more sophisticated, technology converges, and our data gains value, new concepts such as blockchain, augmented reality and machine learning emerge.

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. Be part of this exciting journey creating the future with a computing degree at Salford. 


Computing degree courses at Salford

Computer Science

Computing student talks with staff

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

Software Engineering

Computer science students talking with tutor

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

Computer Networks

Computing students

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


Mathematics students working at computers

Many of civilisation’s greatest achievements are built on mathematics. By choosing a mathematics degree, you will learn to make an important contribution to the world around us, be it in science, technology or engineering. 

Explore our Mathematics courses:

BSc (Hons) Mathematics

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year

Start your journey with an open day

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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Studying Computing

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?

While 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.

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. 

Got another question?

We know that deciding which direction to take your computing studies is a big step. If you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you.

Contact us via email at or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545 (9am-5pm).

Why Study Computing with Salford?


You will experience a professional learning approach, enriched with industry collaboration and group work in specialist computing suites and laboratories


You can choose to include an industrial placement year between years two and three to boost your future employability


You can get involved in hacks and industry events in the thriving North West tech scene, such as HackManchester and the Ada Lovelace Colloquium

Campus Life. Big City Buzz

Did you know our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy? But we're also just over a mile from the big city buzz of Manchester - offering world-class culture, exciting events, superior sport and legendary nightlife. Together, it creates one unrivalled student destination.

Ready to apply on UCAS?

You can apply now via UCAS for courses starting in September 2022. You have until 26 January to submit your application. If you are ready to apply for one of our computing courses, here are some UCAS quick links:

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

BSc (Hons) Computer Networks 

BSc (Hons) Mathematics

Alternatively, if you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you. You can contact us via email at or by phone on +44 (0)161 295 4545.