Studying Computing at Salford

Computer science students talking with tutor

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

Browse this page to get a flavour of what to expect when you arrive in September, including course highlights, how we work with industry and a look ahead to your first year.

You can also use our Offer Holder Hub to explore student life, check out our accommodation and book on an applicant visit day.

Remember, if you have any questions about your application, you can email enquiries@salford.ac.ukor call us on 0161 295 4545.

Want to connect with other applicants? Join our applicant facebook group.

Experience an applicant visit day

You’re on your way to studying with Salford, but why wait until September? Join an applicant visit day and preview the Salford computing experience.

On a visit day, you can learn more about your course, meet your teaching team, hear from current students and connect with other applicants. 

Sessions run throughout February to May, but places fill quickly. Don’t miss out - register now.

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.

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.

Studying at Salford