Studying Computing at Salford

Thank you for choosing computing at Salford as a study choice. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make your decision.

To help you make your choice, we’ve got some more information about studying computing at Salford, including a look ahead to your first year of study.

Remember, if you have any questions about your application, you can email our friendly team at or call us on 0161 295 4545.

First year snapshots

Get a glimpse of first year life as a computing student.

Explore the modules you will take, how your weekly timetable might look, plus more about what it's like to study at Salford.

>> Computer Science and Software Engineering

>> Foundation Year Pathways

>> Computer Networks


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. 



You will experience a professional learning approach, enriched with industry collaboration and participation


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

Get in touch

If you have any questions, just contact our friendly team at, or by phone on +44 (0)161 295 4545.

You can also join our Facebook group - a space to meet other applicants planning to join Salford in September.