Study Computing at Salford
From our communication channels to our shopping and entertainment experiences, technology shapes our daily life. But these shapes are shifting, and the pace of change is unprecedented. Blockchain. Augmented reality. Machine learning. Software is more sophisticated, technology is converging, and our data is gaining value. 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.
THREE GREAT REASONS TO STUDY AT SALFORD
Experience a professional learning approach, enriched with industry collaboration and participation
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
COMPUTING AND MORE - SALFORD ADDED VALUE
Part of the tech community
Salford is at the heart of the rapidly-growing tech community in Greater Manchester. In both 2019 and 2018, Salford teams have scooped awards at HackManchester.
We’re also connected to the wider computing and tech community. In April 2019, Salford hosted more than 200 female undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers for the 2019 Ada Lovelace Colloquium, named after the woman considered the world’s first computer programmer for her ideas that machines could not only calculate but interpret.
Professional learning environment
Salford has a range of advanced computing suites and laboratories. Computer Science and Software Engineering students will experience computing suites and laboratories at our Peel Park campus, featuring a dedicated final year project laboratory.
Computer Networks students experience practical classes and tutorials delivered in specialist Cisco Networking laboratories at MediaCityUK. All students can enjoy access to Pro Tools-enabled studios and industry-standard facilities that feature TV and video suites, and professional quality 3D animation software.
We run an industrial liaison committee to provide us with industry-focused advice and ensure that our modules are relevant. Organisations involved are a mixture of IT-led businesses and those who make advanced of IT, including Web Applications UK, AutoTrader, Cooperative, DAI and FastWebMedia.
The Manchester city-region is a growing centre for digital excellence, as evidenced by the opening of a Government Communications Agency site (GCHQ) in the city. The University of Salford is a founding member of the £6m GM Cyber Foundry, an initiative that aims to help protect regional small and medium-sized companies against malicious computer attacks
Strong career prospects
Once you complete the full honours degree, you'll graduate with exciting and rewarding careers opportunities ahead of you.
With demonstrable programming skills, supported by a large portfolio of practical work, you'll have a skill set applicable across many industries. 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 computing alumni have secured roles 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.
Location. Location. Location.
Our enviable position at the heart of Greater Manchester makes us the perfect choice whether you're relocating for a long-stay or you're travelling here for the day.
Our Peel Park campus has its own campus train station - Salford Crescent, which can take you into Manchester in just ten minutes, Liverpool in 30 minutes, or direct to Manchester Airport in just 25 minutes.
Our MediaCityUK campus is well-served by Metrolink - Europe's largest light rail network.
CAMPUS LIFE. BIG CITY BUZZ. EXPLORE LIFE AT SALFORD
Life On Campus
University life isn’t all about studying – sometimes you have to have fun, too.
From joining a society or taking a gym class, to meeting up with friends for lunch in Atmosphere bar and café, when you're not working on your next assignment, you can enjoy the perks of our campus.
Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life and meet new people.
We’ve got some great accommodation options to choose from, including Peel Park Quarter - recently voted the second-best halls of residence in the UK.
In the City
If you're relocating to Salford from elsewhere in the UK or overseas, you're making a great choice.
Find out what it's like to live in one of Europe's most exciting city regions. Explore the legendary culture, sport, entertainment, and nightlife on offer in the twin cities of Salford and Manchester.
If you live close to Salford already, we don't need to tell you how great our location is.
But, if you're thinking about commuting from home to study at university, you might want to check out how we make our campus your home from home on the days you're with us.
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