Computer Science University of Salford

Computers are an integral part of modern society, with technology touching all aspects of life including commerce, industry, healthcare, communication and recreation. The pace of change and innovation is rapid, and shows no signs of slowing down. Companies of all sizes have an urgent need for people who understand this technology – how to create it and how to make effective use of it. A degree in Computer Science will provide you with the practical skills you need to be able to do useful things when you start your career, and with the theoretical knowledge you need to be able to learn new techniques and concepts as technology evolves. You will learn the foundations of programming - Java is our main language (you will also cover Javascript, PHP and C++), but the important thing is to understand the principles of programming that can be applied to any language you need to learn. You will learn Linux, databases, artificial intelligence, networking and computer graphics. You will also learn the latest professional techniques and tools, such as agile methodology, design patterns, test driven development, HCI and security. You will complete group and individual projects addressing real world problems. This course is professionally accredited by the British Computer Society, and the university hosts some meetings of the BCS Manchester Branch in which you can participate.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Year one modules may include: Programming, Computer System Internals and Linux, Database Systems, Professional Development and Practices, Web Development and Human Computer Interfaces. Year two modules may include: Server Side Programming, Software Project with Agile Techniques, AI and Data Mining, Data Structures and Algorithms, Networking, Software Development Techniques. Year three modules may include: Project for Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Software Quality Management, and a choice of two from: Ajax and Smartphone Development, Document Analysis and Semantic Web, Internet Security and Computer Forensics, Virtual Reality and 3D Games.


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G400
Institution code S03
Campus name Main Site

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 points 112 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points, from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent
A level 112- 120 UCAS Tariff Points. A Level grade C in Maths (Maths with Mechanics) or a Numerate Science (Physics/Chemistry) or Computer Related Subject. Pass A Level Science Practical.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DDM Computer Related Subject (or Engineering or Science with distinctions in maths modules)
Access to HE Diploma Pass with 112-120 UCAS points. QAA Approved in a Computer Related Subject with level 3 Maths content.(offer FY if insufficient maths)
Scottish Higher 120 UCAS Tariff Points, Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.
Advanced Subsidiary (AS) 112- 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.
Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate 112- 120 UCAS Tariff Points, Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects 120 UCAS Tariff Points, Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.
Extended Project Qualification 112- 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points 30 Points with 14 in Higher Level subjects, including subjects Engineering, Science or Technology
Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level 120 UCAS Tariff Points Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.
Irish Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level 120 UCAS Tariff Points, Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma D*D* Computer Related Subject (or Engineering or Science with distinctions in maths modules)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.
Scottish Advanced Higher 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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