Taught course

Advanced Computer Science

University of Salford · School of Computing, Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is a Class 2 Division 2 Honours degree or equivalent in a computing discipline, including recent programming experience. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)- We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry


Course content

Three good reasons to study advanced computer science at Salford:

  • The school is home to research centres in "Informatics" and "Autonomous Systems and Robotics".
  • Taught by highly-rated research staff.
  • One-year work-placement opportunities.

Course Summary

This course offers you the opportunity to study advanced aspects of Computer Science within a research-based environment. The school is home to research centres in "Informatics" and "Autonomous Systems and Robotics". The course provides dedicated modules that will showcase each of these research areas and provide you with an overview of the research themes within each area, along with detailed knowledge of a selected theme. You will have the opportunity to work alongside highly-rated research staff, use the School's world-leading visualisation laboratories and to develop some advanced programming skills.

Information for international students

Overseas students must provide evidence of proficiency in English with at least IELTS band 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all of reading, writing, speaking and listening

Fees and funding

Fees 14-15

  • Full-time £4,750
  • Part-time £792 per 30 credits
  • Full-time International £12,800
  • Full-time PgDip £3,168

Fees 15-16

  • Full-time £4,845
  • Part-time £792 per 30 credits
  • Full-time International £13,050
  • Full-time PgDip £3,228

Additional Costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 295 4545
+44 (0)161 295 4646