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University of Salford

Computer Networks

UCAS Code: G421
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Computer science
Student score
75% MED
% employed or in further study
87% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

104-112 UCAS Tariff Points with minimum of 2 A2 subjects including a numerate subject (ICT included). Requires Pass in Science Practical (Science A level)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

112 UCAS Tariff Points to include specific subjects - IT-related, Science or Engineering programmes

BTEC Diploma

To include IT-related, Science or Engineering programmes

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

112 UCAS Tariff Points to include IT related, Science or Engineering programmes.

International Baccalaureate

30 Points with 14 in Higher Level subjects, including subjects Engineering, Science or Technology

UCAS tariff points

104-112 UCAS Tariff Points, from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

3 good reasons to study Computer Networks at Salford: •You will use industry-standard facilities and equipment to gain a real-world networking experience as well as developing skills to enhance your employment prospects •This course is linked to Salford's Cisco Networking Academy so you can take professional examinations •Taught by research active staff with a reputation established through more than two decades of teaching in this field There are very few industries now that do not rely on computer networks and our society's economic wellbeing depends increasingly on their continued functionality and development. This course will provide you with a systematic understanding of the field of computer networks, encompassing a range of perspectives including: the underlying principles of how they, and associated technologies, work; the way these principles are put into practice in industry-standard network products; and the practical aspects of running a mission-critical network within real organisations.


Year one modules may include: Introduction to Computers and Network Systems, Web Content Creation, Technologies in Context, Database Systems, Introduction to Windows Programming, Professional Development and Practices. Year two modules include: Mobile and Internet Television Streaming, Principles and Concepts of Network Technologies, Routing and Switching, Digital Communication Systems Group Design Project, Mobile Networking and Network Simulation, System Administration. Year three modules may include: Advanced Routing and Switching, The WAN and Global Networks, Business Practice and Employability, Information Security, Project for Computer Networks.

University of Salford

On campus

The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 79%
Student score 75% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
14% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
338 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 87% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k LOW
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade — employers really pay attention to the class of your degree and a low grade will serious hit your prospects. But you can get a job on pretty much any industry in the country with a computing degree - and organisation with an IT system and a web site needs graduates in this discipline - and many employers report difficulty in finding graduates. So most students do get jobs, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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