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School of Science

Computer Science

Your careers team

Sally Western, Careers Consultant

Based in the Bridgeman Building, Sally can support you with:

  • Using careers guidance to help you to explore your career options during 30 minute careers consultations.
  • Answering quick queries during 15 minute Quick Advice careers appointments.  
  • Mock interviews to help you prepare via a consultation.
  • My Loughborough Journey presentations and workshops within departments.
  • Workshops on topics such as CVs and interview techniques.

Claire Tidmarsh, Employability Development Officer

Based in the Bridgeman building, Claire can support you with:

  • Finding and applying for jobs, placements and opportunities. She has weekly bookable 15 minute appointments both in Bridgeman Building and within your departments that you can book on Careers Online.
  • Claire also sends a regular “Science: Your Careers Update” email tailored to your school which you can feedback on or ask any questions. 

Gill Clarke, Careers Consultant

Based in the Bridgeman Building, and with primary responsibility for the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Gill supports Sally within the School of Science.


Dr Christian Dawson, Placement Tutor, and Judith Poulton, Placement Administrator

Based in the David Davies Building, Christian and Judith can help you with:

Key skills developed during your degree

  • Enterprise
  • Leadership and communication
  • Numeracy
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Teamwork
  • Technology practice

Career options

Careers directly related to Computer Science:

  • Applications Developer
  • Games Developer
  • Information Systems Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Technical Support Officer
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Network Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer

Careers where your degree would be useful:

  • Business Analyst
  • Freelancing
  • IT sales consultant
  • IT trainer
  • Project Manager
  • Self-employment
  • Technical Author

Further study

Further study at Loughborough University:

The School of Science offers MSc programmes which have been developed with input from UK and international organisations, ensuring their commercial relevance and equipping students with the practical skills sought by employers. 

The School of Science also offers Research degree opportunities and continues to have a positive impact in such diverse areas as wireless communications, multimedia, logistics, healthcare, the emergency services, transport, surveillance and the environment, amongst others.

Further study elsewhere:

Popular areas of Further Study:

This is according to Loughborough University’s DLHE Statistics between 2011/12 – 2013/14:

  • PhD - Computer science
  • PhD - Digital Medical Imaging
  • MSc - Banking and Financial Markets
  • MSc - Mathematical Finance
  • MSc - Advanced Computer Science

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Computer Science graduates do?

Six months after graduating in 2016…

For Computer Science

  • Main activity: 97.1% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only)
  • Mean salary: £28,685 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only)
  • Quality of employment: Of those in full time employment 96.5% were in professional level roles (UK & EU students) and of these:        
  • Sectors: 46.6% were in information and communication, 19.0% were in financial and insurance activities, 10.3% were in professional, scientific and technical activities, 3.4% were in public administration and defence, 3.4% were in human health and social work activities, 3.4% were in arts, entertainment and recreation, 3.4% were in transport and storage, 3.4% were in manufacturing, 1.7% were in construction, 1.7% were in wholesale and retail trade, 1.7% were in accommodation and food service activities, and 1.7% were in other service activities
  • Location: 50.0% were working in Greater London, 16.1% were in South East England, 12.5% were in the East of England, 7.1% were in South West England, 3.6% were in the West Midlands, 1.8% were in North West England, and 8.9% remained in the East Midlands.

Employers included:

Accenture, ASOS, BAE Systems, Blue Bay Asset Management, BT, Civica, Civil Service, Foresprock, Nomura, Sky.

Roles included:

Analyst, Associate Software Engineer, Computer Programmer, Computer Skills Support, Graduate Developer, Search Engine Analyst, Software Engineer, Sports Platform Java Developer, Technical Consultant, Technology Analyst.

Further Study included:

PhD Flood Evacuation Planning, MSc Sports and Business Innovation, MSc Information Management and Business Technology, MSc Speech and Language Processing, MCSD Solutions Developer.

Further information

  • eGEMS gives access to destinations information for Loughborough graduates at school and course level.
  • View Graduate Profiles from this department

Resources to research career areas

Websites:

Search and talk to professionals working in related fields on Lboro Connect, our networking community exclusively for Loughborough University students and alumni.

Resources to find work experience, placements and graduate jobs

Students have the option of taking a year-long placement in industry which provides an invaluable opportunity to develop their professional and technical skills further. We will deliver talks in your department and offer one-to-one appointments to help you with the recruitment process for this. You will also receive regular “Science: Your Careers Update” emails from Claire. These will include graduate jobs, internships, placements, work experience and upcoming events tailored to your school.

Additionally, we advertise many opportunities for summer internships and encourage students to gain experience valuable in the workplace through extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, committee memberships, work-shadowing and part-time work.

Computer Science specific websites:

Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Professional bodies:

Sector and labour market information (LMI):