Careers and employability

Our long history of strong industry links relfects in our excellent graduate employability record. In the Department of Computer Science students are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue diverse, exciting and rewarding graduate careers.

Our courses are informed by industry partners and accrediting bodies such as TechSkills and the British Computer Society to ensure courses are relevant to the needs of industries and graduates are highly employable.

We pride ourselves in the combination of practical and theoretical experience you will gain throughout your studies, along with the opportunity to tailor the course with topics you are passionate about. This allows for the development of a wide range of transferable skills, equipping you with the skill set you need to stand out in the competitive market for graduate jobs.

Through our professional placement scheme and opportunities for industry-based final year projects, the Department also provides opportunities for students make industry contacts and secure employment.

As such, students from across our courses have been able to gain employment in a wide range of roles and organisations after graduation. Although the majority go on to work in the information and communication or the financial sector, graduates have been able to apply their skills in a variety of contexts.


Graduate destinations

  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Atos
  • Cap Gemini
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Nomura
  • Fujitsu
  • Sky
  • PwC
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Amazon Web Service
  • BBC
  • Bank of America
  • Delloitte
  • Accedo
  • Automation Consultants
  • Engage ESM
  • Civil Service
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Dyson
  • BAE Systems
  • Goldman Sachs

Example roles

Here are some of the jobs our graduates have gone into:

  • Software Engineer/Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • Technical/IT Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • App Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Technology Analyst

Source: Graduate Outcomes 2020, 2021, 2022.