Careers Network

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School of Science

Computer Science

Information on Data Science jobs and salaries (useful for both MSc Data Science students and Computer Science undergraduates interested in this field) can be found here:

Your careers team

Careers Network is here to support you by providing information, advice, guidance, events and opportunities to enable you to secure placements, work experience, self-employment and graduate careers.

Working closely with your academic school, our team of experts ensures that every student has access to careers advice.  As well as large careers fairs, we hold sector-specific events, involving employers and Loughborough alumni, to help you make valuable connections and secure high-quality placements and graduate roles. 

To find out more about what we do and how we can support you, visit Meet the teams

Details of the Placements Officers for your school can be found here.

We look forward to supporting throughout your Loughborough journey.

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:

Committed to providing the best teaching and learning environment, students within the Department of Computer Science benefit not only from excellent facilities and world-class cutting edge research carried out by staff, but from our enviable international industry links. Our Industry Liaison Committee represents leading UK and international companies, providing regular input to curriculum development, career advice to students and additional teaching resources.

For more information please visit the Department of Computer Science Postgraduate study page

Further study elsewhere:

Popular areas of Further Study:

This is according to Loughborough University’s most recent 2017 DLHE Statistics:

  • MSc Advanced Computer Science
  • MA Business Psychology
  • Sound Engineering
  • MSc Internet Computing and Network Security

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Computer Science graduates do?

Graduates from this subject area have gone on to destinations where:

Employers included:

Arm LTD, ASOS, Atos, BAE Systems, BBC, GSK, IBM, Llamasoft, Ministry of Defence, Network Rail, PA Consulting, Severn Trent Water, Thales Group.

Roles included:

Cyber Security Analyst, Digital Marketing Executive, Graduate Bid and Project Manager, Insurance Underwriting Associate, IT Consultant, Learning & Development Coordinator, Management Consultant, Operations Analyst, Project Manager in Cyber Security, R&D Software Engineer, Software Developer, Software Engineer, Trainee Finance Adviser, Web Designer.

Further Study included:

Artificial Intelligence, MA Business Psychology, MSc Advanced Computer Science, MSc Advanced Computer Science, MSc Business Analytics, MSc Business Psychology, MSc Finance and Management, MSc Internet Computing and Network Security, Multi Engine Commercial Pilots Licence MCPL, PGCE – SCITT, PhD in Computer Science, Sound Engineering.

Further information:

For more information on companies graduates work for, industry links and career opportunities, visit the subject area page of the University website.  You can also find out what our students say in our student stories of personal journeys through and beyond Loughborough and track the career journeys and Loughborough experiences of some of our alumni.

Resources to research career areas


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.

We have recently produced a PDF containing links to useful websites to help you search for careers related to your degree. Click below to access the document:

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.

  • Careers Online - Our website for vacancies and opportunities and internally through your department.
  • Year In Industry – This organisation can help match you to industrial placements. It's free to use for our students.           
  • Gradcracker - Search for internships, placements and graduate opportunities.
  • TargetJobs - Browse opportunities, career sectors, internships and careers advice.
  • Prospects - Search for graduate jobs.
  • Talentview Aviation and Talentview Construction industry related graduate jobs and opportunities listed here
  • STEM Graduates - Search for STEM specific graduate jobs.
  • Ask in your department.

Computer Science specific websites:

Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Professional bodies:

Sector and labour market information (LMI):