Computer Science graduate destinations
Computer Science graduates are in demand due to their high level of technical knowledge, as well as analytical, problem solving and project management skills.
Data obtained from
- Single and joint honours Computer Science courses (BSc and MEng), including those with study abroad
- Graduates from the UK
Responses were received from 49 graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 79%
|Most important activity||Percentage of graduates|
|Due to start work||2%|
Major sectors of employment are software houses and the service sector such as banking, insurance, accountancy, IT and management consultancy. Over the past few years, our graduates have also worked in technical roles for organisations such as the BBC, NHS and local government, and some have opted for self-employment.
|Employment sector||Number of graduates|
|Finance and insurance||2|
|Other sectors (6 sectors)||6|
Employers and occupations
Computer Scientists also enter careers not directly related to their degree as their skills are transferable into many different roles. Around 70% of graduate vacancies are open to graduates of any degree discipline, so there are a wide range of alternative opportunities. Graduates have therefore also entered careers in non-technical roles in sectors such as finance, marketing, advertising and the media.
Examples of employers
- Scott Logic
- JP Morgan
- Cisco Systems
Examples of occupations
- Graduate Developer
- Software Developer
- Software Engineer
- Technology Analyst
Seven graduates from 2016/17 went on to full-time further study, undertaking courses including Computer Science (PhD) and Advanced Computer Science (MPhil).
|Qualification type||Number of graduates|
|Postgraduate research degree||5|
|Postgraduate taught degree||1|
|No qualification aim||0|
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