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Where computer science can take you

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Why a computer science degree is an excellent career move

Warwick computer science graduates are highly sought after by premier graduate employers, who appreciate the rigor and industrial relevance of our degree courses.

This means that you will have a great deal of freedom in deciding on your career path, often with a host of exciting options open to you on graduation.

We have excellent relationships with leading international organisations in industry and academia. In addition to sustaining excellent student employability, we regularly utilise these relationships in our taught degrees, providing students with experience of real-world problems and exposure to leading professionals in science, technology, engineering, finance and government.

Sectors popular with our students include:

  • Software engineering
  • Technical consultancy
  • Financial services

The strength of our relationships with industrial and academic organisations allows you to spend a year in industry, undertake summer internships, and study abroad. Please note that spending a year studying abroad or working overseas is subject to relevant visa regulations.

Supporting your development

We work closely with the university’s Student Opportunity Centre to offer guidance and support on graduate employment, including application reviews, interview preparation and one-to-one advice. We also have a dedicated departmental careers consultant. In addition to the University’s careers fairs, you will benefit from departmental careers events including our annual flagship “Computing Your Career”, where we host multinational organisations with whom we have long-standing partnerships.

leading employers visit campus each year for careers fairs or sector-specific events

The median earnings of Warwick’s UK domiciled first-degree graduates for Computing, five years after finishing their degree was GBP 46,700*

*(Based on PAYE earnings of those employed in the UK, taken from the Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset for the 17/18 tax year.)

Warwick Computer Science undergraduates whose main employment was in the UK were in high skilled occupations*

*(Derived from the Graduate Outcomes survey of 2017/18 graduates, at approximately 15 months after completion.)

Dedicated advice

You will have access to a professionally qualified Careers Consultant who can offer advice and guidance specific to your needs.

Alumni experience

 I gained several skills from my time studying Computer Science at Warwick including how to network, how to be more social, improved organisation and time management and most of my coding ability and knowledge that I utilise now. All of this, alongside my own motivation, self-taught skills and work with start-ups and as a web development contractor have helped me get to where I am today. 

- Hamish, Computer Science BSc student 2014-2017, and Computer Science MSc student 2017-18
Now: Big Data Developer at Barclays