Are you longing for a change in career?
You’re not alone. Research has revealed a sizeable difference between early professional aspirations and reality, with nearly half of adults wanting to make a change.
So maybe the time’s right to try something new?
Time to enter the digital workforce
Our world is changing, and having a digital skillset is paramount in today's economy – no matter what the business or sector. Three-quarters of digital leaders in the UK report that emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, are changing their organisations and helping them to become more competitive.
As a result of this relentless demand for progress, the digital skills gap in the UK is on the rise. Data from the CBI shows that over two-thirds of companies are struggling to fill vacancies for digital roles. This lack of talent means they’re losing around £63bn a year.
The good news is that with demand for digital skills at an all-time high, employers are prepared to pay above the market rate – on average two-thirds more - for the right talent.
Keep your options open
Unless you know the exact job you want, and the specific qualification you need in order to secure that role, it pays to keep your options open. Our online MSc Computer Science degree helps you do precisely this.
Unlike some qualifications that focus purely on theoretical learning, this course is led by a practicing group of influential computer scientists. They have specifically designed the content to expose you to the fundamental principles of computing within real-life scenarios, and through sharing insight from some of the industry’s major technology organisations.
Working with you, our skilled lecturers will share computational models, theories and methodologies, and introduce you to emerging ideas within AI, human computer interaction, cybersecurity and programming.
You’ll gain a fresh, highly-desirable skillset that can be applied to most technical roles; it’s what placed our computer science undergraduates first for employability in computer science and information systems by The Guardian’s University Guide 2020.
Designed to fit around your life
Choosing to study for a postgraduate degree may not initially seem viable. Life is probably very different from when you studied for your undergraduate degree due to work, family and other personal commitments.
Selecting our Computer Science online MSc gives you the option of flexible learning so you can study in a way that can fit around your existing lifestyle. Students enrolling on our online courses benefit from a more immersive experience since they have a multitude of resources at their fingertips. The University’s extensive online library, innovative online tools and the specially-designed Virtual Learning Environment are all opened to you on day one, and remain available 24/7 throughout your course.
But don’t be fooled into thinking online learning means studying alone. When you study online with the University of Bath, you’re welcomed into our global community of academics and learners. By engaging with our diverse community, you’ll have the networking opportunity to collaborate with your peers in other countries and of different cultures to gain an international perspective and broaden your career prospects further.
To find out more about what our Computer Science online MSc could help you achieve, please fill in our online form to request more information.