Computer science career paths

Computer science skills are essential to nearly every modern business the world over, making MSc Computer Science graduates highly coveted by major employers. Computer science career prospects are especially good for professionals in the UK, where "demand for tech jobs was 42% higher in June 2021 than at the same time in 2019.1

Our online computer science course helps you develop the knowledge and transferable skills for careers in IT consultancy, software development, banking, and education. You could also apply your skills to different types of computer science careers, such as those in HR, legal, finance, and sales, which made up 36% of jobs in UK's digital tech economy in 2021.1 Alternatively, computer science opens up opportunities for further study at PhD or EngD level.

'Studying a degree online gives me the freedom to continue working full-time while I study. I don’t have to sacrifice my current job to improve my future prospects and I find that my colleagues are often interested in what I’m learning too.’
Jess Crees, Computer Science online MSc student

What our graduates do next

After studying our master’s in computer science, potential computer science job opportunities include:

  • games developer
  • information systems manager
  • IT consultant
  • multimedia programmer
  • network engineer
  • software developer
  • systems developer

Where our graduates go on to work

Graduates from the Department of Computer Science have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • Imagination Technologies
  • Electronic Arts
  • BAE Systems
  • KPMG
  • Web Usability
  • Nokia

Build your network

Many students who choose to study our Computer Science online MSc work in different areas and are based in various global locations. Students on our online MSc work for a range of different organisations including Barclays, Capgemini, Cisco Systems, EDF, EY, Facebook, Google, HM Government, HSBC, IBM, JP Morgan Chase & Co., NATO, SAP and Siemens.

You can build your network throughout the online MSc in Computer Science, as you will get the opportunity to interact and virtually meet your fellow students during your time studying with the University of Bath. There are weekly activities and discussion forums for you to engage with your peers and enhance your learning experience.

Our students are also from a diverse range of backgrounds, including approximately 15% coming from an engineering background, 12% of whom are developers, 8% analysts, 7% managers, and 5% consultants. Given the opportunity to hear about their unique experiences, you can dive deeper into the field and boost your potential for varied computer science degree career options.

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Gain the right skills

Thanks to our relationship with the Institute of Coding, the University of Bath is privileged to receive regular contributions from prospective employers. The Institute of Coding is an initiative made up of a consortium of universities and corporations dedicated to plugging the digital skills gap. This connection provides valuable insight into the skillset sought by today’s employers in the computing world. This means you’ll gain the skills that are most in demand.

With computer science forming an essential part of a number of key industries, our MSc graduates are highly sought after by employers. Our emphasis on exploring the fundamental principles of computer science - and its application in real-life settings - will prepare you for each new challenge and you will gain the knowledge and transferable skills for a career in a range of industries.

Dr Michael Wright

  1. “Jobs and Skills Report,” Tech Nation. Retrieved February 17, 2022, from