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
- Web Usability
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.