Careers in computer science
Computer science is more than just knowing how to program. It’s about studying the core foundations of computing, managing real-world projects and preparing yourself to enter a field that’s constantly shaping the future.
Our graduates go on to a range of career destinations as IT professionals, with a range of skills allowing them to find work in a variety of fields from teaching to cyber security.
According to the National Student Survey 2017, 90% of our Computer Science BSc graduates were in a professional or managerial role six months after completing their course.
Roles for those with a degree in Computer Science can include:
- IT consultant
- IT System Administrator
- Software developer
- Database administrator
- IT Business analyst
- Mobile, Web and Games developer
- Cyber security consultant
- Technical writer
- Data Scientist
- Software Tester
Careers support at the University
The Leicester Award is a core component of your first year and is available to everyone. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from or whether you know where you want to go, the Leicester Award will help you to reach your potential.
The University's Career Development Service is made up of people with a huge amount of experience from all sectors and sizes of organisations. They are able to provide you with insight into a wide range of careers, help build employer relations and provide a personalised service to all those who we engage with.