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What can I do with a Computing degree?

Thinking about studying a Computing degree? If so, you’ve picked an exciting and ground-breaking field. Technology has become increasingly more influential and an integral part of our lives. Advancements in the digital age have made computing one of the most thriving industries to work in. Computing infiltrates every aspect of our everyday life and with new inventions and chances for innovation, embarking on a career in computing has never been so exciting.

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Previously when you’d think of careers in computing you might associate common employers to be IT consultancies or IT providers. However, most businesses rely on computers. This means you shouldn’t restrict your thinking when it comes to jobs with a computing degree. Nowadays, computing careers can begin in sectors such as financial services, aerospace and defence, manufacturing, public and third sectors, telecommunications and more.

Computing degrees combine theory and practical study, providing you with a number of skills employers will find desirable. Below you’ll find just a few of the career paths you can embark on.

Computer Science and Programming

Our Computer Science and Programming degrees will give you the knowledge to create exciting and useful things like smart phones, self-driving cars and 3D printed prosthetic limbs. They will provide you with the ability to solve problems and translate solutions to code, as well as the ability to explain problems to technical and non-technical audiences. Careers with these degrees can include:

Simulation Specialist: You will develop worlds for virtual testing for industries such as Aerospace, Medical, or even the Army. Using interactive 3D visualisations, you will be able to show real-life situations that in reality is not possible. Our Computer Games Technology degree will not only provide you with the knowledge and experience to work within the gaming industry, but a range of different industries too. Read our blog to find out more about what you can do with a Computer Games degree.

Software Engineer: a career as a software engineer will involve working in a constantly evolving environment. With continuous advancements in technology you’ll need to stay up to date. Your role will include maintaining, creating and improving systems to meet the needs of the employer.  

Secure Computer Networks

Our computer networks courses will provide you with the skills needed to understand exactly how the internet works, and teach you how to build, manage and secure large networks. Upon graduating, you could work for a wide range of employers. Careers include:

Forensic Computer analyst: you’ll investigate cybercrime including data breaches, security incidents and other online criminal activities. You could work for the police, law enforcement agencies, specialist computer forensics companies or other large companies such as those in finance. Watch our online seminars to learn more about ethical hacking and cyber-crime vs digital forensics.

Systems Analyst: A systems analyst will modify and enhance existing systems and integrate new features to help improve business efficiency.

Careers in these industries also include Network Manager, Network Engineer and Security Specialist.

Information and Web Technology

Studying an information and web technology course will equip you with skills to tackle business problems with efficient tech solutions. Learn how to get under the skin of business structures and engineer business processes using technology, for optimum transformation.

Degrees such as Business Information Technology and Computing and Information Technology are well matched for this industry. Careers you can embark on include, database administrator, IT consultant, IT technical support officer, systems analysts, application analyst and more.

There is a wide range of employers requiring the skills gained from these degrees. Employers can be found in the non-profit sector. They include local and central government, education, charities and the NHS. Employers in the private sector can include software houses, IT consultancy firms, IT service providers and more.

If you’re looking to learn more about career prospects with a computing degree with us, visit our computing student stories page. Read all about what our graduates went on to do after completing their degrees, placement stories, and more.

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Our courses are all practice-led, giving you the chance to use industry-standard facilities that will prepare you for the real working world. Explore all of our Computing courses in more depth to help you choose which one is best for you.

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