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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. This in turn has made computing a fast moving and exciting subject to study, which offers a broad range of career paths for when you graduate. But are you wondering what you can actually do with a Computing degree? Let us help.

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Studying computing is a varied field which is why we offer a range of computing degrees at BCU. We’ve split our BCU Computing courses into three main areas and explained how each course can shape your future.


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1. 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. Our degrees will give you the ability to solve problems and translate solutions to code, as well as the ability to explain problems to technical and non-technical audiences. 

Which Computing degree is best for me

Our Courses:

  • Computer Science: An all-round course which covers an array of subjects such as cyber-security, AI and mobile app development. This degree gives you a variety of career paths, like software engineer or security specialist or digital consultant.
  • Computer and Data Science: This course will help you build solid skills in computer programming and software engineering, and teach you how to apply modern scientific methods in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to real world problems. You could explore a career as a data scientist, machine learning engineer, software engineer or computer scientist.
  • Computer Forensics: Learn about ethical hacking, mobile device forensics, system security and much more. This degree is aimed at computer and network investigation and as a graduate, you could become a forensic analyst, network analyst or a network specialist. 
  • Computer Games Technology: This is a computer science programme built to equip you specifically with graphics and video animation skills. Discover more about CGI modelling and animation, 3D games programming and development, as well as mobile and network games. The career options available to you would range from games development, graphics and video systems, software engineering to consultancy. 

2. Secure Computer Networks

Did you know that there is currently a lack of network, network security and cyber-security engineers? 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 anywhere and for anyone. All companies and businesses have networks, so opportunities are all around you…

Which Computing degree is best for me

Our Courses:

  • Computer Networks: This is a broad based networks programme where you can explore topics such as wireless network technologies, software defined networks and cloud infrastructure. Quality learning is high, with Computer Networks being awarded 100% for overall student satisfaction* (NSS 2019). You could become a network manager, network engineer or network architect.
  • Computer Networks and Security: Learn how to hack and get paid for it: ethical hacking and information security skills are in high demand. This course is geared towards the security of networks and provide you with the skills to become a network security specialist or security consultant.
  • Cyber Security: This course has an emphasis on cyber-crime and law. You’ll get to learn more about security breaches and incidents. You’ll be equipped to succeed in meeting the cyber security challenges facing modern organisations in the 21st century. Progress into a career as a cyber-security engineer, network administrator or cyber security analyst.

3. 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. 

Our Courses:

  • Business Information Technology: This course is based around enterprise systems that enable businesses. Discover more about business information systems and modelling, application design and development, as well as IT innovation. Success rates are excellent on this course, with 94% of graduates in employment or further study within 6 months (DHLE 2016/17). You could end up as a business or systems analyst, or consultant.
  • Computing and Information Technology: This is an IT specialist course aimed at innovators where yoou can learn about cloud services, technological deployment and enterprise architectures. This degree gives you a variety of career paths in IT consultancy, IT administration or pre-post sales engineering. 

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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. We also ensure you are an employable graduate by offering you the chance to undertake a placement year. Plus, we’re pretty flexible… most of our courses have the same first year, which means you have the option to transfer before second year if you think a different Computing course seems more suited to you. Explore all of our Computing courses in more depth to help you choose which one is best for you.

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* Forbes "Global 2000: The World's Largest Public Companies 2019"

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