Computer Science BSc (Hons) (Foundation) (4 year route with Carmel College)

Key information

  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: G408
  • Year of entry: 2023

Career prospects

Computer science graduates are among the highest-earners globally: there is a huge demand from industry for computer programmers, data scientists, artificial intelligence researchers, systems analysts, software engineers, technical consultants and web developers. In 2016, six out of the 10 best performing global companies had a focus on information technology.

Over 90% of Liverpool’s computer science graduates go onto well-paid graduate jobs and careers such as: computer programmer; software developer; systems analyst; software engineer; technical consultant; web designer.

Recent employers

  • BAE Systems
  • BT
  • Guardian Media Group
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Siemens
  • Unilever.

Work experience opportunities

Our programmes “with a Year in Industry” offer you the opportunity to strengthen employment prospects by putting your computing skills into practice in the workplace. In addition, you may also have the opportunity to work with a commercial partner as part of your final year project, allowing you to gain valuable experience for when you graduate.

Postgraduate opportunities

We offer both taught and research MSc programmes leading to the degrees of MPhil and PhD. These draw on staff specialisms within the Department’s two main pillars of research, ‘Algorithms’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence’. The focused research groups that are underpinned by these pillars are recognised internationally for their research excellence, and have strong links with institutions both in the UK and abroad.

Qualifying you for life

A degree from the Department of Computer Science will prepare you for life with:

  • Effective information retrieval, management and organisational skills
  • The ability to use general IT facilities effectively
  • The ability to manage your own learning and development
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a development team.

Duncan Edwards
Computer Information Systems BSc (Hons)

RCD IT Solutions Ltd

The opportunities presented to me at Liverpool have equipped me with a working knowledge of the business world and also with many key business contacts. Students are encouraged to participate in projects dealing with real companies; it was through one such project that I met two other graduates with whom I have since set up a software design company.