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, 6 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 with companies like Siemens, BAE Systems, BT, Unilever, Royal Bank of Scotland and Guardian Media Group. Some graduates reach senior management and directorial positions, others enter into self-employment via consultancy agencies or within their own start-up companies, and some choose to continue their studies at masters or PhD level and embark on a research career in academia or industry.
Many graduates go straight into well-paid careers such as: computer programmer; software developer; systems analyst; software engineer; technical consultant; web designer
- BAE Systems
- Guardian Media Group
- Royal Bank of Scotland
Work experience opportunities
We offer both taught MSc programmes and research 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 focussed 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.
We offer both taught MScs and research leading to the degrees of MPhil and PhD. These draw on staff specialisms in the areas of Computational Complexity Theory and Algorithms, Multi-Agent Systems, Computational Logic, and Economics and Computation. All these groups 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.
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.