Internationally, computer scientists are in the highest-earning category of graduates. Many go straight into well-paid careers such as; computer programmer; software developer; systems analyst; software engineer; technical consultant and web designer. Some reach senior management and directorial positions, as in the case of a former student who became game development manager for one of the largest games producers in the UK.
Our degrees have excellent career prospects: over 90% of graduates go onto graduate level jobs. Graduate employers include Siemens, BAE Systems, BT, Unilever, Royal Bank of Scotland and Guardian Media Group.
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- BAE Systems
- Guardian Media Group
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.
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.