Computer Science

What will I gain from my subject?

The skills and experience you develop through your education and extra-curricular experiences are highly valued by employers, and crucial to your effective contribution in the workplace. You will be able to solve commercial, industrial and scientific problems, research and present potential solutions logically and with clarity, apply theory and concepts to a variety of contexts.

What can I do with my subject?

There are a great many possibilities open to graduates, and a Computer Science degree can be applied to a wide range of possibilities. Have a look further down this page for information on what our Computer Science Graduates do.

Specific skills gained by Computer Science students such as data analysis, problem solving, project management, technical and programming skills, are highly sought after by employers. Some students and graduates decide to specialise in a specific subject through postgraduate study, while others move into graduate employment.

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Graduate profiles

Find out what graduates and postgraduates say about Aberystwyth University, the course/s they studied and what they're doing now by reading our graduate profiles.

What help is available?

You have a dedicated links Careers Consultant who works closely with your department to provide support, advice and information. Careers workshops and events are held in your department to promote work experience opportunities, support career planning and network with professionals working in the creative industries. A central careers education programme is also delivered and postgraduates have access to the Postgraduate Skills Training programme.You are welcome to drop into the Careers Service for further support and information anytime.

Where do I start looking for work experience and graduate jobs?

Below is a list of resources which provide a good starting point when searching for work experience and graduate work related to your degree.

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What do Aber graduates do?

Our Computer Science graduates move into roles in sectors such as Web Development, Software Development, Design and Engineering.

Below are some examples of roles our Computer Science Graduates have moved into:
  • Administrator
  • Analyst
  • Programmer
  • App Developer
  • Application Support
  • Business Intelligence Data Analyst
  • Coach Education Co-ordinator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Data Technician
  • Developer and System Administrator
  • Digital Forensics and Hi-tech Crime Officer
  • E-Commerce Analyst
  • Game Developer
  • Graduate IT Consultant
  • Graduate Test Engineer
  • Head Developer
  • Infrastructure Support and Development Officer
  • Interface Designer
  • iPhone Developer
  • IT Consultant
  • Laboratory Engineer
  • Mobile Java Games Developer
  • Network Engineer
  • PHP Application Developer
  • Platform Technical Support
  • Project Coordinator
  • R & D Engineer
  • Research Database Administrator
  • Research Fellow
  • Security Consultant
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Product Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • System Developer
  • Teacher
  • Technical Analyst
  • Visual Communications Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Website Designer
 Here are some examples of employers Computer Science Graduates have gained positions with:
  • AA & G Management
  • Admiral
  • Aerosystems International
  • BAE Systems
  • BT
  • Can Media
  • Capgemini
  • CCL Forensics
  • Coda Software Ltd
  • Connect Distribution
  • Credit Suisse
  • DS Engineering
  • Endsleigh Insurance
  • Feral Interactive
  • Fidessa
  • Focus Solutions
  • Fujitsu Services
  • GloverSure
  • HM Government Communications
  • IBM
  • Intermark
  • JustSearch
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Lognito Ltd
  • MBN International
  • Ministry of Defence
  • National Health Service
  • National Library of Wales
  • Nokia Digital Spy
  • Nokia Solutions and Networks
  • Orange FT
  • Pixel Mags Inc
  • Planet Media UK
  • Postillion
  • QinetiQ
  • Renishaw plc
  • Rockstar Games
  • SCL Internet
  • Sun Microsystems
  • T-Mobile