Computer Science and Creative Technology graduate destinations


of our Computer Science and Creative Technologies graduates are in work or further study after 15 months*

*The structure and coverage of this survey are determined by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) employment indicator 2020/21, published in March 2023.

Great graduate careers

The majority of our Computer Science and Creative Technology graduates go into jobs related to their degree specialism. Thanks to the transferable skills and experiences they develop through our courses, they find careers in:

  • Business Consultancy
  • Business Intelligence
  • Cloud Consultancy
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Forensics
  • Games Programming
  • Infrastructure Architecture
  • IT Analysis
  • Programming
  • Project Management
  • Security Consultancy
  • SOC Analysis
  • Software Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Teaching.

Some graduates also develop varied portfolio careers or become self-employed. Jobs include:

  • App Developer
  • Designer and Developer
  • Games Programmer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Video Editor
  • Web Developer.

Top graduate employers

Graduates work with leading public and private sector organisations across the country, as well as small to medium-sized enterprises. We have employer partners who shape our courses, advise students on careers and provide internships or work experience. Graduates find jobs with our partners as well as these employers:

Further study

Some graduates go on to study subjects such as cyber security, artificial intelligence, information technology, data science, information management, robotics, commercial games development, advanced technologies and teacher training.

Recognised by industry

To make sure that our students' degrees will equip them with the right knowledge and skills for work, we seek accreditation by professional bodies for many of our courses. This means they will leave with industry-relevant qualifications and exemptions from professional body examinations in many cases.

Find out more about our Computer Science and Creative Technologies courses

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Career support throughout your degree

From the moment our students start, they get careers information and advice – from employers, our careers team, and their tutors. So, by the time they graduate, they will be equipped with the experience, contacts and skills to succeed in their chosen careers.

Work experience and placements

Work experience is vital in today's crowded jobs market. And while our students are here, we provide one-to-one support to help them find experience that fits their career plans.

Placement students are more likely to go into high-level graduate jobs and have a higher average starting salary. As well providing students with support in their search for a placement, our students will be prepared through tailored workshops. Previous students have secured a year-long placement at employers including: Airbus, Avco Systems, BAE Systems, BlueVenn, Boeing, Brightside Group Plc, Glaxosmith Kline, Hargreaves Lansdown, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Met Office, Microsoft, Ministry of Defence, Xerox, Zircon Software.

Find out more about placements.

Our volunteering team will help students develop valuable skills through opportunities such as teaching IT skills, robotics or technical subjects in the community. Find out more about volunteering at UWE Bristol.

Other opportunities

Outreach and engagement opportunities give students the chance to take part in work with schools, colleges and industry.

Exhibitions such as our annual College of Arts, Technology and Environment Degree Show attract employers from across the region. This is the perfect opportunity to show employers work and network with potential employers.

Jobs fairs – We organise general and industry-focused job fairs throughout the year. This is the perfect opportunity to meet with employers who are looking to fill both placement-year and graduate job vacancies. Many of our students find their first job from attending these fairs.

Specialist careers support

Careers advice and coaching is available for each department. The Careers Service provide input into the curriculum and alongside degree programmes, giving up-to-date labour market and graduate destination information, as well as coaching for students in their professional development planning.

Students are emailed a fortnightly newsletter with news of top work-based learning opportunities, and can access the UWE Bristol Careers Toolkit which includes access to our services, a job search engine, resources, videos and employer information. Students can also come along to our twice daily careers drop-in or schedule a one-to-one with our dedicated team. We also arrange regular presentations and Q&As from leading sector employers. It doesn't end when students graduate.

Students are emailed a weekly newsletter with news of opportunities and have access to cloud-based career resources. They can also come along to our twice daily careers drop-in or schedule a one-to-one with our dedicated team. We also arrange regular presentations and Q&As from leading sector employers.

It doesn't end when students graduate. Alumni can access our full careers services for up to three years after graduation.

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