Computer Science – a degree that can take you anywhere

Computer Science graduates are in high demand, and their future earning potential is fantastic.

The skills you develop on a Computer Science course are now the foundation of every aspect of modern life.

It’s one of the few career sectors guaranteed to be future proof, so if you’re into problem-solving and have a keen eye for detail it may well be right for you.

So why should you study Computer Science at the University of Bradford?

The links to industry

Computer Science courses at Bradford give you the skills employers want. They are designed with input from our Industry Advisory Board, which is made up of representatives from organisations like Microsoft, IBM, BBC and BT.

Our long-established links with these organisations mean that our students have outstanding placement opportunities. All our courses give you the option to take a ‘sandwich year’ – the opportunity to take up a placement year working in industry in your third year.

Placement years are normally paid, and are a brilliant chance to develop your skills in a professional environment and make contacts – often our graduates are snapped up by the organisations they work at on placement.

You won’t just be working with industry on your placements – our Computing Enterprise Centre is a collaborative hub for students and lecturers to work together to deliver real projects for industry partners.

The accreditation

All our computer science degrees, such as the BSc (Hons) Computer Science and BEng (Hons) Software Engineering, are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) – the Chartered Institute for IT – a mark of quality that employers value which will help you stand out as a graduate. You can also apply for membership of BCS once you graduate.

Our student society PISOC was the first-ever BCS Student Chapter, and continues to go from strength to strength. Last year’s events included a couple of gamathons, a day trip to the Cambridge Computer Museum, a BCS pen-testing lecture and workshop, Linux install workshops and tonnes of geeky fun.

The scope and flexibility

Our Computer Science courses share a common first year, which means you get a broad understanding of the principals of the subject before you specialise. If during your first year you feel a different course suits your interests, abilities or career plans better you can switch to an alternative course.

It also means you get to know your fellow Computer Science students really well, whatever course they do.

Convinced? Apply now to start in September 2020. And from here, you can go anywhere.

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