Computer Science and Creative Technologies graduate destinations

90% of UWE Bristol graduates in Computer Science and Creative Technologies work or are in further study after six months.

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.

Great graduate career opportunities

Computing graduates go into careers with specialist IT multinationals and IT departments of large corporations as well as SMEs and employers in engineering and the public sector. Jobs include:

  • Software Design and Engineering
  • IT Analysis and Support
  • Programming
  • IT Management and Consultancy
  • Web Development
  • Forensic Computing
  • Information Security.

Music Technology graduates go into careers with employers in the music industry as well as a range of other sectors. Jobs include:

  • Sound and Recording Engineering
  • Music Production
  • Video Games Sound Design
  • Performance Technician 
  • Software and Web Development.

Games Technology graduates go into jobs in the games industry as well as with many other companies. The roles include:

  • Games Development
  • Games Design
  • Programming
  • Software Development
  • Web Design
  • Management.

Graduate employers

We work with a large number of employers. As well as offering jobs to students on graduation, these help shape course content, and provide placements and work experience.

Graduates find placements and employment on graduation with a wide range of organisations including:

  • Airbus
  • Boeing Defence UK 
  • BT
  • CCL Forensics Ltd
  • Civil Service
  • Eduserv
  • Factory Studios 
  • GE  
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Mobile Pie
  • Nomensa
  • Oblique Films
  • Samsung. 

Further study

Some graduates go on to study subjects such as computer security, software engineering, information management, robotics, advanced games technology, advanced technologies, management, and teacher training, usually to teach at a secondary level.

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.

Placements and work experience

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 as help finding a placement, our students will be prepared through tailored workshops. 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.

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

Exhibitions such as our annual Faculty of Environment and Technology 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 run a Professional Development module as well as offering input across all levels to give up-to-date labour market and graduate destination information.

Students are emailed a bi-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 careers services up until three years after graduation.

Find out more about our courses

Computer Science courses   Creative Technologies courses

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