Computer Science and Creative Technologies graduate destinations

95% 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:

  • Hewlett-Packard
  • CGI Group
  • Renishaw Engineering
  • Computershare
  • Smartstream Technology
  • Sword Apak
  • GE Aviation
  • Ernst and Yong
  • IBM.

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.

The Careers Service provides students with guidance on choosing further study courses, applying for a place, and preparation for interview (if required).

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 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.

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 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 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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