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BSc Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction) with Industrial Experience / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

Career opportunities

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Dr Duncan Hull explains how our Industrial Experience Programme supports your future

The world needs Computer Scientists, and as a graduate of the University of Manchester you will be in particularly high demand. One of the few Universities Most Targeted by Graduate Employers in 2021 , we equip students with the ability to tackle real-world problems and innovate for the future.

Example careers:

  • Actuary
  • AI Engineer
  • Banker 
  • Cloud Computing Engineer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Games Designer and/or Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Web Designer and/or Developer
  • And many more 

96% of our BSc Computer Science HCI withIndustrial Experience graduates are employed or engaged in further study within 15 months and typically enjoy a starting salary of £36,000 or above (Graduate Outcomes Survey). Opportunities exist in fields as diverse as finance, films and games, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, consumer products, and public services - covering virtually all areas of business and society.

Which employers actively target our graduates?

  • CERN
  • EA Games
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • And many more

Your industrial placement will be one of the most effective ways to enhance employability. Increasingly, organisations are looking for graduates who can demonstrate they have first-hand, real-world experience.

Accrediting organisations

This course is fully recognised by the BCS - the British Computer Society.

Upon completing your BSc (Hons), you will fully meet the requirements for Chartered IT Professional status (CITP) and partially meet those for Chartered Engineer status (CEng).

Explore where students have spent their internships on our Graduate Jobs and Industrial Experience Map .

Like to learn more about life after University of Manchester? Be inspired by our Women in Computer Science page, hear from our graduates on the Department Blog , and get useful careers advice via our very own Podcast .