So… you’ve just finished your college studies and are looking to study computing at university? Well, the good news is that almost all universities in the UK offer a degree in Computing or Information Technology.
A lot has changed in the computing and technology industries over the past decade or so, and this is reflected in the variety of degrees that are available in this area.
Below are some of the main computer-related degrees that you can study at university alongside some of their main modules:
It is used to be the case that many students used to consider a degree in computer science to be a “safe option” but over the past few years, unfortunately, the trend has gone the opposite direction.
In the UK, the unemployment rates for computing graduates are the highest of all the subjects, mainly due to concerns from industry about the skills, agility and work-readiness of graduates.
Having said that, each year there are thousands of computing students who graduate and go on to earn high salaries.
There are many factors that can influence your success in the industry:
Therefore, it is wise to step back and ask yourself the questions: Am I passionate about Computing? Is this subject right for me? Do I have the ability to study a highly technical subject? Where do I want to be in five years time?
The answers to these questions will ultimately determine whether studying computing at university is the right option for you.