5 reasons to study computer science at Bath

From a great student experience to graduate job prospects, there are lots of reasons to study computer science at Bath. Here are our top 5.

1. Great student experience

We offer a supportive, well-equipped and creative environment to help you reach your full potential.


What our students say

Current students talk about what it's like studying computer science at Bath.


2. Year-long work placements

Take advantage of our strong links with industry and go on a placement as part of your studies.


Most of our students go on placement and about half of them get a job offer from their placement employer.

We have links with some of the industry’s leading companies. Recent employers include Accenture, Imagination Technologies, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and Google.

Our specialist placements team offers dedicated support when you're looking for a placement and throughout your placement year.

The average salary of placement students in 2016/17 was £23,690 and the highest paid salary was £40,000.

3. Taught by top researchers

Our staff are active researchers in their field.


With teaching staff heavily engaged in research, you can be sure the course will be kept up to date and you'll benefit from discussions around the latest thinking in computer science. It's inspiring to be taught by someone who's an expert in their field.

We have research strengths in four areas:

You'll choose a final year project in one of these areas, working closely with an active researcher in the field.

‘My favourite part of the course was definitely the final year project.’
Alex Whaley BSc Computer Science (2017)

4. Excellent job prospects

We're ranked 1st for graduate prospects for computer science in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.


We're also ranked 2nd for graduate prospects for computer science in the Complete University Guide 2019 and 2nd for employability for computer science & information systems in the Guardian University Guide 2019.

"The breadth of the course and the detail covered in the individual units offered by Bath was excellent, and has prepared me effectively for my return to PayPal as a graduate." Patrick Millais, BSc Computer Science with placement


5. Highly ranked course and university

We are a top 10 UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence.


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