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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. Go on a year-long work placement

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.

Many of our placements are also paid, so you can earn valuable income to help support your studies.

3. Taught by top researchers

Our staff are active researchers in their field.


Most of our teaching staff are heavily engaged in research which means our courses are 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

All of our courses will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to embark on a successful career.


Our courses offer excellent graduate prospects. Recent roles include Product Manager at Atos, Cyber Security Analyst at Selex ES, Software Tester at Fujitsu and Software Developer at Imagination Technologies. You could also work in business, education and administration, or go on to further study, such as a PhD.

Find out more about what our graduates go on to do.

"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 including placement year

5. Highly ranked course and university

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


We're ranked 7th for student experience for computer science in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, and top 10 for course satisfaction for computer science & information systems in the Guardian University Guide 2022.

Bath is the 8th best university in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2022.

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