Computers are everywhere in modern life and some of the most interesting opportunities are open to those who really know about computing and information systems. Indeed, the advent of pervasive ‘big data’ is changing the way every company works and Informatics is at the heart of this revolution.
When you graduate from the School, you leave as a qualified professional, a computer scientist or software engineer. You will have the practical skills required for your profession, for example, you can build a computing system. More importantly, you are not just a programmer: you understand the underlying concepts of computer science.
Our degrees will also provide you with a set of transferable skills such as time management, team work, communication, self-directed learning, networking and decision making. These are just the sorts of skills that employers look for in their recruits.
While a degree from the School of Informatics can open the door to a wide range of careers, most of our graduates make direct vocational use of their degree and work in the IT industry. However, we are also proud to say, that a number of our graduates are passionate computer scientists who go into further training and study either with us or elsewhere.
We also have a very strong start up community which is supported by the School’s Informatics Ventures Team. Informatics Ventures are based within the School and are dedicated to helping students, researchers and others develop their business ideas and bring them to the market. Some of our graduates have started multi-million pound businesses with help and advice from the School and from institutions such as Scottish Enterprise.
We also have close links to a great number of employers who regularly present to our students about vacancies and openings. Some of these companies also offer prizes and scholarships, see:
Data from UNISTAT below shows where our graduates go after leaving university.
|Average salary six months after the course||£25,000|
|Typical salary range||£20,000 - £27,000|
|after six months||£21,000.00 (salary range: £17,000.00 - £25,000.00)|
|after 40 months||£27,000.00 (salary range: £22,000.00 - £32,000.00)|
The vast majority of our graduates go on to professional jobs after graduating:
Some examples of the type of jobs and employers that our alumni go on to work at:
|Example of Jobs||Example of Employers|
|Data Developer||Sky Scanner|
|Technology Analyst||Bright Grey|
|Project Analyst||Bank of America|
|Test Engineer||Agilent Technologies|
|Applications Development Engineer||Deloitte|
For more information on what our graduates do see:
International students wishing to work in the UK after graduation can apply for a two year Tier 1 (Post Study Work) permit.
This article was published on Apr 29, 2013