Careers in Computer Science

Our graduates are particularly valued as a result of the Department's international status, strong reputation for leading research, numerous links with industry and an ideal location close to the City of London. Leavers go on to secure careers in a wide variety of organisations; with global IT consultancies, as IT analysts with City banks, as IT specialists within manufacturing industries, or starting up their own companies. For more information about our Careers provision contact

Employer Engagement

We are always keen to develop strategic partnerships with employers to assist our students in their development while they are here as well as to enable them to progress once they have left us. To find out how to advertise jobs and internahips and take part in campus events see more information for employers.

Grad Stats

Average salary six months after the course: £35,000.00

Typical salary range: £28,000.00 - £42,000.00

Average salary across the UK after taking a similar course:

£27,000.00 after six months (salary range: £22,000.00 - £31,000.00)

£37,000.00 after 40 months (salary range: £29,000.00 - £46,000.00)

0% of students are unemployed after finishing their degree.

This is what students are doing six months after finishing the course:

Stats taken from Unistats: the official website for comparing UK higher education course data, see here for more on employment & accreditation.

Summer Placement with Financial Computing & Analytics

We are taking applications for a part-time summer position in the Financial Computing & Analytics team. We are looking for a undergraduate student with Python programming skills and database experience to construct and organize financial datasets and to organize and translate into python codes for data analytics and modeling.


Start date - 01/06/18

End date - 05/09/18 

The work will be part-time with an average of 25 hours a week, with some time off at the beginning of August. 

Payment will be according to UCL Spine point 5 at £10.20/h.


Please contact Professor Tomaso Aste ( to enquire or apply.

Departmental Research Internships

The department runs a programme of paid summer research internships to students the chance to try research in a real university setting with the department's world-leading research teams. For more information. Click here for details on how to apply and the internships currently available.

Job Online

UCL JobOnline is an online job board where employers can post vacancies for free annd where students can browse jobs, internships, voluntary work and placements. More details about JobOnline can be found here.

Prism HR

Prism HR brings together students, university departments and employers to manage job postings for student and graduate opportunities. Students can complete a profile and upload a CV, and employers will see this when students submit applications. There is also a function to search for interesting opportunities. once accepted online, students will be able to see opportunities that are recommended to them. Students can sign up now.

Faculty of Engineering Careers Service

UCL Engineering employs three dedicated members of staff to help you with this. They organise careers events, build relationships with employers, and offer CV and interview advice specifically tailored for students in Engineering. Register with the Engineering Careers and Events page on Moodle to see opportunities as they come up. See here for UCL Engineering's Careers Pages.

UCL Talent Bank

UCL Engineering has a new Jobs and Opportunities service called UCL Talent Bank. We actively source internships and other employment opportunities and present CVs to employers. We have dedicated staff looking for opportunities relevant for you. To ensure that you are automatically considered for these roles, complete your registration including your UCL department here at UCL's Talent Bank sign up.

UCL Careers

UCL Careers is part of The Careers Group, at the University of London. They provide a comprehensive ranging of careers information and guidance, in addition to running events for current UCL students, staff and GradClub members. From one-to-one coaching to employer fairs, they are here to support students at all stages of their career journey during and after their time at UCL.

Other key jobs listings

Departmental and UCL wide job listings can be found at via the central UCL job portal.

The department has its own LinkedIn group where you can get involved in careers discussions with potential employers and the department's alumni. We encourage students to join and update their CV.

UCL Computer Science also supports the Graduate Developer Community for undergraduates & recent graduates interested in Software Development, run by a leadership team comprising members of top technical consultancies. The Community frequently organises Meet-A-Mentor events and workshops.