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.
Graduate Careers in Computer Science
Our Graduates go on to work for companies including:
- Morgan Stanley
- Microsoft Research
- Orange Labs
Our Graduates also continue their research with an MSc or PhD at UCL or other institutions including:
- Kings College London
- London School of Economics
- Princeton University
- University of Cambridge
"UCL is recognised as an institution of excellence, employers notice it on your CV which gives you an edge.” Diogo Norinho, 2012 graduate, Data Scientist.
Other useful information about careers:
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 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 you at all stages of your career journey during and after your time at UCL. They are based on 4th Floor of Student Central (ULU), on Malet Street. See here for UCL's Careers Service Fresher's Week Presentation - including details of upcoming Employment Fairs.
How can I find a job or internship?
We engage with industry to provide employment opportunities for all students ranging from fulltime graduate positions with global companies to summer internships at a start up. See uptodate opportunities on our jobs index here.
Other key jobs listings include:
- Univseristy of London Careers Group online job listings
- Inside Careers graduate vacancy search
- TARGETjobs graduate vacancy search
- Jobtop IT graduate vacancy search
There are also Departmental and UCL wide job listings:
- Departmental Research Internships
- Departmental Vacancies
- Job opportunities within UCL
- UCL Advances Student Internship Programme
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-CS also supports the Graduate Developer Community 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.
Get in touch
The UCL-CS Careers Tutor is Dr Nicolas Gold, who provides careers advice to students.
*The information displayed on this webpage is taken from a survey of 142 graduates from the various Postgraduate Taught degree programmes offered by the Department of Computer Science, UCL.