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World University Rankings 2020
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
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Computer Science with Industrial Year - University of Reading

With this BSc Computer Science with Industrial Year course you will study the essential skills for computer scientists, and put them into practice with a year in industry. Computer science is the study of principles, applications, and technologies of computing and computers. It involves the study of data structures and the algorithms to process them, programming languages, operating systems and software engineering. Computer science provides skills and knowledge which are essential in a wide range of computing and computer-related professions. It has a huge impact on modern society as it is the cornerstone of all of the digital technologies that we use in our daily lives. During this degree, you will study the theory and techniques that underpin such areas as complex computing systems, big data analytics, computer graphics, computer security, web technology, mobile computing and artificial intelligence, as well as completing a year working in industry. You will also have the opportunity to develop your technical skills in programming and software design. In addition to learning C, C++ and Java, many students graduate with a range of other programming languages, such as Python, Javascript, PHP and others, software testing and with experience of the software lifecycle. You will be taught by lecturers with expertise across a broad range of areas, with extensive experience in both academic and industrial applications, showing you how to develop and apply your skills. **Careers** This degree will prepare you for your chosen career in this constantly evolving field through the development of transferable and subject-specific skills. Our graduates go on to careers in areas including networking, programming, consultancy, computer security, database management, game development and systems engineering, with companies such as Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan, Microsoft and Sage. Some of our graduates go on to pursue MSc and PhD degrees. Many of the companies we work with visit the University in order to recruit our best graduates directly. Reading prepares you by organising mock assessment centres, where you will go through the recruitment process and get valuable feedback before you actually apply for jobs. We hold a careers and placements fair every year, and invite placement employers to speak to second-year students about their recruitment processes. You will also receive CV help in one-to-one sessions. If you choose a four-year degree with the industrial placement option, we have a dedicated placement coordinator, working with the Careers Team, who can support you with placement applications, giving you real-world experience in your chosen career. Previous and current placement providers include BAE Systems, Bayer, CGI, Clearswift, Eli Lilly, Evertz, Gamma Telecom, Goldman Sachs, GSK, HealthWallace, IBM, PepsiCo and Waterstons.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,815