Computer science at Sheffield is a rare blend of advanced science, business experience and creativity. This is the only computer science department in the UK with its own student-run software company – Genesys Solutions. You will get the chance to work for Genesys as part of your course. Teaching staff are experts in iPhone, Android and VR technology. Guest lecturers come from IBM, Microsoft and HP. The maths side of the course is designed to complement your computer science studies. You will spend roughly thirty per cent of your time in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. The Department of Computer Science has a dedicated member of staff who will help arrange your work placement. During the placement year, you will be paid a salary as you improve your job prospects. The BSc is a good choice if you want a shorter course – it gives you extensive work experience and a solid degree in just four years. Graduates are consultants and software engineers with companies including Accenture, Amazon, Deutsche Bank, Google, HSBC, IBM, Microsoft and Reuters.