Sheffield is the only computer science department in the UK with its own student-run software company – Genesys Solutions. The academic standard is high, with a strong emphasis on the scientific principles that underpin new technology. This combination of advanced science, creativity and business skills makes it the perfect training ground for software engineers. You will get the chance to work for Genesys as part of your course, providing solutions for real clients. As well as hands-on experience, you will get a solid grounding in the fundamentals. There are opportunities to specialise in areas such as intelligent web, speech and language technology and computer security. Teaching staff are experts in iPhone, Android and VR technology. Guest lecturers come from IBM, Microsoft and HP. Spending a year in industry extends your course to four years, so it takes commitment. But the benefits are worth it. This extensive, intensive experience gives you an advantage in the jobs market. And you’ll be paid a salary during that year. If you’d like more research experience, and the chance to study more topics to an advanced level, you might want to consider the four-year MEng (five years if you add a year in industry). Our graduates are problem solvers. They can program. They work well in teams. And they understand the theoretical principles. They are consultants and software engineers with companies including Accenture, Amazon, Deutsche Bank, Google, HSBC, IBM, Microsoft and Reuters.