Top jobs with a masters in computer science
Find out how studying for a masters qualification in computer science at Surrey opens up a wide range of job and career opportunities.
According to the Graduate Outcomes survey 2022 (HESA), 94 per cent of computer science masters students go on to employment or further study, with an average starting salary of £33,000. Graduates are in high demand across many sectors and go on to roles such as data scientist, data analyst, data engineer, data architect and business analyst.
Surrey’s masters courses in computer science and engineering are ranked 6th in the UK in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022. Our Information Security MSc opens up a huge range of careers across the cyber security and IT sectors. One of the few masters courses in the UK to be certified by GCHQ, it draws on expertise in Surrey Centre for Cyber Security which is one of the few institutions recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security for both Education and Research. Our Data Science MSc will prepare you for a career as a data scientist, data analyst, data engineer, data architect or business analyst.
The academic staff stood out as high-class experts in their field and the facilities are top quality. I liked that we had a dedicated Linux security lab and got hands-on experience of TPM (Trusted Platform Module), taught by Professor Liqun Chen, one of the inventors of Direct Anonymous Attestation – a cryptographic primitive.Shaun Webb, Information Security MSc
On both courses students have the option of taking a year-long placement with a well-known company, enabling them to apply their knowledge to industry-relevant challenges, and gain valuable workplace experience which gives them a head start in the graduate job market.
Our MSc graduates have gone on to roles including:
- Systems Analyst at Eli Lily
- Machine learning engineer at Lloyds Bank
- Business information analyst at Aviva
- Founding Member/Director at OSTIA (UK Online Safety Tech Industry Association)
- Senior Cybersecurity Architect at Citrix
- Data Scientist at Bank of America
- Decision Science Analyst at Bank of Ireland
- Contractor Cyber Security Analyst at Securtia.
Being offered a job even before completing my placement was a great feeling. My permanent role at Lloyds Banking Group is machine learning engineer, and I’m responsible for end-to-end development and monitoring of any machine learning models in our team – which is an extension of the work I was doing on placement.Arhum Anjum, Data Science MSc