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Study with us - Career paths

By studying Computer Science at Oxford, you will open up a world of exciting career opportunities. Computer scientists are in high demand, as global technology continues to advance at pace, and, with the knowledge, skills and experience you will have as a graduate at Oxford, you can expect to be extremely sought after.

According to The Times, our students earn an average of £65,000 straight out of university. Though our degrees don’t include an industrial placement, we have strong links with industry and a reputation for excellence that will put you in an excellent position to secure prime opportunities in the sector on graduating.

You can make the most of world-leading internship opportunities, which provide invaluable work experience and opportunities to get a first taste of applying your knowledge in the outside world. Often, a successful internship will be your first step on your career path, with many leading to future job opportunities.

In recent years, our graduates have progressed to careers in a wide range of fields that need an understanding of computer systems, what such systems can (and cannot) do, and how to design them. With career options that are diverse and extensive, your work is likely to have a major impact on computer science across the world.

Graduates fill technical, managerial, academic, financial and commercial posts, both in the UK and abroad. Recent employers include IBM, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Cisco, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs, with jobs ranging from senior software engineers, developers and analysts to games programmers, and technical leads.

Graduates may also go into teaching, government and policy, management consultancy and law, while others may continue onto PhDs, pursue academic or research careers, or start up their own companies. Whichever path you choose, you will have the tools you need to make your mark on the sector.

Read more about the career paths of our alumni below.

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