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Undergraduate courses – University of Reading

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  • Take charge of your future career

    Develop transferable skills, essential knowledge and links with industry

Undergraduate courses

Seek innovative solutions to real world problems. Work anywhere – alone or as part of a team – to help address the challenges facing society today.

A career in computer science can be extremely rewarding, and the only limits in this new frontier are those you set yourself. Develop apps at home to commercialise on the web, or join a multinational company in search of global expansion. Computer Science offers a degree of freedom that many in other careers can only dream of, and Reading is perfectly located at the heart of the UK’s IT sector. 


Your lecturers at Reading have extensive experience in both academic and industrial applications. Develop an understanding of the theory behind computer science, and acquire the practical skills required to be competitive in the working world. You will also learn essential transferable skills – such as leadership, teamwork, and written communication skills.

Staff draw on their experience and research in their teaching. Their expertise is particularly strong in areas including:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Advanced data analytics
  • Data science
  • Software engineering
  • Parallel and distributed computing Image processing
  • Computer vision

Gain experience

Reading is one of the largest areas for technology jobs outside of Silicon Valley. Multinational companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Sony and IBM are right on your doorstep – and, thanks to our strong links with industry, they know exactly where to find you. Many of our students take up work experience or a professional placement year with these high calibre companies.

Our connections also allow us to continually review our courses to ensure they meet the needs of industry, host guest speakers to hold seminars for students on topics of interest, and run an annual careers fair to allow you and the companies that attend to connect.

Develop skills

You will graduate from Reading with an internationally recognised degree that certifies you have essential computing knowledge and skills in computer science required for a successful career in this sector.

But you will also have the opportunity to develop transferable skills that are highly sought by employers from all sectors. We aim to ensure you will be ready for employment immediately after graduation and enter the employment market with an awareness of a wide variety of roles across numerous industries.

On average, 90% of our Computer Science graduates were in work and/or further study within six months of graduating; of those in employment, 97% were in a professional or managerial job.*

*Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey of UK domiciled full-time First Degree responders, based on the average percentage across 2011/12-2016/17 .

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