School of Computing



Our degrees prepare you for employment after you graduate. We also have opportunities to develop key skills while you study.

Employers regularly recruit placement students and graduates of the School. These include companies such as:

  • Waterstons
  • Accenture
  • IBM
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Deloitte 
  • GSK 

Many of these companies give guest lectures throughout the year.

We have a Graduate Skills Framework (PDF: 276KB) which was developed with employers. This defines a set of key skills for our students. Together with your degree, these skills will enhance your life beyond university.

What employers are looking for

In addition to your academic work, employers look for evidence of skills and experience. Our degrees accurately reflect the skills employers want. 

Our diverse curriculum, environment and student experience encourage you to:

  • meet personal goals and aspirations
  • do self-directed continuous learning
  • take calculated risks and challenge personal boundaries
  • create cross-cultural relationships

All this helps you to develop knowledge, skills, and opportunities to gain employment when you graduate.

MComp programme

Employers are increasingly looking for students with more than a BSc. Each of our MComp degrees includes Masters level modules. Students from the UK and EU who qualify for a loan from the Student Loans Company are covered for all four years of an MComp.

Careers Service

We have one of the largest and best resourced careers services in the UK.

The Careers Service can help you find the right job up to three years after you graduate.

You can use their website to find graduate opportunities or IT-based Newcastle work experience placements.