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What can I do with my degree in Computing?

Further study


Some Computing graduates opt to continue their studies for a postgraduate qualification.  This could be to further specialise on a computer science subject with an MSc or PhD.  Further study can be beneficial for a range of careers but is essential for work in academia.  Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) are an option that allows you to combine work with further study.

Some graduates may consider a career in teaching, to do this a teaching qualification such as a PGCE may well be required.

More information on postgraduate study

From Jon Hook’s website: :

  • Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence Doctoral Training Center
  • The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence (IGGI) offers a unique opportunity for students to undertake Ph.D. research into games. Each year, IGGI offers a number of studentships that fund tuition fees and include an annual stipend of approximately £13,826. To qualify for an IGGI studentship, you must meet the eligibility criteria and be interested in exploring a topic that aligns with one of the centre’s research theme areas. I’m especially interested in working with students to explore the theme area of Embodied Interaction, but would be willing to explore Ph.D. projects on other topics if that match my research interests. For more information about IGGI and how to apply visit:
  • The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities
  • The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) offers funding for 54 Ph.D. studentships each year through the Arts and Humanities Research Council. These studentships fund tuition fees and include an annual stipend of approximately £13,826. If you want to study a Ph.D. with me and you are interested in investigating a topic that sits on the intersection between interactive technology and the arts and humanities, then you may be eligible to apply for a WRoCAH studentship. For more information about WRoCAH and how to apply, please visit:
  • TFTV Departmental Ph.D. Bursary
  • The Department of Theatre, Film and Television (TFTV) at the University of York invites applications for a bursary for Ph.D. students. The bursary is worth £5,000 per annum for a period of three years. For more information about the bursary and how to apply, please visit the department’s funding opportunities page:



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