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Department of Computer Science

Industrial experience

Our Department's close ties with industry allow you to gain on-the-job experience with some of the most prestigious companies in the world.

If you want to get into a creative environment and work in one of today's most exciting industries, I cannot recommend highly enough studying at Manchester.

Matthew Jeffery / Head of Recruitment for Electronic Arts

As a student in the Department of Computer Science you can choose a course with industrial experience that includes a year on placement - improving your employability and university experience.

Companies that recruit our placement students include Credit Suisse, IBM, Google, Microsoft, GlaxoSmithKline, BT, Accenture, Barclays Capital, Electronic Arts and Mercedes GP.

Aside from gaining a significant employability advantage you can earn money during this year, develop clearer ideas about your future career path and take a break from your studies - coming back refreshed in your final year.

Search through the courses with industrial experience and your other options below.