What to do with a Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence degree

Explore the careers you might be interested in going into after studying a Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence degree.

Students in a computing lab at the University of Sussex

What can you do with an undergraduate Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence degree?

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence students can go into a variety of careers including games development and information technology services.

If you decide to study at Sussex, you can choose from a range of modules. Find out more about our courses and course content

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What jobs can you get with an undergraduate Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence degree?

Jobs may include, but are not limited to: 

  • advertiser, marketer and publicist
  • applications, games or web developer
  • banker
  • digital content writer 
  • forensic computer analyst
  • SEO specialist
  • social media or web content manager
  • software engineer
  • system analyst
  • [jobs in] telecommunications and media production
  • UX (user experience) or web designer.

If you haven’t studied a degree yet, and you’re considering a Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence course, you may want to browse our: 


You may develop skills including: 

  • attention to detail
  • critical judgement (such as evaluating and testing software)
  • flexibility (such as adapting your research and working iteratively (sometimes known as agile)
  • independent thinking
  • problem-solving
  • project management. 

At Sussex, you can further develop your study skills by signing up for a range of workshops, tutorials and online resources.

Work experience and placements

You can gain work experience by doing a placement with an organisation. 

At Sussex, during your degree, you can choose to apply for one of the below: 

  • a professional placement
  • a research placement (you may be able to do a research placement if you are a high-performing student on a selected science course)
  • an integrated placement if it is a requirement for a course.

This may help you gain skills and work experience before you graduate. Find out more about placements and internships at Sussex

You may want to look for work experience opportunities in your own time at organisations, such as: 

  • software development companies
  • digital media agencies
  • social media companies
  • telecommunications.

What can you do with a Masters in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence?

You might want to pursue a career in any of the above jobs. Or you could think about continuing your education further.

At Sussex, we offer research (PhD) degrees in the following subject areas: 

You may then be able to go into an academic career, including roles such as:

  • researcher
  • higher education lecturer 
  • professor. 

For more information about careers after a Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence degree, see the Prospects website. 

If you’re a current Sussex student, see more advice from our careers section.