The UK’s tech sector is growing nearly three times 2.6 times faster than the rest of the UK economy according to a recent report by Tech Nation. Combined with the huge skills shortage in IT, there has never been a better time to work in the technology sector.  

So, if you’re a tech enthusiast and interested in starting a career in tech or maybe you’re an IT professional looking to advance your tech career, then check out our top picks of the best tech degrees on offer at the moment.

1. BA Hons Computer Science – University of Cambridge 

Cambridge offer Computer Science which gives students who choose it the skills to create future technology. In the course they cover all aspects of modern computer science. Additionally students will develop practical skills, such as programming (in various languages, eg ML, Java, C/C++, Prolog) and hardware systems (eg chip design using Verilog).

2. EMng Materials Science – University of Oxford

This course spans the subjects of physics, chemistry, engineering, and industrial manufacturing. This 3-year course at Oxford offers a diverse programme, where you’ll study subjects like the properties of materials, and the design and manufacture of metals. Materials Science at Oxford offers excellent teaching and research facilities and students have the opportunity develop an understanding of entrepreneurship.

3. BSc Computer Science – University of Oxford 

Oxford also offer a course in Computer Science, ranging from three years for a Bachelor’s degree to four years for those students looking for a masters. Oxford describe the course; “Computer Science is about understanding computer systems and networks at a deep level. Computers and the programs they run are among the most complex products ever created; designing and using them effectively presents immense challenges.”

4. MEng Computing in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning  – Imperial College London 

Imperial College are offering a course which will teach students modern computer and communications systems function, and how they can be used and adapted to build the next generation of computing applications. This course aims to give students practical experience in applied computing which will help their students adapt to the inevitable changes in technology. They place special emphasis on the fundamental principles underlying computing and on the engineering considerations involved in computing system design, implementation and usage.

5. BSs Hons Computer and Management Sciences – University of Warrick 

Warwick’s course is designed for individuals with a talent and passion for technology, and a desire to work at the forefront of the industry. It assumes no prior knowledge of Computer Science or programming and will allow students to develop skills and expertise in Computer Science before going on to apply these to the study of Management.

6. BA Hons Creative Music Technology – University of Gloucestershire 

This is a unique degree programme that explores the dynamics of creative music technology. You will have access to cutting-edge technology, taking on performing, composing, engineering, and producing roles. This course will give you the chance to develop an impressive portfolio of practical projects. Some of the innovations you’ll explore include hardware hacking, networked technologies, software building, and screen platforms where you can research new ideas.

7. MEng Civil Engineering with Subsea Technology – University of Aberdeen 

This course is specifically designed for students interested in working in the oil and gas, subsea, and marine industries. You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in subsea technology, studying in a city known as the ‘oil capital of Europe’. Throughout this course, you’ll have the opportunity to study areas like the numerical simulation of waves, remediation technology, and computational fluid dynamics.

8. BSc Hons Computer Games Technology – University of Portsmouth 

This course will give you the skills and experience you’ll need for a career in the computer games development industry. This degree programme will provide you with practical skills in designing graphics through animation, programming, and 3D modelling. You’ll also have the chance to develop your entrepreneurial skills.

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Additional sources:

Tech Nation 2018 Report: https://technation.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Tech-Nation-2018-press-release-1.pdf