Sagacity Research were asked by Tech Partnership Degrees to undertake an analysis of the outcomes and destinations of students undertaking employer-accredited Tech Industry Gold degrees, then to compare the results with those for Computer Science students, and those taking other subjects at HE level.
Some of the key findings from this analysis were:
- Female representation amongst Tech Industry Gold graduates was more than twice the level recorded for Computer Science graduates as a whole.
- BAME representation amongst Tech Industry Gold graduates was higher than that recorded for Computer Science graduates, all graduates and graduates from each of the core subject area groups.
- Graduates from Tech Industry Gold degree courses were more likely to obtain a first class or upper second degree than those following Computer Science /other courses as a whole.
- Graduates from Tech Industry Gold degree courses were more likely to be in employment post-study than those taking Computer Science or first-degree courses as a whole.
- Qualifiers from Tech Industry Gold courses that were in employment post-study tended to be higher earners than students from Computer Science degrees /all qualifiers.
- Tech Industry Gold courses were rated higher than any other core subject group for their ability to prepare HE graduates for work or further study.
Overall then, it would appear from our analysis that TIG degrees are ticking many of the right boxes for students and employers alike – not least with regards improving the levels of diversity associated with IT related studies at HE level.