Want to study Technology?

Then you can choose to follow one of our four year degree apprenticeship programmes in Computer Science or Software Engineering in England or Northern Ireland, or in Data Science in Scotland.

You can choose to study the Flying Start Degree programmes at

Birmingham, Leeds, Belfast, or Edinburgh university


Our innovative Technology Degree Apprenticeships and Data Science Graduate Apprenticeships are the newest degree programmes we’ve added to our Flying Start degree series.

Designed in partnership with the universities, you’ll gain a blend of work experience with our Tech teams during your work placements, get excellent fully funded tuition, gain a degree, and get paid a salary over the four-year course. Giving you a Flying Start into a career in Technology.

We connect business, technological and emotional intelligence to solve our clients’ important problems, that make a real difference. Technology is changing the way we work, and we’re at the forefront – exploring new technologies and trends as they emerge. From Artificial Intelligence to Augmented Reality and 3D Printing to Drones, we’re using these technologies to help our clients work better and prepare for the future. Please click here for more information about our technology teams at PwC, and to find out what they do.  We work together with leaders to help them make new connections, push their boundaries and find new, relevant and meaningful applications for digital technologies.



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These degrees offer a blend of excellent fully funded tuition and high-quality work experience

On these fully funded degree programmes, you’ll have the opportunity to gain:

During the work placements you’ll be based at a PwC office working with our leading technology experts.

Flying Start could be right for you if:

You apply for the Flying Start degree via UCAS.

We aim to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all

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The University of Birmingham

Computer Science with Digital Technology Partnership (PwC)

This exciting opportunity will give students the chance to gain a BSc Computer Science with Digital Technology Partnership from one of the UK’s top Computer Science departments. We provide specialist teaching and conduct cutting-edge research in Intelligent Systems, Cyber Security, Theoretical Computer Science and Human-Centred Computing. 

Birmingham’s 250 acre green campus is at the heart of a vibrant city. At Birmingham you will receive an outstanding education with all of the benefits of a great student life and an exciting city. Birmingham is a modern and exciting city, famous for its historic, industrial past; it is now a centre of arts and culture, commerce and entertainment with a lively and diverse community.

You’ll need at least AAA with an A in Mathematics from three A-levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking). No prior programming experience is necessary. 

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University of Leeds

Computer Science (Digital and Technology Solutions)

The four-year BSc Computer Science (Digital and Technology Solutions) will give you a head start in the world of technology. You’ll be taught by experts in one of the UK’s top ten Computing schools at one of the top 100 universities in the world. The Leeds campus is just a short walk from the vibrant city centre. Leeds has one of the largest student communities in the country and is a city built for student life, making it an exciting place to live and learn. 

The University's Faculty of Engineering has also received a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit which recognises the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.

You’ll need at least AAA grades from three A-levels, or equivalent, including Mathematics or Computing (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking), a 5 in GCSE Mathematics is required if no Mathematics A-level is taken and a 4 in GCSE English Language.

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UCAS page

Queen's University Belfast

Software Engineering with Digital Technology Partnership

On completion of our exciting four year programme you’ll be awarded a BEng degree in Software Engineering with Digital Technology. As part of the programme, you’ll have gained extensive on-the-job training with PwC. Through this training you’ll have the opportunity to gain an insight into a variety of teams across the technology spectrum whilst developing your technical specialism as you progress through the apprenticeship.

You'll need

  • BBB including Computing, Mathematics or Software Systems Development, C or above in GCSE Mathematics or ABB including Chemistry, Digital Technology, GCE A-level ICT (not Single Award Applied ICT), Physics, Technology and Design or Double Award Applied ICT, C or above in GCSE Mathematics
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: A relevant computing, engineering or scientific BTEC Extended Diploma with 100 credits at Distinction and 80 credits at Merit, C or above in GCSE Mathematics
  • BTEC Higher Diploma: Those with good grades in a relevant Higher National Diploma/Foundation Degree will be considered individually on their merits for entry to Stage 2, C or above in GCSE Mathematics
  • Access/Foundation Course: Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 65-70%. Must be relevant Access Course (eg: Mathematics and Computing). GCSE Mathematics grade C or equivalent in Access Course.

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The University of Edinburgh

Data Science (Graduate Apprenticeship)

The four-year BSc (Hons) Data Science (Graduate Apprenticeship) is a blend of university and work-based learning that will prepare you to become key a contributor to the digitalisation of public and private sector organisations. 

You'll study in the Schools of Mathematics and Informatics on a degree programme designed by world-leading academics. At PwC you will work with real clients, helping to transform their business and gain unique experience with real world data applications. You will have ample opportunities to test your university-based learning with hands-on data projects related to data science in business, and bring industry insights back into the classroom too.  

You'll study and live in the heart of Scotland’s historic capital city - regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world. Edinburgh’s reputation as an emerging technology cluster, combined with the city’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and mature strengths in financial services, means the city is poised to become one of the world’s top ten Fintech hubs. For entry requirements please see more on The University of Edinburgh page. 

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UCAS page