School of Computer Science

The School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham offers a full range of degrees in Computer Science, from BSc to MSc and Doctorates (Ph.D.) and has consistently been one of the top ten institutions offering computing in the UK over the last five years. We are currently 11th for Computer Science in 'The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2018', and 93% of our students go into graduate employment (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17).

90% of our students have expressed overall satisfaction with their course in the National Student Survey 2018 and the University has been awarded a Gold rating in the 2016/17 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Our School is also ranked 8th nationally for research quality in the '2014 Research Excellence Framework'.

Athena SWAN

We currently hold a Bronze Award in Athena SWAN. The Athena SWAN Charter promotes and rewards good employment practice in the recruitment, retention and progression of female academics in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM).

Undergraduate Computer Science Degrees

When studying for a first degree, you have a choice among our three-year BSc (Bachelor of Science) degrees in Computer Science, and four-year MEng and MSci programmes.

MSc (Postgraduate Taught) Degrees

If you already have (or are close to completing) a good first degree, you can apply for one of our postgraduate degree programmes. Our MScs are taught postgraduate degrees, as they involve lectures and examinations as well as a project and dissertation. Some of them are quite research-oriented, while others teach more practical skills in building software.

PhD (Postgraduate Research) Degrees

If you already have (or will soon graduate with) a very good first degree and are interested in pursuing research, you can apply to study for a PhD with us. Admission for doctoral study is in some ways similar to that for a Masters degree, but more individual, as a research area needs to be agreed.

Careers for our graduates

The University encourages students to choose a programme to suit their future aspirations. As well as excellent teaching and research, we provide comprehensive careers support for graduates to enter into the computing and information technology industries. 93%* of our students secure a graduate level job in industry after studying with us.

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17

Computer Science Brochures

You can view a copy of our dedicated brochures below:

Undergraduate Computer Science Brochure
Postgraduate Computer Science Brochure