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Why study with us?

Taking a Higher Education course is a big investment in your future, and you’ll want to be sure that you’re choosing the right course and the right university. So here are our top reasons to choose Computing at Birmingham City University.

Get set for employment

Our commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience that employers need means that 94 per cent of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014/15).

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Investing in your future

We're investing £6.5 million on improvements to our Millennium Point facilities, including new specialist labs, and a project space with makers’ area, to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning.

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Work placements

 To help you to stand out in today’s competitive jobs market, courses offer a placement option. Our students have gone on placement to companies including: Cisco Systems, IBM,  Accenture, Atos, Juniper Networks and Cheshire Police.

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A global city

Our City Centre Campus is at the heart of a growing community for software development and computer programming. Nearly 37,000 people are employed in the digital sector in Birmingham and this is set to rise further.

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Celebrating innovation

All first year computing students take part in our Innovation Fest, to showcase their projects and inventions to academic staff and industry partners. It’s a great opportunity to network with other students and meet potential investors.

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Cisco partner

The University is a Select Partner academy for Cisco Systems. It is the largest Academy Support Centre in the UK. This means that you will have the opportunity to gain Cisco certifications alongside your degree.

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Microsoft Academy

We are a Microsoft Academy Centre, one of Microsoft’s top UK university-based academies, and a member of the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance. This means you can gain Microsoft certification to help you prepare for the workplace.

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Events and activities

From joining the Hacking Society to taking part in the annual Global Games Jam, there are lots of ways to develop your skills and make new contacts that will be useful for your future career.

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£150 free credit

To welcome all students starting in 2017 or 2018, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways, on books and learning materials. Even better, it doesn't have to be repaid. Find out more about the £150 free credit.

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Travel scholarships

Our International Travel Scholarships give you the opportunity to undertake study abroad programmes, international internships and voluntary roles. Scholarships of up to £1,000 are on offer to support your activity. It’s a great way to see the world.

What's it like to study computing?

As well as high quality computing, networking and gaming labs, our computing courses offer a range of opportunities to help you maximise your University experience.

From travel scholarships to hackathons, and our exciting annual Innovation Fest, there are lots of ways to develop your skills and prepare for a successful career in computing.

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Our facilities

Network labs
Cisco labs

Our partnership with Cisco means that £2m worth of Cisco equipment is available to support both research and student laboratory-based work.

Forensics lab
Computer forensics lab

Our specialist forensics laboratory is fully equipped with essential hardware and software for this sensitive area of study including EnCase Forensic, FTK, .XRY, Cellebrite and WinHex.

Computer Games Technology Lab
Computer games lab

Our specialist games laboratory houses high specification game development PCs, Sony PlayStation Dev Kits and a range of industry standard software.

Systems Labs
Systems labs

Our laboratories feature specialist hardware training and development resources, and industrial-standard software development and simulation tools such as ORCAD, PSpice and Matrix Multimedia Flowcode.

Explore Computing for yourself at our next Open Day

Our Open Days are designed to give you all the information you need about the University and the courses you're interested in, with a non-stop programme of events and activities running throughout the day.

You, your friends and family will be the centre of our attention, as you meet and talk to our friendly staff and students about courses, careers and all aspects of study.

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