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.

Posted 14 December 2018

10 Great Reasons to study Computing at BCU

1. Get set for employment

Our commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience that employers need means that 97.4% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17).

2. Investing in your future

We've invested £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.

3. Work placements

Our students have gone on placement to companies including: Cisco Systems, IBM, Accenture, Atos, Juniper Networks and Cheshire Police.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Cisco partner

The University is a Select Partner academy for Cisco Systems. This means that you will have the opportunity to gain Cisco certifications alongside your degree.

7. Microsoft Academy

We are a Microsoft Academy Centre and a member of the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance. This means you can gain Microsoft certification to help you prepare for the workplace.

8. 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.

9. £150 free credit

To welcome students, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways on books and learning materials. Find out more about the £150 free credit.

10. Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships designed to support you throughout your studies. Discover more about each of our scholarships, see if you’re eligible and find out how to apply.

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