3.39 / 5
3.39 / 5

Computer science, Birmingham City University

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In line with Government guidance during the current national lockdown, teaching on most of their courses is currently online, except for exempted courses including healthcare, education and social work.
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14 Computer science reviews at Birmingham City University


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Student Review: 3 /5

Forensic Computing, BSc Hons

By member752009 On 10th November 20

See the last comment for why some are rated low.

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Student Review: 2 /5

Computer Science, BSc Hons

By member1350915 On 3rd September 20

This course has been a tremendous waste of time. Many of the lecturers are not only unhelpful but also have a weak grasp of the subjects taught. The only redeeming quality would be the job opportunities provided as the university was helpful in securing a placement. The modules which where part of the course varied greatly in difficulty with some being laughably simple. The more difficult modules where also the ones with terrible lecturers. If you want to be taught by incompetent teachers reading from powerpoints like back in school, this is the university for you but otherwise, dont waste your time.

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Student Review: 5 /5

Computer Science, BSc Hons

By member750602 On 18th August 20

I had an amazing experience in Birmingham City University. I am giving all five stars to value of money, teaching quality,hard working and supportive teachers, job prospects and every facility.

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Student Review: 5 /5

Forensic Computing, BSc Hons

By member944386 On 11th December 19

Great course, very happy

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Student Review: 5 /5

Digital Media Technology, BSc Hons

By member1243877 On 21st November 19

Personal Tutor (Ian Willaims) Is great and all teaching staff are good.

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Student Review: 5 /5

Forensic Computing, BSc Hons

By AmeMcQ On 17th June 19

I have only completed the first semester due to personal difficulties so far but I have enjoyed every step and will be continuing on with the course in September

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Student Review: 3 /5

Digital Media Technology, BSc Hons

By Sam129027 On 26th January 18

Course content is good and interesting. Lecturers are hit and miss; some are great and some are terrible

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Student Review: 2 /5

Computer Science, BSc Hons

By member825058 On 14th December 16

Overall I regret choosing this university. Since the campuses now share a common space (they are moving everything to Millennium Point area) there's no additional parking, no additional transport, and the canteens are busier (and more expensive) than ever before. Course content: generally poor value. Tutors do their best in the convoluted and restrictive framework to which they work in. Courses are shortened/deadlines extended/assessment criteria changed/etc at the drop of a hat. Lecturers are either (a) so sedentary they're complacent and just do the bare minimum, (b) blag their way through the lecture they were given just this morning to deliver, or (c) recognise the failings of everyone else so work twice as hard as a result, in the quest to give the students some actual value. Student engagement has plummeted since 2014, which is when I started. Staff turnover is quite high (see above!) so consistency is absent. Complaints about couse content get ignored.

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Student Review: 2 /5

Computer Science, BSc Hons

By member825058 On 14th December 16

Overall I regret choosing this university. Since the campuses now share a common space (they are moving everything to Millennium Point area) there's no additional parking, no additional transport, and the canteens are busier (and more expensive) than ever before. Course content: generally poor value. Tutors do their best in the convoluted and restrictive framework to which they work in. Courses are shortened/deadlines extended/assessment criteria changed/etc at the drop of a hat. Lecturers are either (a) so sedentary they're complacent and just do the bare minimum, (b) blag their way through the lecture they were given just this morning to deliver, or (c) recognise the failings of everyone else so work twice as hard as a result, in the quest to give the students some actual value. Student engagement has plummeted since 2014, which is when I started. Staff turnover is quite high (see above!) so consistency is absent. Complaints about couse content get ignored.

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Student Review: 4 /5

Computer Games Technology, BSc Hons

By member824976 On 7th December 16
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Student Review: 3 /5

Computer Games Technology, BSc Hons

By member921813 On 13th April 16

Semesterisation ruined this course

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Student Review: 1 /5

Forensic Computing, BSc Hons

By member610915 On 10th July 15

Terrible teachers

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Student Review: 5 /5

Computer Science, BSc Hons

By member710755 On 10th July 15

Perfect! Hands on lessons and relevant modules

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Student Review: 2 /5

Computer Games Technology, BSc Hons

By member67185 On 24th April 15
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