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- Lectures will go ahead in person, these sessions will be recorded (where appropriate) so they are available to you even if, for example, you are self-isolating or unable to travel. Although restrictions have lifted, you can still play your part in helping to stop the spread of Covid-19 by wearing a face covering in busy areas on campus.
14 Computer science reviews at University of Birmingham
Computer Science, MSci HonsBy member554337 On 18th February 21
The department is overcrowded and does not have enough staff. This is especially an issue for the conversion masters students who can lose all their marks for an assignment to automated marking. They also have some lecturers who appear to have no idea what they're teaching and have copied and pasted some book pages into slides. Plagiarism from my experience is rampant on the course, with lots of cheating and copying of code. If you are ever in a team project with a bad team, you either have to leave that module or carry the team, marks are never adjusted. A lot of lecturers mark projects on how pretty they look rather than how complex it is e.g. just build a GUI to get marks. Some of the taught coding practices are years out of date such that you get deprecation warnings. To top it all off, the mental health of students appears to be far worse on this course than others. However, there are a few good lecturers who do care, and they make it bearable. Rant over.
Computer Science, BSc HonsBy member1111033 On 10th July 15
Very poor management of the course, few lecturers are helpful and readily available to help. Little concern for student welfare
Computer Science, MScBy member1265941 On 3rd February 22
The conversion masters is a scam aimed at overseas students. Do not enrol. Two thirds of the course is taught by bundling MSc students onto massive (700 students+) undergrad modules, the rest is taught on a shoestring by lecturers with little grasp of English who copy slides from the internet and play YouTube videos. I’ve not had a single teaching occasion with fewer than 200 students in it, any one-on-one contact, or any personal feedback on work. The course lead introduced the course stating that it was over-enrolled. Help is available for students who’re 'struggling' with the material, but the material is very unchallenging and it’s actually help for students whose English isn't good enough to understand the lectures. Plagiarism is rampant and unpunished – students collaborate in online exams and assignments – and artificially deflates the grades of those of us not willing to take the risk. The same money at a 'worse' uni will get you much more and better teaching.
Computer Science, BSc HonsBy member1263592 On 8th November 21
Professors are nice. Classmates are so kind to help each other. Courses are helpful and I am sure it will help my career.
Computer Science, MSci HonsBy member1059253 On 28th May 21
The MSc conversion course is very intense and I feel that for people that come from non-STEM backgrounds it might be pretty hard at times which leads to some dissatisfaction. Other than that, if you're prepared to work hard, the structure for you to get a very good understanding of Computer Science is there. If you wish to pursue anything in more detail you'd have a solid foundation if you performed well in the course.
Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, BSc HonsBy member558266 On 19th May 21
don't appreciate students beacuse time schedulling is so bad and many lecture materials are adopted from others
Mathematics and Computer Science, BSc HonsBy member654240 On 16th February 21
Great and well organised course
Computer Science, BSc HonsBy member645847 On 18th February 20
very lucrative and very big potential
Computer Science, BSc HonsBy member740431 On 16th July 19
Staff unapproachable with minimal contact hours. I have friends at other universities who had far better experiences studying computer science.
Computer Science, BSc HonsBy member840166 On 6th July 19
Really enjoyed the course and the department are always wonderful.
Computer Science, MSci HonsBy member1121738 On 10th April 16
Great course. A couple of shakey modules in the first year but those of currently in review. Even the assignments feel worthwhile and can sometimes be fun! Can't wait for the years ahead.
Computer Science, BSc HonsBy member421426 On 30th March 16
Really interesting, Amazing building and great lecturers and school staff. 24/7 lab use is life changing
Computer Science, BSc HonsBy member616133 On 1st October 15