Teaching and research quality

Computing at the University of Birmingham dates back to the 1950s, with the school boasting a strong tradition of academic excellence.

Computer Science students in a seminar

We are an internationally ranking computer science department, and are home to a number of academic staff from across the globe, working at the forefront of their field of expertise.

Our School is also home to a GCHQ-recognised Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research.

Teaching Excellence

You will study at a School whose programmes have been consistently rated as excellent. We respond to student feedback and requirements in industry and further study, and tailor our teaching and research accordingly.

Research Excellence

Our School is placed 8th nationally for research quality in the '2014 Research Excellence Framework', and our work is regularly presented in international conferences and journals, indicating the high standards we achieve in research.

We are currently working towards maintaining a high position in the REF 2021.