In the UK, the best schools for computer science in the UK are mainly based in London, Manchester and Birmingham, according to the latest results from the British Computer Society (BCS).
It is the first time in its history that more than half of the UK’s Computer Science BSc degree holders from this year’s GCSE exams are from Birmingham, which has a strong reputation for computer education.
“We have a number of computer science colleges in Birmingham, and I think that Birmingham has become a very good computer science college,” said Paul Burdon, the chief executive of the BCS.
“It’s a very strong position.
There are some excellent colleges in the country.
I think it’s a strong position to be in.”
There are currently only two other computer science schools in the city of Birmingham, the Birmingham Metropolitan University and the University of Birmingham.
The BCS says that the University and Birmingham City University, both of which have been praised for their computer science programs, also stand out as the best places to study computer science.
“There are a number computer science degrees in Birmingham and Birmingham city, and they have been really well attended,” said Burden.
“Birmingham city is a great city to study Computer Science, and it’s also a great place to be.”
The British Computer Association has praised Birmingham for its computer science success, saying the city is home to “several of the world’s leading research centres in the sciences, technology, engineering and maths”.
Birmingham’s Computer Sciences School and the Birmingham Computing and Information Sciences Academy are the only two computer science degree-holders in the whole of England, and one of the two schools in Birmingham is considered a top-tier institution.
Birmingham also has a reputation for producing world-class graduates, with one of them, Professor Chris Heffernan, an IT security expert, having just been awarded the Computer Science Aptitude Test.
“When you look at the numbers of top-level computer science graduates that are coming from Birmingham in this decade, there’s a lot of quality in that area,” said Heffertan.
Burdan believes that Birmingham is the best place to go to study computers and the university’s computer science curriculum, including the Computer Engineering and Computer Science programme, is one of only a handful of universities in the world that have been awarded a BSc by the BSc in Computer Science. “
If you look up Birmingham’s profile in the US, it’s one of very few computer science institutions that have a global reputation for excellence in computer science.”
Burdan believes that Birmingham is the best place to go to study computers and the university’s computer science curriculum, including the Computer Engineering and Computer Science programme, is one of only a handful of universities in the world that have been awarded a BSc by the BSc in Computer Science.
The university also has one of those most prestigious Computer Science Research Institutes, the BSA Computer Science Centre, which aims to create a world-leading computer science research institute.
“The University of Liverpool is also one of my favourite places to go,” said Hernan.
Birmingham is also the only city in the United Kingdom to have a computer science bachelor’s degree.
Burdont said the university has made strides in computer learning, and is now one of three universities in England that offer computer science courses in their degree programmes.
“They’ve also started offering a number courses in computer engineering and computer science to the university students, which is fantastic,” said he.
“People who come here will see it as a wonderful opportunity.”
Birmingham has also seen a rise in the number of students taking the GCSEs, which means that the number from the region has doubled in the past year.
“Computer science in Birmingham has always been a good area for people coming here, and that has only grown since the early 2000s,” said Professor Hernen.
The new BSc computer science course is being offered by the university as a result of the Computer Sciences Centre’s research programme, which began in 2010.
“In a lot, the main reason that we are doing computer science is because of the research that we’ve been doing on how to get people working in a real-time computing environment and to use computers in a way that’s practical,” said the BSC’s head of research, Michael Johnson.
“So when we’re not talking about computer science, we’re actually talking about the study of software engineering.”
Burden of computer education Burdons comments echo that of other computer education experts.
“This is a very interesting time for computer learning,” said Dr John Martin, the CEO of the Computing and Software Institute.
“Borders Computer Science is really the first big-time centre that has really taken advantage of the new computer science landscape and is looking to be the hub for that and that’s really great news for the future of the profession.”
Computer science courses are a key part of the university education system, with a full degree programme available for both undergraduates and graduates, which can be completed over a number in two years