Get the real picture on the courses and modules at over 120 universities in the UK by reading through the reviews and ratings left by thousands of students and get true insight into what it's really like to study at that institution. With over 30,000 reviews left by students in the last 12 months, Student Hut is the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource of student reviews in the UK.

Rating summary
The University of Birmingham 4.1 / 1433 reviews
Overall rating
5 stars
491
4 stars
673
3 stars
180
2 stars
58
1 stars
32
Module / Course content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Course review:
Anonymous
Reviewer:

The course staff team are very supportive. Anyone with disabilities can get access from their personal tutor on the course or from the Student Support Services. They set me up with a learning mentor who I meet on a one-to-one basis every week. He helps me plan my time which is really important for thinking about essay deadlines and balancing work-social life.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Anonymous
Reviewer:

Computer Science course is known to be one of the best structured and content-rich in the whole country. First year concentrates on core areas of computer science such as algorithms, structured and functional programming (in Java and OCaml respectively) and basics of artificial intelligence. The most fun module of them all is robot programming, where students get into groups to program robots to solve challenges set. This is an opportunity to learn on how to work as a team, organise workflows and integrate everyone's work.Most modules are based on 20% continous assessment and 80% exam, however lecture notes are distributed throughout the year, giving plenty of resources to revise from for the exams.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Anonymous
Reviewer:

The course was very interesting. In the first year we didn't have much freedom to choose our modules, but this changed in my second and fourth year, with modules that interested me such as Economic Development. The way we were assessed was fair, with a mixture of short essays in my first and second year (1,500 words long) and other assignments, and in my final year we had longer essays but some modules offered various options, such as submitting an essays in the first or second semester, which enabled me to balance my studies well. All of the modules had a good structure, so it was easier to follow and learn the content. It was clear that the lecturers were experts in their respective fields, which made many of the lectures interesting. In terms of the complexity, some of the content was hard, especially in the compulsory modules. The course included a year abroad in Spain which was a great way to see how economics is taught abroad. I had to average a pass, but it didn't affect my degree. Instead, I had to write a 4,000 word essay in Spanish on anything related to economics which I then translated, and this was worth 12.5% of my degree.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Course review:
Anonymous
Reviewer:

The degree is very good, it has a wide range of modules which cover a range of topics. I find the modules I've done are very interesting and stimulating! The lecturers are also all very good, they seem like they want to be there, they are both enthusiastic and knowledgeable in their area and are passionate about what they do.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Anonymous
Reviewer:

The work is very challenging and the course encourages student to become top researchers or academics in medical sciences. There may be too much content in the course to learn over a few months. Also, one or two academic staff aren't very he!pful or are unapproachable. Also, some students seem to care more about partying that getting a good degree classification. Career prospects are good for only 30% of the course. Sometimes there is a lack of quality feedback for in course assessments.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Course review:
Anonymous
Reviewer:

Lecturers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Lots of hands on experience in field trips.

Feel like a good coverage of topics. Only complain might be sometimes field trips could be a little bit more spread out and not trying to pack as much into as small a time frame as possible.

It's getting there but some topics still lack good internet resources. In this day and age having constant online access to material is incredibly helpful.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Anonymous
Reviewer:

A wide range of issues are covered such as crime, poverty, global inequalities, ethnicity and religion. Assessment is usually an essay with a word count between 2,000 and 4,000 and then a summer 3 hour exam. Teaching consists of an hour long lecture for each module and then an hour long seminar which discusses the lecture. Most of the lectures have a power point on the screen and if not there are lecture notes available on the student online resource website.A very enjoyable course which explores lots of different areas. This also enables you to make assessments tailored to your interests as the course is very wide ranging. The course requires lots of reading; core reading for the lectures are usually provided on the online resource website. Additional readings can easily be found in the library and this enables increased understanding of topics and this is highly useful when doing essay based assessments.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Course review:
Anonymous
Reviewer:

I recommend this degree to anyone who has an interest in law. I decided halfway through my first year that I did not want to qualify as a lawyer, however this made no difference as to how much I have enjoyed my course. As the course is more academic than practical, this means it is accessible to everyone with an interest in law.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Anonymous
Reviewer:

The content of the modules is great, a few modules are shared with other engineering disciplines and these can feel slightly irrelevant in parts.

The lectures are really supportive and there is a good mix and coursework and exams.

There is a lack of practical work throughout the year however workshop training after exams is great.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor
Anonymous
Reviewer:

As a international student at UoB I found myself absolutely delighted to be part of this university. They offer a range of subjects so that you can specialize according to your interest as also give you loads of opportunities within projects to get a more practical view. Their structure was fundamental in my learning process with new technologies applied in learning and professors passionate about their disciplines.

Module content
Teaching quality
Learning resources
Academic support
Assessments & feedback
Enjoyment factor