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Become a web developer

Your path to a new career
in the
digi-tech sector

To speak to an admissions officer call +44 (0)121 227 8331
Online 04/12/23 On-campus 04/12/23
£7,200 including VAT
Flexible payment Deferred tuition

University of Birmingham

Web development boot camp

With the rising demand for web development skills across industries, the University of Birmingham Coding Boot Camp has been designed to help you tap into today’s technological economy.

Skills you will gain

Learn front end and back end technologies through a dynamic full stack curriculum, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Database Theory, MongoDB, MySQL, Git, and more.*

Peer Network

Work together with your peers to tackle complex projects and get hands-on training through experiential learning opportunities.


Benefit from a wide range of career support services like CV and social media profile support, technical interview preparation, portfolio reviews, soft skills training and coaching.

University Credential

Receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Birmingham, demonstrating your achievement to future employers.

*The materials covered in this course are subject to change due to market demand.

What you will learn

As you embark on this 24-week journey, you’ll dive into a challenging curriculum and learn more than you thought was possible. Whether you’re interested in a virtual learning environment or joining with your peers on-campus, the University of Birmingham Coding Boot Camp will help you gain in-demand full stack skills. With expert instructors, extensive support, and collaboration with your classmates, you will get hands-on experience in full stack web development.

Phase 1: Foundation Weeks 1-8

The first phase, Foundation, equips you with the fundamental concepts of web development, covering HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as command line fundamentals and API consumption.

What you will learn:

  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Creating a web page from scratch
  • Mastering terminal commands
  • DOM manipulation
  • jQuery
  • Consuming RESTful APIs
  • Parsing JSON to extract meaningful data
  • Using AJAX to update data on a website

Phase 2: Technical Weeks 9-16

In the second phase, Technical, you learn the skills necessary to engineer a full stack web application, working with servers, databases, and other back end technologies, and connecting them to the front end.

What you will learn:

  • Writing Node.js server code to serve static web pages
  • Querying large amounts of data and answering questions from a MySQL database
  • Understanding and using Joins, Wheres, and Counts strategically

Phase 3: Performance Weeks 17-24

The last phase, Performance, has a dual meaning in that you acquire skills to optimise your web applications for speed and efficiency as well as prepare yourself for the transition to a career in web development.

What you will learn:

  • Utilising NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, as an alternative to MySQL
  • Improving the performance of applications
  • Converting traditional applications into progressive web applications (PWAs)
  • Creating single-page applications with React
  • Computer science applied to JavaScript (data structures, algorithms)

Phase 4: Self-paced Supplemental Content Weeks 25

Java is a mature programming language trusted across the software industry to build safe, scalable, and robust applications.

What you will learn:

  • Create scalable web apps, APIs, and Services
  • Take a deep dive into core Java and Object-Oriented Programming
  • Build a foundation in common build tools for Java projects, such as Maven
What our alumni are saying

“I learnt an incredible amount in the space of six months. I’ve gone from a complete beginner; I’d never written a line of code to at the end of the program being ready to jump into the software development job market.”

— Daniel P., University of Birmingham Coding Boot Camp Alumni

Our boot camp
learners are in
Our employer-competitive learners have received job offers from thousands of global organisations As you take the next steps in your career, you’ll have exclusive access to job referrals from our network of 250+ partners.
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Interest-Free Payment Plan
Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments with no interest.
Early Registration
Enroll by the early registration deadline and get £700 off tuition cost when paid in full.
Study Now, Pay Later
EdAid’s interest-free, income-based payments are 10% of pre-tax monthly income, and only commence when you are earning above £25,000 per annum.
'Women in Tech' and 'Diversity in Tech' £4,000 Scholarships
Qualified applicants can apply for scholarship funds.

Disclaimer: edX Boot Camps (UK) Limited (FCA Registration Number 923143) and 2U, Inc. (FCA Registration Number 924686) are Introducer Authorised Representatives of EdAid Foundation (FCA Registration Number 813354).

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A powerful educational partnership

About the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is ranked amongst the world’s top 100 institutions and has been challenging and developing students for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, our work brings people from across the world to study either online or on our campuses in Birmingham and Dubai.

We recognise that in an increasingly fast-paced world, flexibility in terms of how and where you undertake your studies is important. Our portfolio of programmes offers a modern solution for today’s students.

We strive for even greater success, equipping our graduates with the knowledge and skills to excel in their chosen careers and to enhance the impact they will make around the world.

About edX

This programme is offered through the University of Birmingham, in partnership with edX.

edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.