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Birmingham City University

Location

Perry Barr, Birmingham, GB, Birmingham United Kingdom

Ranking

# 1001-1200QS World University Rankings

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306Undergraduate programs

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193Postgraduate programs

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About Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University successfully combines innovative teaching and learning, innovative student support and effective partnerships with some of the country’s leading employers. Our commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience employers need means that 97 per cent of our students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2016/17) – which places us in the top ten multi-disciplinary institutions in the UK.

We focus on practice-led, knowledge-based learning, providing you with access to cutting-edge facilities and real-world experience. The University enjoys around 50 professional accreditations and has a well-established reputation for delivering in-company training and development programmes.

We welcome over 24,500 students from over 100 countries to study with us. If you’re an international student and you need a helping hand before starting at BCU, you can attend Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC), which offers a range of dedicated pathway programmes with additional academic support to help prepare you for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. BCUIC is a good choice for you if you don’t meet the academic or English language requirements to go straight onto one of our courses, or if you have been away from education for some time and want to improve your skills before coming to BCU.

We’ve just finished investing £260 million in our campuses and facilities. We have three brand new buildings at our City Centre Campus: The Parkside Building for design and media students, which opened in 2013, The Curzon Building, which houses business, law, social science and English courses as well as new library, IT and student support facilities and opened in 2015, and our new music building for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire which opened in 2017. A new building for Education, Sport and Life Science courses opened at our City South Campus in 2018.

At Birmingham City University, the UK’s second largest city is just minutes’ walk from your campus, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our buzzing, young and diverse city.

If you are an international student and do not quite meet our direct entry requirements, you could consider Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC), our affiliate international college. BCUIC provides a wide range of pathway programmes leading to over 120 of our degrees, enabling international students to study with us from a slightly lower entry point. Students can join BCUIC in September, January or May for Foundation, First Year and Pre-Master’s programmes.
 

About Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University successfully combines innovative teaching and learning, innovative student support and effective partnerships with some of the country’s leading employers. Our commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience employers need means that 97 per cent of our students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2016/17) – which places us in the top ten multi-disciplinary institutions in the UK.

We focus on practice-led, knowledge-based learning, providing you with access to cutting-edge facilities and real-world experience. The University enjoys around 50 professional accreditations and has a well-established reputation for delivering in-company training and development programmes.

We welcome over 24,500 students from over 100 countries to study with us. If you’re an international student and you need a helping hand before starting at BCU, you can attend Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC), which offers a range of dedicated pathway programmes with additional academic support to help prepare you for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. BCUIC is a good choice for you if you don’t meet the academic or English language requirements to go straight onto one of our courses, or if you have been away from education for some time and want to improve your skills before coming to BCU.

We’ve just finished investing £260 million in our campuses and facilities. We have three brand new buildings at our City Centre Campus: The Parkside Building for design and media students, which opened in 2013, The Curzon Building, which houses business, law, social science and English courses as well as new library, IT and student support facilities and opened in 2015, and our new music building for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire which opened in 2017. A new building for Education, Sport and Life Science courses opened at our City South Campus in 2018.

At Birmingham City University, the UK’s second largest city is just minutes’ walk from your campus, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our buzzing, young and diverse city.

If you are an international student and do not quite meet our direct entry requirements, you could consider Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC), our affiliate international college. BCUIC provides a wide range of pathway programmes leading to over 120 of our degrees, enabling international students to study with us from a slightly lower entry point. Students can join BCUIC in September, January or May for Foundation, First Year and Pre-Master’s programmes.
 

Available programs

Foundation years/Year 0 courses: Foundation years (sometimes called Year 0 courses) are designed for students who don’t meet the entry requirements for a particular degree course, and enable them to develop their learning to an appropriate standard in preparation for Year 1 of the degree.Foundation degrees: If your qualifications are slightly below those required for direct entry onto a Bachelor’s degree, Foundation degrees may offer an alternative route to a full undergraduate degree.Higher National Certificates/Higher National Diplomas: Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Higher National Diplomas (HND) are vocational qualifications which often include practical elements as well as theory. It is often possible to ‘top up’ these qualifications to a Bachelor’s degree through further relevant study.Certificate/Diploma in Higher Education: These are similar to HNC and HND qualifications in terms of levels of study achieved. They can potentially be ‘topped up’ to a full Bachelor’s degree in a related subject area.Bachelor’s degree: This is a full undergraduate degree qualification. Bachelor’s degrees normally take three or four years to complete on a full-time basis - they can also be studied part-time.

BA (Hons) Acting

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BA (Hons) English

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BA Architecture

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BMus Jazz

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LLB (Hons) Law

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Whether you’ve already taken the first steps in your career, or have a good degree but want to focus your knowledge into a specific field, Birmingham City University offers a broad range of flexible full-time and part-time postgraduate courses, research degrees and professional development programmes that help you go further.We are a large and vibrant institution, providing a stimulating and dynamic educational environment for all of our students. Situated in the UK's 'second city' and catering for over 4,500 postgraduate students (around 23,500 including undergraduates), we are rightly seen as an educational powerhouse both nationally and abroad. As an institution we have a long-standing and distinctive focus on research, professional training and creative practice.

Creative Writing

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MA Acting

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MA Fashion Design

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MA Fine Art

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MA Fine Art

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MA Musicology

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MA Musicology

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MFA Acting

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MMus Composition

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MMus Jazz

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PgDip Acting

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MA Criminology

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MA Education

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MA Education

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MSc Safeguarding

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MSc Social Work

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University information

Bachelor

1100+
500+
2+
6+
80+

Master

2+
6+
25,576
81%
19%
7,151
62%
38%
1,489
81%
19%

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Rankings & ratings

Birmingham City University is one of the top universities in Birmingham, United Kingdom. It is ranked #1001-1200 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

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