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University of Birmingham

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Ranked 84th in the world in the QS World University Rankings® 2018, the University of Birmingham is a red brick university, a term used to describe a group of universities founded in industrial cities in England in the 19th century. It’s also a Russell Group university - which means it belongs to a small set of research universities with a reputation for excellence.

The University of Birmingham ranks among the top 50 universities across several disciplines in the QS World University Rankings by Subject:

  • English language and literature (41st)
  • Linguistics (45th)
  • Education and training (25th)
  • Dentistry (19th)
  • Development studies (32nd)
  • Mining and mineral engineering (50th)
  • Social policy and administration (43rd)
  • Sports policy and administration (5th)
  • Theology, divinity and religious studies (35th)

Find out about the University of Birmingham’s performance in the QS World University Rankings by Subject in more detail here.

76
2016
82
2017
=84
2018
  • 66.8
    Overall Score
  • 74.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 47.2
    Citations per Faculty
  • 88.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 48.2
    Faculty Student
  • 90.9
    International Faculty
  • 86
    International Students
5
2017
  • 88.4
    Overall Score
  • 91.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 89.8
    Citations per Paper
  • 71.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 84.8
    H-index Citations
91-100
2017
86
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 58.4
    Overall Score
  • 35.7
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 71
    Employer Reputation
  • 75.6
    Graduate Employment Rate
  • 66.8
    Partnerships with Employers
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,962
International
1,028

Number of students

28,660
Postgraduate 30%
Undergraduate 70%

Number of international students

7,795
Postgraduate 57%
Undergraduate 43%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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