Birmingham City University

University Profile

Studying at Birmingham City University will enable you to learn from first-rate teaching staff, have the pick of a vast selection of courses and get to live within a vibrant, multicultural environment that’s just a few miles away from the exciting city centre of Birmingham.

Our practice-led, knowledge-based learning means you receive hands-on, real-world experience whether you are interested in academic subjects like business or psychology, creative courses like music or fashion, practical subjects like computing and engineering, or those related to caring professions like healthcare or teaching.

Transformed teaching

We have transformed our curriculum with a new range of contemporary, flexible courses with practice-based learning and international opportunities built into every stage.

Investing in your future

We're investing £260 million in industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning.

Work experience and placements

You'll have the chance to gain industry and professional practice experience through work placements, mentoring schemes, Erasmus years abroad and sandwich courses. We also work on course-related projects with organisations like Microsoft, Cisco, Jaguar Land Rover and Sky UK.

Internationally accredited courses

Many of our courses have internationally recognised accreditations, such as the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

Enhanced career prospects

We offer career support and advice throughout your time with us and for up to five years after you graduate. Our Graduate+ scheme embeds career-related skills into every one of our degree courses, from becoming a course rep to studying abroad. 

Learn from the best

From the UK’s leading criminologist to a ‘Hot 100’ jeweller, our teaching staff come from and maintain links with industry, and are some of the leading figures in their fields.

Practice-based research

Almost 90 per cent of our research was judged to have delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ external impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014).


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