University of Birmingham

University Profile

The University of Birmingham was the region’s first civic university established by Queen Victoria by Royal Charter in 1900, welcoming students from all backgrounds. Today it continues to develop its global community with over 6,800 students from more than 150 nationalities. Undergraduates will find more than 350 different courses to choose from, led by researchers who are experts in their field.

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Birmingham is renowned for producing highly employable graduates, and was the third most targeted university by top employers in 2018/19*. Whatever career you choose, the skills you develop at Birmingham will stay with you. If your job hasn’t been invented yet then you can’t train for it, so working with us you will develop all-round skills for a modern workplace.

Birmingham is a redbrick, campus-based university with excellent links to the city centre including a train station on campus. The University’s Guild of Students offers more than 250 student groups, societies and associations with access to activities and volunteering opportunities. At Birmingham, you will build a network that will stay with you for a lifetime. On campus you will join a thriving, diverse community. From your first day you will have opportunities to discover a new hobby, learn a new sport or a language, develop a new skill, work or volunteer, meet new lifelong friends and make enduring memories.


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