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You’ll find a diverse and welcoming environment at Birmingham City University. It’s a modern and dynamic international university, with staff, students and alumni from more than 100 countries worldwide.

The University’s courses are highly practical and career focused, and many are accredited by professional bodies. This means that you’ll gain qualifications that are prized by employers, giving you an important advantage in the job market.

The University is currently investing £260 million in its campuses, so you’ll benefit from the very latest learning environments.  Recent developments include the £62 million Parkside Building, home to the University’s design and creative media courses, and the £63 million Curzon Building, which opened in September 2015 and is the base for business, English, law and social sciences.

Further projects include the redevelopment of City South Campus and the creation of a new home for the world-famous Birmingham Conservatoire.

Behind its cutting-edge facilities and modern approach to learning lies a long-established institution which in various guises has played a prominent role in higher education for over 150 years.


Academic strengths

Seacole BuildingThe University is committed to providing courses of academic excellence in modern, well-equipped surroundings. Quality course provision is of paramount importance and rigorous systems are in place to evaluate and improve the quality of its students’ experiences.

The University offers a wide choice of innovative courses covering a range of subject areas, grouped into four faculties: Arts, Design and Media; Business, Law and Social Sciences; Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment; and Health, Education and Life Sciences.

It has strong links with industry and the professions, which contributes to a highly vocational approach to your education. Many courses are accredited by leading industry organisations and many enable students to undertake work experience placements in the UK, further enhancing your employability when you graduate.

The University has recently undertaken a thorough review of its course provision to ensure they remain at the cutting edge of their discipline. This will result in new modules and structures, more flexibility within courses, and a number of brand new courses which will commence in 2017/18.



The Curzon BuildingThere are six libraries across the University’s campuses with over 400,000 volumes, where students have ‘open access’ to all computing facilities. There is also a range of online resources that all students can take advantage of.

There are University-owned and University-partner halls of residence at various locations around the city, and all international students are guaranteed a place for the whole duration of their course.

The Student Affairs team provides a wide range of guidance and support, including administrative services, careers advice, a chaplaincy, child care, counselling, disability services, financial advice, a student job shop and health care services. New international students can benefit from the dedicated services such as Meet and Greet, and Orientation Week.


Student life

Parkside BuildingThe University’s location in the lively city of Birmingham guarantees you access to the very best in entertainments, facilities and attractions. The city is one of the most multicultural in the UK, offering a wide range of artistic, sporting and shopping opportunities – there really is something for everyone!

The Students’ Union at Birmingham City University provides everything necessary for fun and fulfilling student days and nights. It offers a varied and exciting entertainments programme, including sports, social events and special interest activities; advice and information on just about any issue; and much more. It also represents students’ interests throughout the University and beyond.


Student Profile

Brian Lobeda, Philippines

Visual Communication (Animation) – BA (Hons)

“Through my course, I got to meet professionals from companies like Pixar and Dreamworks, and got awesome tips on improving my animation. I love the computer room facility because the computers are equipped with latest software that I needed to complete my work.”


Getting in touch

To find out more about Birmingham City University, please contact us:

International Office
Birmingham City University
University House
15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham B5 5 JU

Tel: +44 (0)121 331 5389

Email: international.admissions@bcu.ac.uk

Web: www.bcu.ac.uk


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