Located in the centre of Birmingham, the UK’s second city, UCB is a specialised university focusing on hospitality, culinary arts, tourism and service-orientated business and marketing programmes. The University offers a range of qualifications up to Masters degree level. Many degrees are awarded by the University of Birmingham, to whom UCB is accredited.
With origins dating back to the early 20thCentury, UCB is an industry-focused institution offering high-quality practical learning resources to support courses. In 2014, UCB’s new campus McIntyre House opened as a dedicated centre for undergraduate and postgraduate study. The building has state of the art facilities as well as informal break-out areas for teaching and learning, a 24-hour learning hub, IT clusters with Wi-Fi, a 200 seat café, landscaped grounds and outdoor seating.
With extensive IT and library facilities, UCB has its own language school and English as a Foreign Language Centre, which offers academic English classes and a free English language checking service for written assessed work. The University also has an Academic Learning Centre and offers workshops covering all areas of the curriculum.
UCB’s international reputation means it attracts students from around the world. From a student community of 8,000, international students number around 1,500, drawn from nearly 65 countries.
Many of our students live in our student village, The Maltings, situated just 10 minutes’ walk from the main campus and in close proximity to the city’s main shopping areas, nightlife and part-time job opportunities. We provide an extensive range of support facilities for all our international students, including careers and employability, industrial placements, Unitemps (our part-time work employment agency) and health services, whilst our Student Services Department and International Student Centre is always available for help and advice.