Birmingham City University

United Kingdom

Birmingham City University is the West Midlands' largest provider of higher education for undergraduate study, and its portfolio of part-time courses is among the most substantial in the UK.

With a reputation for its high-quality courses and teaching standards as well as state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance, the university was ranked top 30 in the UK for graduate-level employability by the Sunday Times University Guide in 2013.

Subject Strengths: Design, Communications and Media Studies, Computing, Education, English, Healthcare, the Performing Arts and Social Sciences.

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Our campuses

The City Centre Campus is a multi-million pound centre of excellence in the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside development. It is made up of two buildings: Millennium Point and The Parkside Building.

Millennium Point is home to courses from our Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment (TEE), as well as Birmingham School of Acting. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

City North is a big, bustling campus, three miles north of the city centre. It's simple to get to - there's on-site parking, and you're minutes from a train station and major bus routes. It's where many of our courses are based, including those taught by Birmingham City Business School; the Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences; and the School of English. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

City South Campus in Edgbaston, to the south of the City Centre, is home to the Faculty of Health. Students learn in the most realistic settings – from a mock operating theatre and hospital wards to a fully equipped birthing room and virtual radiotherapy suite.

Following a £30 million refurbishment, the Seacole Building was opened in 2006, and won a Built in Quality award from Birmingham City Council in 2007. In September 2011, the completion of a £2 million teaching wing meant all health and social care students became based at City South Campus. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

The largest jewellery school in Europe stands right at the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, where much of the jewellery made in Britain today is manufactured.

The multi-award-winning building houses a wonderful complex of traditional style workshops, teaching and exhibition accommodation. This extraordinary listed Venetian Gothic building is a fitting home for a stunning modern art school.

The School is in a truly inspiring setting in which to learn your craft. Stroll through the light-filled, airy atrium of this fabulous modern building with floor-to-ceiling windows and you’ll see our students honing their skills with the very latest equipment. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

Floating mezzanine levels, glass lifts and cutting-edge specialist workspaces sit comfortably beside the original stained glass windows and mosaic floors of this glorious purpose-built art school. The campus right in the city centre, perfectly placed next to the city’s museum and art gallery.

The campus is well equipped with light and airy studios, gallery and installation spaces, a fine art library and workshops for wood, metal, plaster, fibreglass, ceramics, digital media, print and photography. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

Information
Year
Founded
1992
Student
Population
24065
Staff
Population
1183
Male to Female
Ratio
39 : 61
International
Students
20%
Hotline
+65 6333 1300
BCU@therightu.com
Social
Accredited in Singapore
Strengths
Performing Arts
Guardian Drama and dance
United Kingdom
3rd
English & Literature
The Times Creative writing
United Kingdom
9th
Speech Therapy
CUG Aural & Oral Sciences
United Kingdom
14th
Diagnostic Imaging
The Times Radiography
United Kingdom
16th
Education
Guardian Education
United Kingdom
17th
Music
Guardian Music
United Kingdom
17th
Nursing & Health Science
Guardian Nursing & Midwifery
United Kingdom
18th
Surveying & Planning
Guardian Building and town and country planning
United Kingdom
19th
Scholarships
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to $60000 for tuition
6 available
British Council IELTS Prize
Up to £40000 for tuition
6 available
British Chevening Scholarships
100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
UNESCO Fellowship Programmes
Up to 100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity
Prompt Payment Bursary
£300 for tuition
Unlimited quantity
Loyalty Bursary 1
Up to 20% for tuition
Unlimited quantity
Loyalty Bursary 2
10% for tuition
Unlimited quantity
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Notable Alumni

Tang Da Wu Artist
Günter is a Silesian German biologist and 1999 Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology for the discovery that proteins have intrinsic signals that govern their transport and localization in the cell. He obtained a PhD in the area of cell biology from the university in 1966.

Saiman Mia Designer
Professor Schinazi has been recognised for his extraordinary contributions to science and to human health, particularly for developing treatments for HIV/AIDS, the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is estimated that over 94 per cent of people infected with HIV take one of the drugs developed by Professor Schinazi and that his innovative work has saved over 6.5 million lives. He received his BSc (1972) and PhD (1976) in Chemistry, along with an Honorary DSc in 2006.
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