Birmingham City University

With around 23,500 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large, diverse and increasingly popular place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment.

Short Courses

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Our early history can be traced back to the five individual colleges which would be brought together as The City of Birmingham Polytechnic in 1971.


  • We've got over 150 undergraduate courses – and advice on what to next.
  • You'll find over 120 postgraduate and professional development courses.
  • We offer a range of part-time undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short courses.
  • A four year degree course which combines three years of undergraduate study with an additional year at postgraduate level.
  • We welcome mature students to our courses. In fact, around 60 per cent of our students are classed as mature.


Research Groups:

  • Digital Media Technology Lab
  • Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Intelligent Systems and Networks (ISN)
  • Cybersecurity Research Group


The Careers and Job Prospects service aims to help develop and improve the employability of our students and graduates. We provide specialist one-to-one advice, careers management sessions and employment activities covering:

  • Reviewing CVs, covering letters and application forms
  • Career planning and decision making
  • Options with a subject/degree
  • Preparing for interviews and assessment centres
  • Developing portfolios
  • Networking with employers
  • Advice about self-employment and entrepreneurship
  • Postgraduate Study

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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601 200
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Student services

We are here to help you make the most of your time at the University. We provide high quality services that support you, enhance your learning experience and are responsive to your changing needs, before, during and after university.

  • Careers and Job Prospects
  • Child Care
  • Finance/Money Matters
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Visas and Immigration
  • Student Mentoring

Housing services

As an international student you are guaranteed Birmingham City University accommodation for the duration of your course.

Library services

Library and Learning Resources has four libraries: Curzon, Mary Seacole, School of Art and School of Jewellery. Each of these contains a wealth of printed material to support the course taught at their respective campus. A variety of study space is available.

ICT services

IT Help

The IT team offers helpful technical support.

Medical services

Our professional and confidential Health and Wellbeing services offer support for your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, helping you to make the most out of your time at university. We can help you with:

  • Disability support
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Counselling
  • Health care
  • Faith and spiritual wellbeing

Student Life

Campus life

City South Campus in Edgbaston, to the south of the City Centre, is home to our Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences.  We have a wide range of courses in health and social care, education (teacher training and non-teacher training), life sciences, and sport, and our students benefit from practical learning facilities – from a mock operating theatre and hospital wards, laboratories and sports clinics, and specialised education facilities.

Sports facilities

Sport and exercise offer great benefits both physically and mentally. As a student at BCU, you'll have the chance to try out a new sport or activity or join a weekly session with no strings attached! You'll be able to stay active while you study, meet new people and feel great.

The eight court sports hall has a semi-sprung wood floor and is marked out for:

  • Badminton
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Five-a-side football
  • Cricket
  • Volleyball.

Student clubs

As a BCU student you are automatically a member of your Students’ Union and have access to the wide range of fantastic services and facilities on offer!

BCUSU will be behind some of the biggest events at the University, such as BCU's Big Welcome and Graduation Ball. They also offer over 100 sports teams, societies and media groups for you to get involved in. Whatever your interests, they’ve got it covered!

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom


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