Birmingham City University welcomes over 24,000 students from some 80 countries to study with us. We are situated in Birmingham, the UK’s second-largest city with a population of around one million people. It is the youngest city in Europe, with under-25s accounting for 40 percent of its population. Birmingham was named by travel publisher Rough Guides as one of the Top 10 Cities to visit in 2015 and has been ranked as the ninth most cost-effective city for students in the UK.
The University is mid-way through a £260 million investment programme, renovations include four industry-standard TV studios with the latest Sony equipment, a ‘green screen’ MILO studio, a 500-seat concert hall, a fully-functional radiography suite, a 3D imaging diagnostic suite and an 80-station fitness suite.
In line with our transforming campus, we have also transformed our curriculum with almost 350 contemporary, flexible courses, with practice-based learning and international opportunities built into every stage. Courses include Art, the Built Environment, Business, Computing, Design, Education, Engineering, Health, Law, Life Sciences, Media and Social Sciences.
We have professional accreditation from organisations including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), British Psychological Society (BPS) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Our New Technology Institute (Gamer Camp) is a member of the Sony Academic Alliance, PlayStation First and we are one of only five universities in Europe to be developing on PlayStation 4.
Our 1,700 teaching staff come from industry, ensuring you benefit directly from their knowledge and contacts. We work with Microsoft, Cisco and Jaguar Land Rover. All students have the chance to gain industry and professional practice experience through work placements, Erasmus years abroad and sandwich courses. If you want to earn while you learn you can join our student employment agency ‘OpportUNIty’ which helps you find paid part-time work.
At the heart of it all is our student support system. Our student enquiry service, Ask, brings together our student support within a single enquiry service. In addition to Ask, there is the Centre for Academic Success which provides all students with access to a range of academic support services to help develop their study skills, including report writing, revision techniques, stress management, English language and numeracy.
In summary, Birmingham City University is a large, diverse and increasingly popular place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving you the best opportunities for future success.