• The University of Birmingham, a founding member of the Russell Group universities and is a prestigious world-leading educational institution offering an extraordinarily high standard of teaching. The University currently has over 34,000 students from nearly 150 countries enrolled, 6,500 of whom are international.
  • There are 22,940 undergraduate students and 12,505 postgraduate students in the student population, which is the fourth-highest in the UK. Birmingham is known for producing graduates who are highly employable and competitive. The university was the third most targeted university by top employers in 2018-19 (The Graduate Sector in 2019), showing their loyalty to you and your future.
  • University of Birmingham is ranked 19th in the Times University Guide 2021, 21st in the Guardian University Guide 2021, 87th in the QS World University Rankings 2021 and 107th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. 87 per cent of Birmingham’s research was shown to have a global impact in fields such as history, education, chemical engineering and psychology in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

History of University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham, based in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom, is a public research university. Founded in 1900, Birmingham has been challenging and cultivating great minds for more than a century. Research at the university, marked by a history of creativity, has broken new grounds, moved the limits of science forward and made an impact on the lives of people.

The main University of Birmingham was the first traditional ‘redbrick’ university campus in England. Birmingham is a major European city and home to some stunning Victorian and contemporary architecture, as well as art, music, theatre and sports venues, excellent nightlife, fantastic shopping and dining, including the world-famous Bullring Centre. The town also takes advantage of being surrounded by beautiful countryside.

At Birmingham university you will be part of a welcoming community in the heart of UK’s most vibrant, multicultural city on your doorstep. The central location of Birmingham in the UK means it is easy to access, and many places around the world are served by Birmingham International Airport.

The University of Birmingham has recently launched its new Dubai campus, which opened in September 2018, in addition to the UK campus that was built more than 100 years ago, becoming the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to develop a campus in Dubai. Our campus provides the ability to receive a world-class British university education in one of the world’s most diverse and exciting cities.

University of Birmingham Rankings and Achievements

  • NSS 2021 Rank-104
  • QS Ranking- 90
  • THE- 105th
  • The Guardian-63

Departments at University of Birmingham

  • Accounting – Birmingham Business School
  • African Studies and Anthropology
  • Alta Bioscience
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Health Research (Institute of)
  • Art History, Curating and Visual Studies
  • Arts and Law, College of
  • Astronomy
  • Biosciences
  • Birmingham Business School
  • Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education
  • Birmingham Energy Institute
  • Birmingham International Academy (BIA)
  • Birmingham Law School
  • Business – Birmingham Business School
  • Cancer and Genomic Sciences (Institute of)
  • Cardiovascular Sciences (Institute of)
  • Centre for Human Brain Health
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
  • Clinical Sciences (Institute of)
  • College of Arts and Law
  • College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • College of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Medical and Dental Sciences
  • College of Social Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Dentistry
  • Department of Management – Birmingham Business School
  • Department of Social Policy and Social Work (SPSW)
  • Development Studies – see International Development Department
  • Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs
  • Drama and Theatre Arts
  • Earth Sciences – see School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • East European Studies – see Centre for Russian and East European Studies
  • Ecology – see School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Economics – Birmingham Business School
  • Education
  • Education and Social Justice
  • Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences, College of
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • English Literature
  • English, Drama and Creative Studies, School of
  • Environmental Science – see School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • European Languages and Culture
  • Film and Creative Writing
  • Finance – Birmingham Business School
  • Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Global Ethics
  • Government, School of
  • Graduate School
  • Health Services Management Centre
  • History, Department of
  • History and Cultures, School of
  • History of Art
  • Immunology and Immunotherapy (Institute of)
  • Inflammation and Ageing (Institute of)
  • International Development Department
  • Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage
  • Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music, School of
  • Languages for All
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Life and Environmental Sciences, College of
  • Local Government Studies (INLOGOV)
  • Management, Department of
  • Marketing – Birmingham Business School
  • Mathematics
  • MBA – Birmingham Business School
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical and Dental Sciences, College of
  • Medieval History
  • Mental Health (Institute for)
  • Metabolism and Systems Research (Institute of)
  • Metallurgy and Materials
  • Microbiology and Infection (Institute of)
  • Modern History
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Theology and Religion, School of
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Political Science and International Studies
  • Psychology
  • Railways
  • Religion
  • Shakespeare Institute
  • Social Policy, School of
  • Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology
  • Social Sciences, College of
  • Social Studies
  • Social Work and Social Care
  • Sport
  • Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Strategy and International Business – Birmingham Business School
  • Students Union (Guild of Students)
  • Teacher Education
  • Theology and Religion
  • University of Birmingham Sport

Courses Offered by University of Birmingham

Student Statistics

  • Undergraduate – 65%
  • Postgraduate –35 %
  • Full-time students –86%
  • Part-time students –14%
  • UK students– 72%
  • EU students-4%
  • International students –24%
  • Female – 58%
  • Male –42%

Breakdown of fee structure

Fee Undergraduate Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research
Band 1 (Class) £19,980 to £20,760 £20,430 to £22,140 £19,380 to £20,460
Band 2 (Intermediate) £21,420 to £23,400 £23,040 to £24,840 £21,300 to £23,460
Band 3 (Laboratory) £24,600 to £27,180 £25,740 to £27,540 £24,780 to £27,600
Band 4 (Clinical) £44,100 n/a £44,100
International Academy
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The University of Birmingham offers a variety of scholarships for UK, EU and international students to reward exceptional achievement and to help ensure that students are not constrained by financial concerns.

Student Support

The University of Birmingham has all the resources and support to ensure you most of your time in Birmingham, wherever you come from. There is a dedicated student support teams that can provide information and advice on funding, disability support, and health and wellbeing.

The International Student Team also provides international students with knowledgeable and committed advisers who have concerns about immigration, UK jobs, healthcare, finances, and personal and academic support. All services are completely free of charge.

Learning support involves online study skills training that helps students prepare for university studies. In addition, academic advancement, welfare problems, and skills growth are assisted by personal tutors. The Academic Skills Centre and Birmingham International Academy are also offering research and English language support as well as individual counselling and community workshops. In order to help and encourage you to access the information that you need to excel in your Master’s, central and departmental facilities and training are available throughout your studies.

The University Medical Practice (UMP) is near the campus that provides services including reproductive health, guidance on travel, vaccines and more. A primary contact point, along with an online service, is provided by the Student Center.

Student Life

The University of Birmingham Guild of Students is the university’s student union. Over 250 student organisations, societies and associations are home university’s Guild of Students.The guild has a long and fruitful history of working closely with the university in order to enhance student life.

Birmingham has a vibrant independent scene in the town centre and surrounding areas with stores, restaurants, cafés, bars and galleries. Birmingham has become the bustling hub for shopping, food and drink, nightlife, sport, music and there is so much more. The Bullring, Peaky Blinders, Cadbury Chocalate Factory are all things synonymous with Birmingham.

The city is hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022, which will give the world a glimpse into a city with students at its heart.


international students are guaranteed a place in accommodation at the University of Birmingham for at least their first year of study. If they wish, it could be possible for students to stay in accommodation at the university for their entire time in the UK.

The university has three villages of accommodation and a range of housing provided by partners all close to campus. Options include single study bedrooms with shared bathrooms, en suite study bedrooms, and self-contained studio apartments. With access to a range of food sources, both self-catered and versatile catered dining choices are provided.

There is also plenty of private rented accommodations close to Birmingham University and the Living team of the university can help to explore these choices and provide students with the best housing advice during your time in Birmingham.


The location in the middle of England makes it a convenient base for exploring the United Kingdom and Europe; the city is less than two hours by road and rail from London, and has its own international airport. It is also easy to fly from Warwick, Stratford, the Peak District and Wales.

With buses, trains and trams to easily move around the city, Birmingham benefits from a prime position in the heart of England.
On campus, the university has its own train station. It takes just 8 minutes to get by train to the city centre.
With destinations in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, Birmingham International Airport is a major hub.
In the broader Birmingham area, extensive bicycle parking is found on campus, and dedicated bike paths.

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