Birmingham City University

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Intake Periods September 2023

About Birmingham City University

International students have a fantastic experience studying at Birmingham City University (BCU). Students love our state-of-art modern facilities and appreciate learning from industry-trained faculty staff who are also accessible to students.

Our real-world applied learning is highly regarded in preparation for the real world of work. Others like our affordable course fees, informative website, which is international student-friendly, and our application process is user friendly. Our library offers a 24/7 service during term time, which is fantastic for catching up on last-minute assignments and exam preparation. The Student Union, with its student societies, is an integrated part of the BCU Student Life.

Other aspects of studying at BCU are students' appreciation of its city-centre location, the BCU employment agency on campus, and local employment opportunities in the city centre. Students in the long-term discover the great local community, which helps make Birmingham a home from home.

Birmingham City University welcomes over 29,000 students from around 100 countries to study with us. The university is located in Birmingham, the UK’s second-largest city with a population of approximately one million people.

We’re currently undertaking a £340 million investment programme, offering world-leading facilities for courses in Art, the Built Environment, Business, Computing, Design, Education, Engineering, Health, Law, Life Sciences, Media, and Social Sciences. Renovations include four industry-standard TV studios, a 500-seat concert hall, a simulated operating theatre and hospital wards and an 80-station fitness suite.

We have transformed our curriculum with over 1,000 contemporary, flexible courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with practice-based learning and international opportunities built into every stage.

Our 2,000-strong team of teaching staff come from various industrial sectors, ensuring you benefit directly from their knowledge, insight, and contacts. We work with companies like Microsoft, Cisco, Jaguar Land Rover, Sky UK, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. All students have the chance to gain industry and professional practise experience, which helps you make connections & is a key reason why many of our students are employed or in further study six months after graduating.

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. We have an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment.

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What their Students Say

“I’m thoroughly enjoying studying for my degree in textile design at Birmingham City University. The University offers not only an extremely high standard of teaching, it is also a supportive and friendly environment in which to take my academic career forward and maximise my confidence and potential.

“Throughout the course I have learnt a variety of skills, both creative and transferable. To open our minds and really ‘think outside the box’ is at the heart of our design work. Through placements, we have become more prepared and experienced, and ready to adapt to working life and to reach the highest level of professionalism.

“I’m making happy memories and friends. The support and care shown to students is remarkable. The department is a place of study but also a fantastic environment to meet friends and lecturers who really care.”

Nivi Krishnan
MA Textile Design

Birmingham City University Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, Arts and Humanities, Business and Management, Civil Engineering, Computing and IT, Construction, Creative Writing, Criminology, Design and Crafts, Early Years Education, Economics, Education, English Literature, Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations, Law, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Media Studies, Music, Nursing and Midwifery, Psychology, Sociology, Sports and fitness, Supply Chain and Logistics

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