Birmingham City University

At a glance

Birmingham City University (BCU) successfully combines innovative teaching and learning, sector-leading student support and effective partnerships with some of the country’s leading employers.

Birmingham City University is made up of four faculties, each covering a range of subjects and specialisms, these include: Arts, Design & Media; Business, Law & Social Sciences, Computing, Engineering & the Built Environment. 

Its courses have a strong focus on preparing students for the world of work, with many offering the option of a four-year ‘sandwich’ mode, with a full year in industry providing valuable work experience. This emphasis has helped ensure that nine in 10 of its graduates are in work or further study within six months (DLHE 2012/13).

The university encourages entrepreneurship - Birmingham City Business School’s ground-breaking Student Academic Partners (SAP) scheme gives you the chance to team up with other students and staff as part of an equal project partnership.

The university’s annual Extra Mile awards highlight some amazing student achievements, as well as crowning the Entrepreneurial Student of the Year.

The University is investing £260 million in new facilities, including a major expansion of its City Centre Campus. It welcomes some 22,500 students from 80 countries onto its courses, ensuring all students benefit from a global perspective and insight.

Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city, home to 65,000 students. It has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK, as well as internationally with many overseas direct flights from Birmingham Airport. 

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Higher Education Provider (HEP). Student Sponsor - Track Record

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Birmingham (England)

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Why choose Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University (BCU) courses are practice-based; firmly rooted within industry to boost your employment prospects.We work with leading global names such as Microsoft, Cartier, the BBC, Sony and Rolls-Royce to inform our course content and set live projects for you to work on.

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