Birmingham City University - first established in 1843 - is situated in Birmingham, in the Midlands. The University comprises of two main campuses, but also has various extra buildings situated throughout the city, including the prestigious School of Jewellery. The university offers120 taught and research-based postgraduate courses, with the entire university teaching 23,500 students from around 80 countries.

Birmingham City University has six libraries, including The Mary Seacole Library, one of the biggest specialist health libraries in the UK. These resources and the Learning Centre support the different subjects and interests of the staff and students.

Many of BCU’s buildings are new, meaning prospective students can look forward to newer facilities, accommodation and more.

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Birmingham City University is a winner of The Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Support for Students. At the postgraduate level, it offers programmes combining specific subject knowledge with management know-how, such as Arts and Project Management and Design Innovation Management, and 90% ‘outstanding’ research.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2016

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Source: HESA, 2016

This University

52% Part Time
48% Full Time

All universities (avg)

37% Part Time
63% Full Time

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Source: HESA, 2016


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Source: HESA, 2016

18,755 Undergraduate
4,130 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2016


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