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As a Birmingham postgraduate you can expect to engage with challenging debates, theories and concepts and, in doing so, grow as an original thinker. The University of Birmingham is recognised internationally for excellence in teaching and research – 87% of research conducted at the University has a global impact. 

Birmingham understands that you want to study somewhere with a strong research culture, that delivers on your expectations. The opportunities, facilities and academics at Birmingham will help you to achieve your ambitions, whether they are research-led with a desire for discovery, or to boost your skills to advance your career.

The University of Birmingham was the 2nd most targeted University in the UK by top employers (High Fliers: The Graduate Market in 2018), verifying that a postgraduate degree from Birmingham will help you to develop the skills to make you a highly desirable graduate for employers.

Postgraduates make up more than 40% of the student population at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community, with the dedicated support and facilities you need to succeed in your studies or research.

With a total student population of more than 14,000 students from over 150 countries, there are opportunities for all to succeed in their chosen subject area at Birmingham. 

The University’s academic schools are organised into five colleges:

  • Arts and Law
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Medical and Dental Sciences
  • Social Sciences


To find out more about their postgraduate courses, you can visit our university’s online course finder or for research courses, please see their Doctoral ReSEACHer database.


You can get in touch with current postgraduate students and alumni to ask any questions you have about studying and living in Birmingham. Ask us a question on their postgraduate portal.

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About the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is constantly developing and evolving in its desire to become a leading global university- through enhanced research power, and the extent of its global networks.  At the postgraduate level, the University offers degrees covering areas including Law; Environmental Sciences; Dental Sciences; and Social Sciences.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

37% Part Time
63% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

21,420 Undergraduate
11,225 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018


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