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Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years.

Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates.

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 is recognised internationally for excellence in teaching and research – 87% of research conducted at the University has a global impact.

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 Researcher 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.

University of Birmingham students on Postgraduate Search say:

“Fruitful courses, nice teaching staff.”

“Good teachers, materials. Too crowded classrooms.”

“Really enjoying the experiences around the subject and the freedom in research, however the assessment is too continuous (stressed).”

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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, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

38% Part Time
62% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

21,965 Undergraduate
11,310 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2019


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