With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. It comprises two main campuses in Birmingham, with additional sites located throughout the city.

The university is made up of four faculties, each covering a range of subjects and specialisms. These include: Health, Education and Life Sciences; Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment; Business, Law and Social Sciences; and Arts, Design and Media.

Why choose BCU?

If you decide to come to Birmingham City University, you can be confident that you’ll be transformed with the skills and confidence to succeed when you graduate. You’ll receive a first-class education with a focus on practical skills and professional relevance.

Many of BCU’s courses have internationally recognised accreditations, such as the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

You’ll also have the chance to gain industry and professional practice experience through work placements, mentoring schemes and Study Abroad exchanges overseas. BCU also works on course-related projects with companies and organisations like Microsoft, Cisco, Jaguar Land Rover, Sky UK and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Over 94% of BCU’s students were in employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA 2016/17).


Almost 90 per cent of BCU’s research was judged to have delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ external impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Financial Support

Depending on your course, level of study, and nationality, you may be eligible to receive financial support for your tuition fees and living costs while you study at BCU. More information is available on BCU’s Financial Support webpage.


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