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Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

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(3.9) 1668 reviews

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Love uni and I have met great people. Even jobs are easy with the support given, great nightlife here too and the students union is great for meeting people.

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WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2019 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
124 / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2019
Top 10 Reasons To Study With Us

1. 7th in the UK for employability

We’re committed to giving you the skills you need to progress your career.Over 97 per cent of our students are employed or in further study within six months of graduating.(DLHE survey 2016/17). (Multi-faculty universities with a student population of more than 1,000).

2. Investing in your future

We've invested £340 million in industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning.

3. Work experience and placements

Our careers team will support you to get the experience you’ll need when applying for a graduate level job. You’ll have the chance to gain industry experience through work placements, mentoring schemes, Erasmus+ and Study Abroad exchanges overseas. We also work on course-related projects with companies like Microsoft and Jaguar Land Rover.

4. Earn while you learn

Our student employment agency allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining valuable work experience.

5. Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials

Available for all new home and EU undergraduate students starting in 2019.

6. Internationally accredited courses

Many of our courses have internationally recognised accreditations, such as the ACCA, CIMA and RIBA.

7. A global city

Study with us and you will be located at the heart of the dynamic city of Birmingham.

8. Enhanced career prospects

We embed career-related skills into all of our courses, from becoming a course rep to studying abroad.

9. Learn from the best

From the UK’s leading criminologist to a ‘Hot 100’ jeweller, our teaching staff come from and maintain links with industry.

10. Transformed teaching

We have transformed our curriculum with a range of contemporary, flexible courses with practice-based learning built into every stage.

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Source: HESA, 2018 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)


Is there the option to study abroad at this uni?
15 Feb 19

Computer Games Technology BSc (Hons)

I really love it. It is better than expected - I've met so many amazing people, and had so many cool opportunities. I...
15 Feb 19

Psychology BSc (Hons)

University life is the best thing to happen to me. It’s helped me learn how to be more confident and independent. I’ve...

Student rating ( 3.9 ) 1668 reviews

5 star 26%
4 star 47%
3 star 23%
2 star 3%
1 star 1%

Where you'll study

Birmingham City University

University House 15 Bartholomew Row Birmingham B5 5JU United Kingdom Nearest train station: Perry Barr  0.1 miles away

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