Ulster University’s London and Birmingham Branch Campuses offer a range of business-focused degrees in a professional environment. You’ll be able to take advantage of studying in one of the UK’s two biggest business centres, with plenty of opportunities for work experience and networking.
Ulster University boasts impressive rankings, coming in the top 150 Young Universities (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). It also sits at 23rd place in the 2018 National Student Survey’s student satisfaction rankings, with 87% overall satisfaction.
With Ulster’s dedication to creating work-ready graduates who thrive in professional business environments, you can be sure that a degree from Ulster is a fantastic step towards a successful career.
Both Branch Campuses have a dedicated Careers and Employability service where you can schedule appointments to get one-to-one support. The University’s London and Birmingham Branch Campuses focus on Business and Computing subjects - serving two huge industry sectors which are consistently in high-demand for qualified graduates.
All this contributes to an impressive 94% of Ulster graduates being in work or further study within 6 months of completing their studies (HESA 2016/17)!
All of the courses taught at Ulster’s London and Birmingham Branch Campuses offer a mix of both theory and practice, giving you a thorough understanding of your subject and the skills you need to succeed in the field.
Your lecturers will also ensure that you get a well-rounded education which encompasses transferrable skills such as professional practice and how to work with a wide variety of people.
As a student, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the Student Activities Association (SAA). The SAA is run by volunteer ambassadors who engage with students and listen to your ideas and concerns.
The SAA also organises frequent social events and trips across both campuses, including discounted excursions and plenty of free on-campus social activities too.
There is no university accommodation serving the London or Birmingham Branch Campuses, but you’ll have a world of options at your feet! Whether you prefer to live in a house share or in one of London or Birmingham’s many private student residences, where you’ll be able to choose between en-suite rooms in a shared flat or even your own studio apartment.
Both campuses have fantastic facilities. The London campus has recently been refurbished, and is equipped with modern classrooms, computer rooms, a library and common room, as well as free WiFi throughout.
In London, you’ll also have access to the new Student Hub building, with its computer labs, careers service and social spaces.
In Birmingham, you’ll study in a space that’s structured around learning. Set across three floors, the Birmingham Branch Campus has computer labs, laptop rental service, a library and book club, and multi-faith room for you to use.
Students based in Birmingham will also benefit from free fresh fruit and biscuits, on campus hot drinks from the vending machines and a games rooms with pool and ping pong for when it’s time to take a break.
Both Branch Campuses are based in the UKs largest and second largest cities respectively, so you know you’ll never be short on things to do!
Each city is full of museums and galleries, many of which are inexpensive or free to enter, and there are plenty of parks and green spaces, including London’s Royal Parks and Birmingham’s botanical garden.
Ready to start splashing the cash? In London, you’ll be only stone’s throw from the famous Oxford Street, and an easy journey to Westfield shopping Centre. In Birmingham, you’ll find everything you could possibly need in the iconic Bullring Centre.
Want to travel a bit? Both cities are major transport hubs with great connections to destinations all over the UK. From London, take a trip to Brighton to see the seaside or, from Birmingham, check out other big cities like Nottingham or the historic Coventry.
The SAA heads up three societies that you can join: Business Club, Football Club and the Student Magazine. Of course, those aren’t all the activities on offer; you should be able to find plenty of like-minded people, whether your hobby is acting or Quidditch!
There are also many local sports teams you can join in both cities, as well as free public sports pitches and gyms.
On both campuses, you’ll experience an induction week, which will help you get to grips with the campus, meet your teachers and make new friends. Ulster also has a Student Welfare Team which looks out for students at both campuses and offers special support for international students and under-18s.
Both Branch Campuses also have an Academic Community Excellence (ACE) team, which has academic advisers ready to help you with any problems you may encounter with your coursework and assignments.
As large, metropolitan cities, both London and Birmingham are immensely popular with international students, and both are home to people from all over the world.
Rest assured, as an international student, you’ll also be offered support as you settle into life in your new home.
While Ulster’s London Branch Campus focuses primarily on undergraduate degrees, at the Birmingham Branch Campus you’ll also be able to study a selection of Master’s degrees.
UK Students per Year:
All undergraduate degrees cost £9,250 per year for UK and EU students, with an additional £2,070 for a Professional Practice work placement.
International Students per Year:
International student fees at Ulster are £10,000 per year for an undergraduate degree. The price of arranging a work placement is the same for international students as home and EU students: £2,070.
Everyone can benefit from early payment discounts of up to £500 at both the London and Birmingham Branch Campuses. There are also a few scholarships available to UK and EU students, offered on a case by case basis; please contact Ulster for more information.
International students will find they have some additional funding options too. Contact your regional representative at Ulster for more information on scholarships for international students.
All Bachelor degrees taught at Ulster’s Branch Campuses require A-levels at grades BCC to CCC, or their international equivalent. Most courses also require you to have a Mathematics GSCE at grade C or above, and GCSE-level English qualifications too.
International students will need to show proof of language ability, and are usually required to hold IELTS at level 6.0 or above with at least a score of 5.5 in each sectionUCAS TARIFF CALCULATOR