I had the best 4 years of my life studying at Birmingham - if I were to go back and do it all again, I'd not do a single thing differently. I met loads of new friends. I would recommend Birmingham to anyone who is looking for a vibrant place to study.
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:
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).”
For more than a century, Birmingham postgraduate students have been at the heart of University life. Whether you join them on one of their taught programmes or to embark on doctoral research, you will be an integral part of their vibrant academic community.
The value of the postgraduate study is both inherent and transferable, helping you to develop as a person, boost your professional prospects or even change direction in your career. Beyond the transferable skills that you will take with you into the workplace, a postgraduate qualification from Birmingham will give you the chance to engage in critical enquiry, to grow as a scholar, and become internationally recognised as an expert in your field.
Birmingham’s global community of more than 300,000 alumni includes people living in more than 190 countries around the world. From the moment you come to Birmingham, you automatically become part of this community and can access a host of benefits before and after graduation, from careers support to regular networking events. They have alumni groups around the world – from the USA to Hong Kong – which provides the chance to keep in touch with fellow alumni locally, share memories and build valuable professional connections.
Look for a postgraduate programme today by visiting the university’s Course Finder.
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