Birmingham City University
Birmingham, , West Midlands, United Kingdom

Birmingham City University is Initially established as the Birmingham College of Art with roots dating back to 1843, it was designated as a polytechnic in 1971 and gained university status in 1992. The university has three main campuses serving four faculties and offers courses in art and design, business, the built environment, computing, education, engineering, English, healthcare, law, the performing arts, social sciences, and technology. A £125 million extension to its campus in the city centre of Birmingham, part of the Eastside development of new technology and learning quarter, is opening in two stages, with the first phase having opened in 2013. It is the second-largest of five universities in the city, the other four being Aston University, University of Birmingham, University College Birmingham, and Newman University.

Roughly half of the university's full-time students are from the West Midlands, and a large percentage of these are from ethnic minorities. The university runs access and foundation programmes through an international network of associated universities and further education colleges and has the highest intake of foreign students in the Birmingham area.

International Students: 8.5%

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Birmingham Snow Hill (6-minute walk) Traveling by public transport The centre of the main campus is a five-minute walk from University Station. Birmingham City University is divided into eight main campuses and schools in the Birmingham area. Birmingham is a major European city, and home to some spectacular architecture as well as venues for art, music, theatre and sport, excellent nightlife, great shopping, and eating, including the world-famous Bullring Centre.

The city also benefits from being surrounded by beautiful countryside. Its position in the centre of England makes it a convenient base from which to explore the UK and Europe; the city is less than two hours away from London by road and rail, and has its own international airport. Warwick, Stratford, the Peak District, and Wales are also all within easy traveling distance.

Student Guide

Moving to a new country to take up a place at university can be a daunting prospect, which is why we provide you with a full range of support throughout your time at Birmingham City University. Our dedicated team of International Student Advisors will be able to help you with all aspects of settling in to life in the UK and any problems you may experience.