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Why study with us?

Taking a Higher Education course is a big investment in your future, and you’ll want to be sure that you’re choosing the right course and the right university. So here are our top reasons to choose the Built Environment at Birmingham City University.

Get set for employment

Our commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience that employers need means that 94 per cent of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014/15).

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Investing in your future

We're investing £6.5 million on improvements to our Millennium Point facilities, including new specialist labs and a project space with makers’ area, to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning.

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Work placements

To help you to stand out in today’s competitive jobs market, our courses offer a placement option. Our students have gone on placement to companies including: Kier Construction, Savills, Knight Frank, BAM, Stepnell, the Shaylor Group and Arcadis.

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Local partnerships

Our innovative collaboration with Birmingham City Council's Urban Design Team means you can gain work experience, work on key research projects, gain technical application skills and contribute to projects influencing future council policy.

HS2 Curzon Station
A city in development

Birmingham is undergoing huge regeneration. The new HS2 terminal will be built right outside our City Centre campus and there will be many opportunities, now and in the future, for those with built environment qualifications.

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Quality provision

Our building courses are ranked 11th out of 59 institutions in the Guardian League Tables 2018, and our BSc Quantity Surveying course achieved 92 per cent student satisfaction in the 2017 NSS.

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Earn while you learn

Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.

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International competitions

Our students regularly take part in (and win!) Associated Schools of Construction Design and Build competitions in the UK and US and have the opportunity to travel to places such as Dallas, Texas to compete.

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£150 free credit

To welcome all students starting in 2017 or 2018, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways, on books and  learning materials. Find out more about the £150 free credit.

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Travel scholarships

Our International Travel Scholarships give you the opportunity to undertake study abroad programmes, international internships and voluntary roles. Scholarships of up to £1,000 are on offer to support your activity. It’s a great way to see the world.

The value of an industrial placement

Joe undertook a placement year with Stepnell Ltd as part of his BSc in Construction Management.

Not only was it a great experience and opportunity to put his learning into practice, Stepnell Ltd also offered him a graduate role for after his degree, so he can relax and enjoy his final year of study, knowing he has a job at the end!

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Our facilities

The new facilities will include a large flexible project space with makers' area, rapid prototyping equipment and a new geotechnical soils lab. 

Millennium Point

Come and explore our city at our next Open Day

Birmingham is a great place for people interested in the property, planning, surveying and construction. The city is undergoing major redevelopment, as well as huge infrastructure projects such as the development of HS2.

Our first year surveying and construction students were inspired by the many building projects happening in the city, and made a vlog explaining why Birmingham is a great place to study. Come along to our next Open Day and see for yourself!

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Our lecturers

Explore the Built Environment for yourself at our next Open Day

Our Open Days are designed to give you all the information you need about the University and the courses you're interested in, with a non-stop programme of events and activities running throughout the day.

You, your friends and family will be the centre of our attention, as you meet and talk to our friendly staff and students about courses, careers and all aspects of study.

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