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Giving you the edge 

BCU Child Nursing students practicing with child dummy.

A step ahead of the rest

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Why study with us?

Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Birmingham City University.

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98% graduates employed

Over 98 per cent of graduates employed

The latest DLHE survey (2015/16) showed that 98.8 per cent of ALL our students were in work or completing further study six months after graduation.

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Fantastic facilities

State-of-the-art facilities

We’re investing £41 million in an extension to our existing £30 million campus in Edgbaston to provide state-of-the-art learning facilities for all Health, Education and Life Science courses.

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Placement experience

Getting you ready for employment

You’ll get hands on experience of the profession you’re training for through a variety of placements, ensuring you’re ready for employment when you graduate.

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Approved courses

Approved Courses

Our undergraduate courses are regulated by professional body the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council). The Student Nursing Times Awards also named us education provider of the year (2017) for our post-qualification courses.

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Earn while you learn


Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles with us at the University, and gain valuable experience for your CV and future employment.

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International opportunities

Opportunities to study abroad

You’ll have opportunities to travel abroad and observe practise in other countries, like some of our midwives who’ve been to Tanzania and Adult Nurses who went to Pittsburgh in the USA.

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Enhance development

Continue your professional development

We run a range of postgraduate and short courses and were even named us post-qualification education provider of the year (2017) so you can be sure we’ll look after your professional development even once you’re working.

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Global city

City of Birmingham

Study with us and you’ll be located at the heart of the dynamic city of Birmingham – with all the employment possibilities that a big, multicultural city with specialist healthcare facilities brings. Not to mention the social life…

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Get £150 free credit

Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials

To welcome new undergraduate students in 2018 we’re giving away at least £150 of free credit to ‘spend’ on books and other learning material. Plus, you don’t have to pay it back!

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Learn from the experts

Learn from the experts

Our staff come from the professions they teach, maintaining their links to ensure you get the most up-to-date learning during your course. Some even go to the length of doing shifts in their profession to stay hands on!


Book onto our next Open Day - Saturday 24 March

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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Home Environment Room

Home Environment Room

In addition to being used as a home birthing room, our Home Environment room can play host a range of scenarios and equipment for Learning Disability and Mental Health Nursing students.

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Mock Wards

Mock Wards

You could be forgiven for thinking you’re in a real hospital in our mock wards! They’ll enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement.

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Simulation Mannequins

Simulation Mannequins 

The SIM men and SIM baby mannequins are complete with software, which is used to replicate real symptoms. SIM Man can also “talk” to you, enhancing your ability to learn through practice in clinical skills and simulation sessions.

Birthing Room

Birthing Room

Our birthing room is kitted out in the same way as a real maternity ward. There’s a bed and all of the essential equipment needed to ensure safe pre-natal and post-natal care.

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Skills Practice and Care Enhancement – SPACE – is a room resourced with equipment and a technician, and is dedicated to you practising your clinical skills in a supportive environment.

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Virtual Case Creator

Virtual Case Creator

The Virtual Case Creator (VCC) is a unique, online learning tool that uses the latest techniques similar those used on in computer games. It allows us to create of online, interactive and engaging case studies and scenarios for you to practice your skills before you get on a ward.

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Our laboratory facilities to help you explore understand the scientific principles underpinning many of our courses.

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Library facilities

Library facilities

Our Mary Seacole library is one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries with an extensive of range of information and reference materials set out in a relaxing environment. You also have access to the University’s library in The Curzon Building at the City Centre Campus.

Spotlight on…Learning Disability Nursing

Learning Disability Nursing is a rewarding career which improves the health outcomes for vulnerable people in society.

Latest figures for Nursing show 98.5 per cent of our 2016 students in work or further study six months after graduation*, so find out how you can take the next step to a career that makes a real difference...

BSc (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing 

*Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) report 2015/16

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