Get your hands on our kit
Try out our state-of-the-art facilities yourself as you take a tour at our Open Day and find out how we’re investing £260 million in our campuses.
Whether you're social, creative or ambitious at heart, be you at Birmingham City University.
There's so much going on in Birmingham – from the buzzy street markets to the unmissable transformation of the whole city and our campus. Study here at you'll be at the heart of it all. Experience our state-of-the-art facilities at one of our Open Days this Autumn.
Here are our top 10 reasons to choose Birmingham City University.
We're committed to developing graduates with the skills employers need - 94 per cent are in employment or further study within six months (DLHE Survey 2014/15).
We're investing £260 million in industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning.
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.
You'll have the chance to gain industry and professional practice experience through work placements and Erasmus years abroad. We work with companies like Microsoft, Jaguar Land Rover and Sky UK.
To welcome all new undergraduate degree students starting in 2017 or 2018, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways.
Many of our courses have internationally recognised accreditations, such as the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).
Study with us and you will be located at the heart of the dynamic city of Birmingham – with all the social and employment possibilities that brings.
From the UK’s leading criminologist to a ‘Hot 100’ jeweller, our teaching staff come from and maintain links with industry, and are some of the leading figures in their fields.
Almost 90 per cent of our research was judged to have delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ external impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
We're offering one lucky winner the chance to experience the best of what Birmingham has to offer with a weekend package worth over £400.
Just register for our October Open Day by Sunday 8 October to be in with a chance of winning a hotel stay, three course meal, £100 in vouchers and tickets to Cadbury World.
We de-bunk some of your common questions about going to university Open Days.
Bring your registration email or letter to speed things up at registration. It’s a busy day, so wear comfy shoes and try to remember what course you want to study. You don’t need to bring a portfolio or proof your qualifications, you won’t be interviewed by our tutors on the spot!
Of course you can! A lot of students bring their parents, or a friend to Open Day, so you won’t be considered “uncool” if you bring them. It’s a great chance for them to see where you might be studying and to help you make this big decision! They might embarrass you… but we can’t control that!
Well, you don’t have to, but we’d recommend it! Although you can get lots of information from our website, nothing quite beats seeing it for yourself. Visiting our campus will give you an idea of what it’s like to live and study in Birmingham, as well as seeing our amazing facilities and tutors up close.
Definitely. Some students turn up with family and friends but just as many turn up alone. You won’t even notice, as our staff and student ambassadors are so friendly BCU will feel like family very quickly!
Trying to decide if a uni is the one for you in a matter of hours is like accepting a marriage proposal after a first date.
To help you take in all the info you need, we've put together a guide to help you make the most of your day. You could even go home with some useful facts about BCU, like our visitors in this video.
To help you find your way to the UK's second largest city, we've put together some handy travel directions for you.
Remember to leave plenty of time so that you can have a good look around our campus, book your place on an accommodation tour and check out the city. Happy travels!
If you want to know what it's really like to study at Birmingham City University, there's no better people to ask than the students who are already here doing it. They'll be able to answer all your questions - big or small - and show you around the campus too. Make sure you say hello!