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Birmingham School of Architecture and Design

Founded in 1908, we are a wide-ranging design house which constitutes design through the scales. The School embodies the concept of an Enterprise Education to equip students for life beyond graduation.

Through our extensive relationships with the professions and industries, we blur the boundaries between academia and practice to ensure our graduates are confident, independent, and well-rounded citizens and professionals.

Why study with us?

Here are our top reasons to choose Birmingham School of Architecture and Design.

Take part in SuperStudio

Opportunities to develop

Working in conjunction with your studies, the School offers a plethora of activities as part of SuperStudio.

BSOAD Accredited courses
Accredited courses

Internationally accredited courses

Many of our courses have internally recognised accreditations, such as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute (LI).

BSOAD Gain industry exposure
Gain industry exposure

First hand work experience for your CV

You’ll have the chance to gain industry experience through live projects, guest lectures and work placement opportunities.

BSOAD State-of-the-art facilities
State-of-the-art facilities

Utilise our space

From day one you will have access to print, wood, metal, ceramics and glass workshops and industry-standard software, alongside assistance from our experienced technicians.

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BSOAD Overseas experience
Overseas experience

Understanding design on a global scale

Overseas trip opportunities in many of our courses and links with key European institutions as part of the Erasmus scheme.

BSOAD Collaborate with Co.LAB
Collaborate with Co.LAB

Our Collaborative Laboratory adds depth to your CV

Co.LAB focus on ‘live’ projects and research where you will engage with real clients, delivering outcomes across a range of scales and formats.

Portfolio guidance

Portfolio guidance

Gain a first-hand insight into the type of work our tutors are looking for as part of your application.

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BSOAD Learn from the best
Learn from the best

Staff from industry working with you

Enthusiastic and supportive staff team with whom you’ll have extensive contact time with throughout your course.

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