Why study with us?

There has never been a better time to study the Built Environment in Birmingham due to the burgeoning job opportunities that are available! Home to the Jewellery Quarter, Victoria Square and the Grand Central, Birmingham is a city of regeneration and the second largest city in the U.K. Studying amid this urban redevelopment, you will be in the perfect environment to be working on an array of live projects.

10 reasons to study the Built Environment in Birmingham

1. HS2

HS2 is adjacent to our city centre campus and will positively impact the way the city is developing by connecting other major cities - boosting the city’s workforce. Plus, it will minimise a commuter’s journey time going to and from Birmingham – it’s an estimated 49 minutes to travel from Birmingham to London.*

2. Commonwealth Games 2022

In preparation for this monumental event, this will inevitably generate surplus jobs for the city in transport, infrastructure and building to cope with tourist demand.

3. Smart motorways

Within the vicinity of Birmingham there are an abundance of smart motorways and connecting infrastructure, such as the notorious M6. With spaghetti junctions and A-roads, Birmingham has plenty of projects for Quantity Surveyors and Construction Managers.

4. 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.

5. Property development

New properties are being built for either housing or commercial purposes throughout the West Midlands. This is creating an exponential demand for workers needed within the Built Environment.

6. West Midlands 5G

The West Midlands is the UK's first large-scale 5G testbed with an accelerator programme, which means there will be a demand for workers within the Built Environment to build and implement this infrastructural network.

7. U.K Construction week at the N.E.C

Be involved in one of the biggest construction events in the U.K hosted at Birmingham’s N.E.C. Get the chance to network and build rapport with well-established stakeholders within the sector.

8. Home to top Built Environment firms

Top built environment firms are located in Birmingham, such as Willmott Dixon, Mott MacDonald and McDermott Building and Civil Engineering Ltd. We’ve even had our students undertake their placement year with these firms.

9. Building Birmingham Scholarship

This scholarship is aimed at students who want to pursue a career in the construction and built environment sector. Discover more to see if you’re eligible and find out how to apply!

10. Youngest city in Europe

Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe with under 25's accounting for nearly 40% of its population so there will be plenty of opportunity to meet people your age

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*Nova Financial Group “Is Birmingham the UK’s “Most Investable City?”