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.

10 Great Reasons to study the Built Environment at BCU

1. Get set for employment

Our commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience that employers need means that 97.4% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17).

2. Investing in your future

We've invested £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.

3. Work placements

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

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. A city in development

Birmingham is undergoing huge regeneration. One of the city's two new HS2 stations 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.

6. Quality teaching

Our professional staff come with a wealth of industry experience and can offer expert support and guidance.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. £150 free credit

To welcome students, 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.

10. Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships designed to support you throughout your studies. Discover more about each of our scholarships, see if you’re eligible and find out how to apply.

Built Environment courses

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