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Welcome Week September 2024

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Start date

Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 22 January 2024.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus, which will be available on your timetable.

You will be able to see your timetable on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

In addition, all students should attend campus for the Students' Union Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 29 January and Friday 2 February 2024.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Course leader

Scott Pargetter

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the MSc Accounting and Finance course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Accountancy, Finance and Economics Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week.

Moodle - MSc Accounting and Finance

Start date

Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 22 January 2024.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus, which will be available on your timetable.

You will be able to see your timetable on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

In addition, all students should attend campus for the Students' Union Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 29 January and Friday 2 February 2024.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Course leader

Juanling Huang Profile Picture July 2016

Dr Juanling (Jenny) Huang

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the International MBA course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I would like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the academic community, and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week.

Moodle - International MBA

Start date

Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 22 January 2024.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus, which will be available on your timetable.

You will be able to see your timetable on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

In addition, all students should attend campus for the Students' Union Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 29 January and Friday 2 February 2024.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Course leader

Dr Ashikul Khan

Welcome message

Welcome to the MSc Management and Finance course. We want you to find the experience with us of great value to both your career development and the enrichment of your personal life.

We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned for the induction week to help you navigate your way around and also enable you to meet your peers and tutors and therefore hope you are excited to join us for the week.

We want to help make this an enjoyable and rewarding experience for you and look forward to meeting you in person.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week.

Moodle - MSc Management and Finance

Start date

Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 22 January 2024.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus, which will be available on your timetable.

You will be able to see your timetable on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

In addition, all students should attend campus for the Students' Union Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 29 January and Friday 2 February 2024.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Course leader

Dr Ashikul Khan

Welcome message

Welcome to the Master of Science (MSc.) Management and International Business programme at Birmingham City University.

The programme is carefully designed to enrich your knowledge and pave the way for your career development and success. We know that your desire to achieve a postgraduate education is to add value capable of fulfilling your desires and aspirations.

We have carefully considered the international students in our course design, and you will see how cultural diversity, equality and inclusivity are assured in our programme. We pride ourselves on one that fosters innovative research and excellent academic culture.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week.

Moodle - MSc Management and International Business

Start date

Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 22 January 2024. Your course team will be in contact with all the information you need to start your course with us.

If you are a UK-based distance learning student, you may also wish to attend our on-campus Students' Union Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 29 January and Friday 2 February 2024.

Course leader

Igho Ekiugbo

Dr Igho Ekiugbo

Welcome message

Welcome to the Online MBA programme. We are delighted and looking forward to having you on the programme.

This Online MBA programme is intended to equip you with the right management and leadership skills needed to succeed in the professional world where the need to manage a diverse array of people and business activities effectively and efficiently is becoming crucial to the survival of businesses. We, therefore, hope that you will find this programme very valuable to your personal career development as well as enriching your personal life.

We have lots of activities planned for the induction week to provide you with essential information to help you navigate your way around and also enable you to meet your peers and tutors. So, we hope you are excited to join us.

We want to help make this an enjoyable and rewarding experience for you and look forward to meeting you soon.

Wishing you the very best of luck in your programme.

Start date

Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 22 January 2024.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus, which will be available on your timetable.

You will be able to see your timetable on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

In addition, all students should attend campus for the Students' Union Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 29 January and Friday 2 February 2024.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Course leaders

Michelle Dyke

Michelle Dyke

Julianne McGarry

Julianne McGarry

Welcome message

We’re looking forward to meeting you for Induction, and hope you are excited to join us! During the day there will be a range of activities and opportunities to meet your new peers and tutors, as well as hearing more about your course, the University and Birmingham.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week.

Moodle - MSc Internal Audit Professional Apprenticeship

Start date

Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 22 January 2024.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus, which will be available on your timetable.

You will be able to see your timetable on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

In addition, all students should attend campus for the Students' Union Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 29 January and Friday 2 February 2024.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Course leader

Suresh Bridi Profile Picture August 2016

Suresh Birdi

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the International Business Law course. We are looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week.

Moodle - LLM International Business Law

Start date

Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 22 January 2024.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus, which will be available on your timetable.

You will be able to see your timetable on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

In addition, all students should attend campus for the Students' Union Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 29 January and Friday 2 February 2024.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Course leader(s)

Chipo Mwale

Chipo Mwale

Welcome message

We are delighted to welcome you to the LLM International Human Rights course. We are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the department, your course and your new environment. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, we’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Law Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week.

Moodle - LLM International Human Rights

Start date

Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 22 January 2024.

Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus, which will be available on your timetable.

You will be able to see your timetable on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available. You will receive an email when timetables are released.

In addition, all students should attend campus for the Students' Union Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 29 January and Friday 2 February 2024.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Course leaders

Dr Emma Luce Scali

Welcome message

We are delighted to welcome you to the LLM International Law course. We are really looking forward to meeting you and helping you to settle into the department, your studies and your new environment. We hope the course will not only provide you with the knowledge and skills you require to fulfil your career aspirations, but also enrich your personal life. more broadly. We are located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University. We want you to feel part of our community, get to know the course team and make friends with others on your course. Please make sure that you get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

As soon as you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, Moodle. Please do log onto this and take part in the activities that are there to help you get off to a flying start on your course and get to know your course colleagues before you arrive on campus. We’re all very friendly and you’ll soon settle in very quickly. Remember, everyone is in the same boat and there are lots of people available to support you!

Your Personal Tutor is a key person to get to know in the first few weeks, as they can help with any queries, worries or concerns. Their role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university, so you will want to get to know them quickly. In addition, we have a fantastic team of Student Mentors, who will be able to guide you during induction and offer advice on the wider university experience.

Finally, we’d like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Law Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.

Preparing for Welcome Week

Before you arrive on campus, please take a look at your course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information to prepare you for Welcome Week.

Moodle - LLM International Law

Start date

Teaching begins for most courses on Monday 22 January 2024. Your course team will be in contact with all the information you need to start your course with us.

If you are a UK-based distance learning student, you may also wish to attend our on-campus Students' Union Welcome Week, which takes place between Monday 29 January and Friday 2 February 2024.

Course leaders

Natalie Kelly Staff Profile Picture 100x150

Dr Natalie Kelly

Lauren Kelly

Dr Lauren Kelly

Welcome message

Welcome to BCU and our MSc Psychology course. We trust that you will learn much from your time with us and have an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We look forward to meeting you during your online induction week and getting to know you as you progress through the course.

Location - Curzon

Course location

Curzon building

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Curzon Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with C)

Location - Millennium Point

Course location

Millennium Point

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Millennium Point, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with MP)

Location - Moreton Street

Course location

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Moreton Street in the Jewellery Quarter, within the Assay Office Birmingham building

Location - Parkside

Course location

Parkside building

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Parkside Building, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with P)

Location - RBC

Course location

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with RBC)

Location - Ruskin Hall

Course location

Ruskin Hall

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Ruskin Hall, Bournville (Room numbers start with SRU)

Location - School of Art

Course location

School of Art

Your course will mainly be taught in:

School of Art (Room numbers start with MAR)

Location - School of Jewellery

Course location

School of Jewellery

Your course will mainly be taught in:

School of Jewellery (Room numbers start with CSJ)

Location - Seacole

Course location

Seacole building

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Seacole Building, City South Campus (Room numbers start with SCT)

Location - Aston Villa

Course location

Villa Park

Your course will mainly be taught out of Villa Park and associated BCU facilities including:

City South Campus B15 3TN
Aston Villa City Academy, Brookvale B6 6HE

Location - STEAMHouse

Course location

STEAMhouse building

Your course will mainly be taught in:

STEAMhouse, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with CST)

Location - Unit 3B

Course location

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Unit 3B Heneage Street

Location - Franchise James Watt

Course location

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Birmingham Metropolitan College at its James Watt Campus

Location - Franchise South and City College

Course location

Your course will mainly be taught in:

South and City College Birmingham's Digbeth Campus

Location - Franchise Matthew Boulton

Course location

Your course will mainly be taught in:

Matthew Boulton Campus, Birmingham Metropolitan College

Faculty - ADM

Your Faculty

Your course is part of the Faculty of Art, Design and Media.

Your Faculty Student Centre is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Faculty of Arts, Design and Media: Parkside PS304-306

Faculty - BLSS

Your Faculty

Your course is part of the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Your Faculty Student Centre is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences: Curzon C335

Faculty - CEBE

Your Faculty

Your course is part of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your Faculty Student Centre is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment: STEAMhouse CST318

Faculty - HELS

Your Faculty

Your course is part of the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences.

Your Faculty Student Centre is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences: Seacole SCT002

Faculty - HELS Aston Villa

Your Faculty

As a student on the FdSc Sports Coaching and Development degree course with the Aston Villa Foundation, your course is part of the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences within City South Campus.

Your first point of enquiry during your time with us will be your course teaching team who are situated at The Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park B6 6HE. If you have any queries or need support then please contact your Course Leader Gary McLean.

First Day - UK and International

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham City University!

You must have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

To complete your enrolment, you will need the following:

  • Passport (or other form of photo ID if you are a UK/EU student)
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)
  • Visa (international students only)

What else? The rest is up to you! You will find a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we do recommend you bring the following on the first day:

  • Notepad and pen
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

SSA - SSA ADM (temporarily offline)

Your Student Success Advisor team

The Student Success Advisors are BCU graduates here to advise and support you on your journey through university. They will be in contact to ensure you are settling in your course, point you in the right direction for any type of help you may need and push your success further from an academic and employability perspective.

To achieve all that, they run a series of projects, events, campaigns, and talks customised to each Faculty's need.

You can see what your Student Success Advisors are doing to help you, and connect with the team on Moodle or Instagram or contact admssa.team@bcu.ac.uk.

SSA - SSA BLSS (temporarily offline)

Your Student Success Advisor team

The Student Success Advisors are BCU graduates here to advise and support you on your journey through university. They will be in contact to ensure you are settling in your course, point you in the right direction for any type of help you may need and push your success further from an academic and employability perspective.

To achieve all that, they run a series of projects, events, campaigns, and talks customised to each Faculty's need.

You can see what your Student Success Advisors are doing to help you and find out more about them on iCity. You can also connect with them on Twitter or contact them on BLSSSSATEAM@bcu.ac.uk.

SSA - SSA CEBE (temporarily offline)

Your Student Success Advisor team

The Student Success Advisors are BCU graduates here to advise and support you on your journey through university. They will be in contact to ensure you are settling in your course, point you in the right direction for any type of help you may need and push your success further from an academic and employability perspective.

To achieve all that, they run a series of projects, events, campaigns, and talks customised to each Faculty's need.

You can see what your Student Success Advisors are doing to help you on the team’s iCity page which has your welcome guide, more info, array of activities, news and contact, or get in touch with them on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk. You can also follow the team on TikTok @cebe_ssa.

SSA - SSA HELS (temporarily offline)

Your Student Success Advisor team

The Student Success Advisors are BCU graduates here to advise and support you on your journey through university. They will be in contact to ensure you are settling in your course, point you in the right direction for any type of help you may need and push your success further from an academic and employability perspective.

To achieve all that, they run a series of projects, events, campaigns, and talks customised to each Faculty's need.

You can see what your Student Success Advisors are doing to help you and find out more about them on iCityYou can also contact HELSSuccess@bcu.ac.uk or connect with them on Moodle, Twitter or Instagram.

Transition - ADM

Supporting your transition

During Welcome Week, you’ll get to meet our Student Ambassadors as soon as you walk onto campus. They’ll be there to support you with finding your Faculty Student Centre, collecting your ID card and guiding you in the right direction, and for a friendly hello!

Transition - BLSS

Supporting your transition

During Welcome Week, you’ll get to meet our Student Ambassadors as soon as you walk onto campus. They’ll be there to support you with finding your Faculty Student Centre, collecting your ID card and guiding you in the right direction, and for a friendly hello!

Transition - CEBE

Supporting your transition

During Welcome Week, you’ll get to meet our Student Ambassadors as soon as you walk onto campus. They’ll be there to support you with finding your Faculty Student Centre, collecting your ID card and guiding you in the right direction, and for a friendly hello!

Transition - HELS

Supporting your transition

During Welcome Week, you’ll get to meet our Student Ambassadors as soon as you walk onto campus. They’ll be there to support you with finding your Faculty Student Centre, collecting your ID card and guiding you in the right direction, and for a friendly hello!

International - International

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies in person from week 1 (w/c 22 January 2024).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 12 February 2024).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

Research start date - start date

Start date

Welcome Week takes place between Monday 11 September and Friday 15 September 2023.

The Doctoral Research College (DRC) Team will contact you with further information regarding the induction information for your course. Once your programme has commenced, we expect you to engage with your studies in person.

Research course leadership - course leadership

Course leadership

Your research degree programme will be supported by a number of people and departments across the University.

As a postgraduate research degree student at Birmingham City University, you will be a student of the Faculty in which your research study is focused, and your supervisory team is the primary point of contact for all academic issues. Academic and progression processes will be overseen and authorised by the Faculty Research Degrees and Environment Committee (FRDEC).

Research welcome message - welcome message

Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University and the start of your life as a postgraduate research student, a valued member of our vibrant research community. We recognise fully the commitment that you have made by choosing to study with us for a research degree, and we understand the support that you will need from our academic staff in faculties, our wider research community and our professional services teams to enable your success.

At BCU, we are committed to distinctive, original and rigorous research which discovers new knowledge and which delivers real-world benefits to society. Through your research and advanced practice you will discover new insights and know-how. By sharing your research outcomes effectively through publication, conference attendance and public and business engagement, your research has the potential to deliver meaningful societal, cultural and economic benefits on a local, national or even global scale. Increasingly, our research findings are being applied by others to address national and global challenges, through interdisciplinary research teams and international collaborations.

In the last UK-wide exercise to measure research quality, REF2021, 93% of our research was recognised internationally for originality, significance and rigour, of which 19% was judged world-leading. Our submission to REF2021 demonstrated how our research has been growing in volume and quality, and included 310 staff submitted to 14 subject areas. This is more than double the number of staff assessed by REF2014, as more of our academic staff engage in impactful research of internationally recognised quality.

We are continuing our journey to further improve the quality and impact of our research; to grow our research community and enhance our research culture. We look forward to the valuable contributions that you will make.

We hope that you will enjoy being a part of our diverse and expanding research community and find your research degree programme to be a rewarding and challenging experience. In addition to gaining a much deeper understanding of your chosen subject area and discovering new knowledge, you will also develop a wide range of transferable skills that will set you up for your professional life beyond your PhD.

Please take the time to read the information in these Welcome pages, and the links therein, as it will help you settle into the University.

We wish you the very best of luck with your studies.

Dr Jenny Harding
Director, Doctoral Research College

Research Postgraduate Certificate - postgraduate certificate

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice

As you will be aware from your application and offer letter, all new research degree students are expected to attend and complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice during their first year of the PhD, DHealth or DBA programme (or during the second year of your EdD programme).

This course lasts one semester and aims to support you in developing the skills and competences required to successfully complete higher degree research. It is intended to complement the guidance and support you will receive from your research degree supervisory team, who will be the key part of your development as a researcher.

The course aims to:

  • Assist you in developing your individual research project through a structured programme
  • Prepare you to carry out academic work for your research degree
  • Introduce you to the research skills, practices and procedures that are essential for your postgraduate research study
  • Provide an opportunity for you to explore a range of theoretical and practical research issues and their application
  • Foster a supportive environment in which you can develop a specific area of research interest into a viable research proposal

The course serves to develop the wider research student community at Birmingham City University and enable participants to share any concerns that they may have and mutually support one another. It is important that you attend the programme both to gain the knowledge required to carry out your research degree, but also to make contacts with researchers in other faculties.

Successful completion of this programme is required in order to progress on the degree and attendance is compulsory for all new research students.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice is delivered via faculty and subject specific sessions as well as common sessions (involving the wider research student community).

More details on the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice will be provided at your induction.

Research international - international

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies in person from week 1 (w/c 22 January 2024).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 12 February 2024).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.