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ACCA

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MSc Accounting and Finance

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Martin Beaver 200x300

Martin Beaver

Martin.Beaver@bcu.ac.uk

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.  

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MSc Finance and Investment

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Mingru Sun 200x300

Dr Mingru Sun

Mingru.Sun@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the MSc Finance and Investment 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!

I am also your Personal Tutor, which means I will help you with any queries, worries or concerns.  The Personal Tutor role is to offer academic advice and guidance throughout your time at university.

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

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MSc International Finance (Online)

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

Online

Course Leader

Dr Kuda Bondamakara

Kuda.Bondamakara@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the MSc International Finance On-line 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 Accounting, Finance and Economics Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed. 

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

International MBA

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Juanling Huang Profile Picture July 2016

Dr Juanling (Jenny) Huang

Juanling.Huang@bcu.ac.uk

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. Your course is located in the Business School, in Curzon building.  

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 Business School and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MSc Management and Entrepreneurship (including Professional Placement)

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Welcome message

Welcome to the course and the school. I 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 your personally in the near future.

What should I bring on my first day?

A laptop or tablet.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

Essential equipment

A laptop or tablet.

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MSc Management and Finance (including Professional Placement)

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Welcome message

Welcome to the course and the school. I 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 your personally in the near future.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

Essential equipment

A laptop or tablet.

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MSc Management and International Business (including Professional Placement)

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Welcome message

Welcome to the course and the school. I 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 your personally in the near future.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

Essential equipment

A laptop or tablet.

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MSc Management and International Business (Online)

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

Online

Welcome message

Welcome to the course and the school. I 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 your personally in the near future.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MSc Management and Marketing (including Professional Placement)

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Welcome message

Welcome to the course and the school. I 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 your personally in the near future.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

Essential equipment

Please attend the induction session with either a laptop or tablet to take full advantage of the planned introductory sessions to our teaching and learning platforms (Moodle).

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

Online MBA

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

Online

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

LLM International Business Law

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Monday 24 January

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Suresh Birdi

Suresh.Birdi@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Welcome to the LLM International Business law course at Birmingham City University. You will embark on a journey that allows you to consider economic law, trade law and commercial law in practical and theoretical contexts.

As an LLM student you will be engaged with legal research and will analyse topical and contemporary issues. Some of the concepts you will consider range from considering contracts for the international sale of goods, analysing tax avoidance mechanisms, thinking about corporate structures and corporate liability. This course will enable you to engage with many aspects of business and commerce to equip you for employment within a business or legal context.

What should I bring on my first day?

On your first day you should bring either notetaking equipment such as pens, paper etc. or you could bring in your laptop to make notes from the induction.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

LLM International Human Rights

Start date

You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Thursday 20 January, 10am

Induction location

Microsoft Teams. Click here to join.

Course Leader
Amna Nazir Staff Profile Picture 100x150

Dr Amna Nazir

Amna.Nazir@bcu.ac.uk

Alice Storey Law PhD Profile Picture 100x150

Dr. Alice Storey

Alice.Storey@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am 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, I’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.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

LLM International Law

Start date

You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Thursday 20 January, 10am

Induction location

Microsoft Teams. Click here to join.

Course Leader
Amna Nazir Staff Profile Picture 100x150

Dr Amna Nazir

Amna.Nazir@bcu.ac.uk

Alice Storey Law PhD Profile Picture 100x150

Dr. Alice Storey

Alice.Storey@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the LLM International Law 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, I’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.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

MSc Psychology

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

Online

Course Leader
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Dr Natalie Kelly

Natalie.Kelly@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the MSc Psychology conversion 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. 

Everyone is always a bit nervous about starting university - this is a good sign and it means you’re keen to do well and make the most of this exciting opportunity.  This will especially be the case if you’ve been away from study for a while.

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 the online 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 start to familiarise yourself with it. We also encourage you to 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 into the course 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 at the Centre for Academic Success, who will be able to guide you in study skills, especially about writing or statistics, which will be important for your assessments. Additionally, we have a Part-time tutor, who is an additional source of support if you’re following the course part-time.

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

Essential Equipment

All students should have a PC or laptop, with a stable internet connection to allow appropriate access to the course materials.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course-related induction task. If applicable, further details will be available on this page from the end of December.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

Research to PhD (Business)

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

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).

You will also be a member of the University’s Doctoral Research College (DRC). The DRC is an ‘umbrella’ team whose main focus is to administer, co-ordinate and oversee the full life cycle of the University’s research community of postgraduate research students. DRC staff work in partnership with Faculty-based staff (as well as the University’s other professional service providers) and are embedded within each faculty.

These pages provide greater detail and also means of contacting the Doctoral Research College staff who are here to help at all stages of your research degree journey.

Welcome message – from the Director of Research Excellence

Welcome to Birmingham City University and the start of your life as a postgraduate research student, a valued member of our growing 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 Birmingham City University, 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 engagement, your research could 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.

The last UK-wide exercise to measure research quality, REF2014, judged 60 per cent of our research across 11 subject areas to be of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality and our excellent Impact rating positioned us equal 55th in the Impact ranking table, demonstrating the real-world benefits of our research.

Our submission to REF2014 demonstrated how our research has been growing and included 40% more staff and 4 additional subjects compared to our submission to the previous RAE2008. Our submission to the upcoming 2021 Research Excellence framework, REF2021 will show a further increase in research coverage and staff engagement with research, increasing to 14 the subject submitted for assessment and doubling the number of research-active staff submitted, as more of our staff engage in impactful research of internationally recognised quality.

We are continuing our journey to improve still further the quality and impact of our research; to grow our research community and enhance our research culture. We summarise our research ambitions by the phrase “Better, Bigger, Broader, Bolder” and we look forward to the valuable contributions that you will make.

We hope that you will enjoy being a part of our vibrant 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 skills that will set you up for your professional life after your PhD.

Please take the time to read the information in these Welcome pages, and the links therein, as it will help you settle in to the University more efficiently. We wish you the very best of luck with your coming studies.

Professor Keith A. Osman,
Director of Research Excellence

“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.” - Norah Roberts

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice

As you will be aware from your application and offer letter, all new research degree are expected to attend and complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice during your first year of the PhD 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 PhD, and attendance is compulsory for all new research students registered and will normally be studied during the first year of enrolment and completed as a precursor to the Progression Assessment Panel carried out towards the end of Year 1.

More detail on the PG Cert is available from the faculty you will be studying at. More details can be found below.

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).

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

Research to PhD (Law)

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

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).

You will also be a member of the University’s Doctoral Research College (DRC). The DRC is an ‘umbrella’ team whose main focus is to administer, co-ordinate and oversee the full life cycle of the University’s research community of postgraduate research students. DRC staff work in partnership with Faculty-based staff (as well as the University’s other professional service providers) and are embedded within each faculty.

These pages provide greater detail and also means of contacting the Doctoral Research College staff who are here to help at all stages of your research degree journey.

Welcome message – from the Director of Research Excellence

Welcome to Birmingham City University and the start of your life as a postgraduate research student, a valued member of our growing 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 Birmingham City University, 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 engagement, your research could 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.

The last UK-wide exercise to measure research quality, REF2014, judged 60 per cent of our research across 11 subject areas to be of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality and our excellent Impact rating positioned us equal 55th in the Impact ranking table, demonstrating the real-world benefits of our research.

Our submission to REF2014 demonstrated how our research has been growing and included 40% more staff and 4 additional subjects compared to our submission to the previous RAE2008. Our submission to the upcoming 2021 Research Excellence framework, REF2021 will show a further increase in research coverage and staff engagement with research, increasing to 14 the subject submitted for assessment and doubling the number of research-active staff submitted, as more of our staff engage in impactful research of internationally recognised quality.

We are continuing our journey to improve still further the quality and impact of our research; to grow our research community and enhance our research culture. We summarise our research ambitions by the phrase “Better, Bigger, Broader, Bolder” and we look forward to the valuable contributions that you will make.

We hope that you will enjoy being a part of our vibrant 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 skills that will set you up for your professional life after your PhD.

Please take the time to read the information in these Welcome pages, and the links therein, as it will help you settle in to the University more efficiently. We wish you the very best of luck with your coming studies.

Professor Keith A. Osman,
Director of Research Excellence

“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.” - Norah Roberts

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice

As you will be aware from your application and offer letter, all new research degree are expected to attend and complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice during your first year of the PhD 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 PhD, and attendance is compulsory for all new research students registered and will normally be studied during the first year of enrolment and completed as a precursor to the Progression Assessment Panel carried out towards the end of Year 1.

More detail on the PG Cert is available from the faculty you will be studying at. More details can be found below.

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).

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.

Research to PhD (Social Sciences)

Start date

The semester begins on Monday 24 January 2022. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of December to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of December.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

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).

You will also be a member of the University’s Doctoral Research College (DRC). The DRC is an ‘umbrella’ team whose main focus is to administer, co-ordinate and oversee the full life cycle of the University’s research community of postgraduate research students. DRC staff work in partnership with Faculty-based staff (as well as the University’s other professional service providers) and are embedded within each faculty.

These pages provide greater detail and also means of contacting the Doctoral Research College staff who are here to help at all stages of your research degree journey.

Welcome message – from the Director of Research Excellence

Welcome to Birmingham City University and the start of your life as a postgraduate research student, a valued member of our growing 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 Birmingham City University, 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 engagement, your research could 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.

The last UK-wide exercise to measure research quality, REF2014, judged 60 per cent of our research across 11 subject areas to be of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality and our excellent Impact rating positioned us equal 55th in the Impact ranking table, demonstrating the real-world benefits of our research.

Our submission to REF2014 demonstrated how our research has been growing and included 40% more staff and 4 additional subjects compared to our submission to the previous RAE2008. Our submission to the upcoming 2021 Research Excellence framework, REF2021 will show a further increase in research coverage and staff engagement with research, increasing to 14 the subject submitted for assessment and doubling the number of research-active staff submitted, as more of our staff engage in impactful research of internationally recognised quality.

We are continuing our journey to improve still further the quality and impact of our research; to grow our research community and enhance our research culture. We summarise our research ambitions by the phrase “Better, Bigger, Broader, Bolder” and we look forward to the valuable contributions that you will make.

We hope that you will enjoy being a part of our vibrant 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 skills that will set you up for your professional life after your PhD.

Please take the time to read the information in these Welcome pages, and the links therein, as it will help you settle in to the University more efficiently. We wish you the very best of luck with your coming studies.

Professor Keith A. Osman,
Director of Research Excellence

“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.” - Norah Roberts

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice

As you will be aware from your application and offer letter, all new research degree are expected to attend and complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice during your first year of the PhD 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 PhD, and attendance is compulsory for all new research students registered and will normally be studied during the first year of enrolment and completed as a precursor to the Progression Assessment Panel carried out towards the end of Year 1.

More detail on the PG Cert is available from the faculty you will be studying at. More details can be found below.

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).

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule induction activities for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of December.

Social media accounts

If you do not already follow us, please join the following groups:

International students
  • International students with any queries about tuition fees, visa, healthcare, CV, applications and interviews, etc. can find more information on our International Office iCity page.
  • International students can find more information about induction and the international welcome here.
  • The Culture and Language in Context team (CLiC) help with written and verbal communication, critical thinking, research and study skills. Find out more via the CLiC Moodle.
  • For course queries contact your school office.
  • Mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed here and disability support and advice here.
  • Financial support and support services can be found here.
  • Student Union and Student Advice services are also available to all students.