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Welcome 2021 Postgraduate Students

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ACCA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Accounting and Finance

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Banking and Finance

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Friday 17 September, 12pm

Induction location

Room C407, Curzon Building, 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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

Executive MBA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Finance

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Finance and Investment

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Friday 17 September, 12pm

Induction location

Room C407, Curzon Building, 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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Global Business Operations

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Friday 17 September, 2pm

Induction location

Room C423, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Shishank Shishank Staff Profile 100x150

Dr. Shishank Shishank

Shishank.Shishank@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the MSc Global Business Operations 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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (20 September).

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

For any queries, please contact the course leader Dr. Shishank Shishank (Shishank.Shishank@bcu.ac.uk).

MSc International Finance

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Anton Miglo Staff Profile Picture 100x150

Dr Anton Miglo

Anton.Miglo@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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc International Finance (Online)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

Induction location

Online

Course Leader
Anton Miglo Staff Profile Picture 100x150

Dr Anton Miglo

Anton.Miglo@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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Internal Audit Management and Consultancy

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Tuesday 14 September, 9:30am (Further information about your first day will be emailed to you by course leader Ann Brook)

Induction location

C020, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Ann Brook 200x300

Ann Brook

Ann.Brook@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

All of us in the Governance & Assurance Hub are looking forward to working with you during your studies. We have a long history of delivering courses in internal audit and I truly believe that you will find it very engaging and thought provoking as many of our past students have said as much!  

Over one hundred students and apprentices are expected to study with us over the coming year, at a variety of levels, and we pride ourselves on knowing as many of you as possible personally. 

You will be receiving plenty of information. If it all becomes too confusing for you, please do contact me or a member of the Course Team.

We hope that you have an amazing time while studying with us – the best of luck!

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Essential equipment

There is no essential equipment that you need to bring, however we highly recommend a good, up to date laptop / tablet that you can use during lectures and workshops.

Social media accounts

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

We have a LinkedIn Group. So please make sure you set up a profile before you arrive and we can then give you access to the group.

Returning apprentices and students

If you are a student or apprentice and are returning to us then a separate specific induction will take place via MSTeams during our Welcome Week. Please consult the course Moodle for details.

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

PGDip International Human Resources Management

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Thursday 16th September, 1pm

Induction location

Room MP452, Millennium Point, City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Harry Allen

Harry.Allen@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

As your Course Leader I am delighted to welcome your to our International Human Resources Management course.  Myself and the teaching team are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the business school.  Your course and teaching team are located in the faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

First day or first week nerves are normal and you will not be the only one feeling that way.  Whilst I am responsible for your learning I am also here to help you become part of a learning community by giving your every opportunity to share ideas, meet new people and work collaboratively.  Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University and how we build our learning community.  This is where you 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 your course leader 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.

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.  There are lots of people available to support you so if you need us, please get in touch. 

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck with your study of Human Resources, a field that is fast emerging, constantly changing and a profession facing increasing globalisation.

What should I bring on my first day?

Please make sure you bring a laptop or notepad to make lots of notes and plenty of questions.

Pre-arrival activity

Please make sure you check out our HR Home page on Moodle. This is packed with information and frequently asked questions to help you settle into Birmingham City University and your course.

Check out the induction section and your personal profile. Complete the personal profile to introduce yourself to your course tutors before your first lesson.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MA International Human Resources Management

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Thursday 16 September, 1pm

Induction location

Room MP452, Millennium Point, City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Harry Allen

Harry.Allen@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

As your Course Leader I am delighted to welcome your to our International Human Resources Management course.  Myself and the teaching team are really looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the business school.  Your course and teaching team are located in the faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. 

First day or first week nerves are normal and you will not be the only one feeling that way.  Whilst I am responsible for your learning I am also here to help you become part of a learning community by giving your every opportunity to share ideas, meet new people and work collaboratively.  Induction is a really important part of your first steps at University and how we build our learning community.  This is where you 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 your course leader 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.

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.  There are lots of people available to support you so if you need us, please get in touch. 

Finally, I’d like to wish you the best of luck with your study of Human Resources, a field that is fast emerging, constantly changing and a profession facing increasing globalisation.

Induction week timetable

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

Pre-arrival activity

Please make sure you check out our HR Home page on Moodle. This is packed with information and frequently asked questions to help you settle into Birmingham City University and your course.

Check out the induction section and your personal profile. Complete the personal profile to introduce yourself to your course tutors before your first lesson.

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International MBA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Friday 17 September, 9am

Induction location

C087, Curzon Building, 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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc International Sport Management

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Monday 13 September, 11am

Induction location

Room C402, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Shauna Kearney Staff Profile Picture 100x150

Shauna Kearney

Shauna.Kearney@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the MSc International Sport Management 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 Strategy, Management and Marketing Department and academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.  In the meantime why not start following our social media:

Twitter: @BcuSee

Instagram: @seem_bcu

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

Monday 13 September

  • Hoodie Collection - Room C459, 10am
  • Welcome Meeting with your Course Team - Room C402, 11am
  • Meeting Your Personal Tutor - Room C402, 1pm
  • Welcome from your Head of Department and Q&A session - Room C402, 1:30pm

Thursday 16 September

  • Library Induction - Online, 10am
  • Grad + Induction - Online, 11am
  • IT, Moodle and Teams Training - Online, 1pm
Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Islamic Finance

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Management and Entrepreneurship (including Professional Placement)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Online session - Wednesday 15 September, 10am

On-campus session - Thursday 16 September, 11am

All students are required to attend both sessions.

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

Essential equipment

A laptop or tablet.

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Management and Finance (including Professional Placement)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Online session - Wednesday 15 September, 10am

On-campus session - Thursday 16 September, 11am

All students are required to attend both sessions.

Induction location

City Centre Campus (Room TBC)

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

Essential equipment

A laptop or tablet.

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Management and International Business (including Professional Placement)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Online session - Wednesday 15 September, 10am

On-campus session - Thursday 16 September, 11am

All students are required to attend both sessions.

Induction location

City Centre Campus (Room TBC)

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

Essential equipment

A laptop or tablet.

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Management and International Business (Online)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Online session - Wednesday 15 September, 10am

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Management and Marketing (including Professional Placement)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Online session - Wednesday 15 September, 10am

On-campus session - Thursday 16 September, 11am

All students are required to attend both sessions.

Induction location

City Centre Campus (Room TBC)

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

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

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

Online MBA

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

LLM International Business Law

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Suresh Birdi

Suresh.Birdi@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the International Business 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 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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

LLM International Human Rights

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Tuesday 14 September, 10am

Induction location

Room C481, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

LLM International Law

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Tuesday 14 September, 10am

Induction location

Room C481, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

Legal Practice Course

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. Teaching starts week commencing Monday 20 September 2021. You can check the specific timings for your sessions via your icity timetable at the end of August 2021.

Induction date and time

Induction activities will run during week commencing Monday 6 September 2021. You can check the specific timings for your sessions via your icity timetable at the end of August 2021.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Lauren Haddock

Lauren.Haddock@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Congratulations on securing a place on the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice or LLM Legal Practice at Birmingham City University. Your course is part of the School of Law’s postgraduate portfolio. We are looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the school and your new environment.

Induction is an important part of your first steps at your 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 watch the short induction videos and get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

Once you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, called Moodle. Please log onto Moodle and familiarise yourself with key information about your course and each module which you will find on the LPCL/LLM Legal Practice Course Admin page. From the end of August 2021 you will also be able to access the module Moodle pages, please participate with any introductory activities that have been designed to help you familiarise yourself with key people and information before you arrive on campus.

You will be allocated a Personal tutor who will be a member of the team. 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. We will let you know who your PT is at induction.

Finally, I would like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the School of Law and the academic community. We look forward to working alongside you this academic year.

Should you have any questions before then please do not hesitate to contact via email.

What should I bring on my first day?

You should bring your ID card with you to ensure you are able to gain entry to the building.

You will need to acquire:

  • Textbooks for each subject that you will study (information confirmed during induction)
  • Access to PC/Laptop for teaching preparation and assignment completion
  • Writing materials to make notes during teaching sessions
Pre-arrival activity
  • Complete enrolment
  • Log into your student email account and set up a signature. This needs to include your full name, student number and course you are studying
  • Log onto Moodle and familiarise yourself with the course via the LPC/LLM Legal Practice Course Admin page and your module pages
  • Compile a list of any questions you might have
Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

LLM Legal Practice

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. Teaching starts week commencing Monday 20 September 2021. You can check the specific timings for your sessions via your icity timetable at the end of August 2021.

Induction date and time

Induction activities will run during week commencing Monday 6 September 2021. You can check the specific timings for your sessions via your icity timetable at the end of August 2021.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Lauren Haddock

Lauren.Haddock@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Congratulations on securing a place on the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice or LLM Legal Practice at Birmingham City University. Your course is part of the School of Law’s postgraduate portfolio. We are looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the school and your new environment.

Induction is an important part of your first steps at your 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 watch the short induction videos and get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

Once you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, called Moodle. Please log onto Moodle and familiarise yourself with key information about your course and each module which you will find on the LPCL/LLM Legal Practice Course Admin page. From the end of August 2021 you will also be able to access the module Moodle pages, please participate with any introductory activities that have been designed to help you familiarise yourself with key people and information before you arrive on campus.

You will be allocated a Personal tutor who will be a member of the team. 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. We will let you know who your PT is at induction.

Finally, I would like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the School of Law and the academic community. We look forward to working alongside you this academic year.

Should you have any questions before then please do not hesitate to contact via email.

What should I bring on my first day?

You should bring your ID card with you to ensure you are able to gain entry to the building.

You will need to acquire:

  • Textbooks for each subject that you will study (information confirmed during induction)
  • Access to PC/Laptop for teaching preparation and assignment completion
  • Writing materials to make notes during teaching sessions
Pre-arrival activity
  • Complete enrolment
  • Log into your student email account and set up a signature. This needs to include your full name, student number and course you are studying
  • Log onto Moodle and familiarise yourself with the course via the LPC/LLM Legal Practice Course Admin page and your module pages
  • Compile a list of any questions you might have
Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

Postgraduate Diploma in Law

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. Teaching starts week commencing Monday 20 September 2021. You can check the specific timings for your sessions via your icity timetable at the end of August 2021.

Induction date and time

Induction activities will commence at 10.00am on Tuesday 14 September 2021 and 10.00am on Thursday 16 September 2021. Please note that these sessions are compulsory and will feed into your course. We will aim to finish the sessions by 3.00pm. You can check the specific details for your sessions via your icity timetable at the end of August 2021.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Lauren Haddock

Lauren.Haddock@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Congratulations on securing a place on the Postgraduate Diploma in Law at Birmingham City University. Your course is part of the School of Law’s postgraduate portfolio. We are looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the school and your new environment.

Induction is an important part of your first steps at your 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 watch the short induction videos and get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

Once you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, called Moodle. Please log onto Moodle and familiarise yourself with key information about your course and each module which you will find on the PGDL/LLM Professional Law Course Admin page. From the end of August 2021 you will also be able to access the module Moodle pages, please participate with any introductory activities that have been designed to help you familiarise yourself with key people and information before you arrive on campus.

You will be allocated a Personal tutor who will be a member of the team. 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. We will let you know who your PT is at induction.

Finally, I would like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the School of Law and the academic community. We look forward to working alongside you this academic year.

Should you have any questions before then please do not hesitate to contact via email.

What should I bring on my first day?

You should bring your ID card with you to ensure you are able to gain entry to the building.

You will need to acquire:

  • Textbooks for each subject that you will study (information confirmed during induction)
  • Access to PC/Laptop for teaching preparation and assignment completion
  • Writing materials to make notes during teaching sessions
Pre-arrival activity
  • Complete enrolment
  • Log into your student email account and set up a signature. This needs to include your full name, student number and course you are studying
  • Log onto Moodle and familiarise yourself with the course via the PGDL/LLM Professional Course Admin page and your module pages
  • Compile a list of any questions you might have
Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

LLM Professional Law

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. Teaching starts week commencing Monday 20 September 2021. You can check the specific timings for your sessions via your icity timetable at the end of August 2021.

Induction date and time

Induction activities will commence at 10.00am on Tuesday 14 September 2021 and 10.00am on Thursday 16 September 2021. Please note that these sessions are compulsory and will feed into your course. We will aim to finish the sessions by 3.00pm. You can check the specific details for your sessions via your icity timetable at the end of August 2021.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Lauren Haddock

Lauren.Haddock@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Congratulations on securing a place on the LLM Professional Law at Birmingham City University. Your course is part of the School of Law’s postgraduate portfolio. We are looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the school and your new environment.

Induction is an important part of your first steps at your 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 watch the short induction videos and get involved with all the activities that will take place during Welcome Week and in the following weeks and months on your course.

Once you enrol you will be able to access our virtual learning environment, called Moodle. Please log onto Moodle and familiarise yourself with key information about your course and each module which you will find on the PGDL/LLM Professional Law Course Admin page. From the end of August 2021 you will also be able to access the module Moodle pages, please participate with any introductory activities that have been designed to help you familiarise yourself with key people and information before you arrive on campus.

You will be allocated a Personal tutor who will be a member of the team. 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. We will let you know who your PT is at induction.

Finally, I would like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the School of Law and the academic community. We look forward to working alongside you this academic year.

Should you have any questions before then please do not hesitate to contact via email.

What should I bring on my first day?

You should bring your ID card with you to ensure you are able to gain entry to the building.

You will need to acquire:

  • Textbooks for each subject that you will study (information confirmed during induction)
  • Access to PC/Laptop for teaching preparation and assignment completion
  • Writing materials to make notes during teaching sessions
Pre-arrival activity
  • Complete enrolment
  • Log into your student email account and set up a signature. This needs to include your full name, student number and course you are studying
  • Log onto Moodle and familiarise yourself with the course via the PGDL/LLM Professional Course Admin page and your module pages
  • Compile a list of any questions you might have
Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MA Black Studies

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Counselling (Children and Young People)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MA Criminology

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Thursday 16 September, 10am

Induction location

City Centre Campus, Curzon Building, Room C192

Course Leader

Ben Colliver Staff Profile Picture 100x150

Dr Ben Colliver

Ben.Colliver@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Congratulations on gaining your place at Birmingham City University. Very well done indeed!

We are delighted to welcome you to the School of Social Sciences. We’re looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the School, your course and your new environment.

Finally we would like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the School of Law and Birmingham City University 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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Forensic Psychology

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Wednesday 15 September, 10am

Induction location

Room MP452, Millennium Point, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Michael Brookes 200x300

Professor Michael Brookes, OBE

michael.brookes@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Welcome to BCU and our MSc Forensic 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 induction day and getting to know you as you progress through the course.

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Health Psychology

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Tuesday 14 September, 9:30am

Induction location

Room MP452, Millennium Point, City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Kathrina Connabeer Staff Profile Picture 100x150

Dr Kathrina Connabeer

Kathrina.Connabeer@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Congratulations, I am delighted to welcome you to the Stage One BPS accredited MSc Health Psychology course. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Birmingham City University and helping you settle into the department and the course. Your course is located in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

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 introduce you to the modules and topics that you will be studying over the course of the year.

There will also be an induction day in the week prior to starting your course, where you will be able to meet the MSc Health Psychology team and your fellow students on the course, so make sure you look out for this date!

Finally, I would like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the Psychology Department and post-graduate 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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Policing and Intelligence Analysis

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Ron Winch Staff Profile Picture 100x150

Ron Winch

Ronald.Winch@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to the MSc Policing and Intelligence Analysis 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.  For more guidance on this please contact either jonathan.jackson@bcu.ac.uk or Ronald.Winch @bcu.ac.uk.

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 Sociology and Criminology Department and wide policing academic community and we look forward to working in partnership with you to help you succeed.  

In the meantime why not start following our social media: @BCUPolicing

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MSc Psychology

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

Induction location

Online

Course Leader
Natalie Kelly Staff Profile Picture 100x150

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

MA Security Studies

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Thursday 16 September, 10am

Induction location

City Centre Campus, Curzon Building, Room C192

Course Leader
Keith Spiller 200x300

Keith Spiller

keith.spiller@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Congratulations on gaining your place at Birmingham City University. Very well done indeed!

We are delighted to welcome you to the School of Social Sciences. We’re looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to settle into the School, your course and your new environment.

Finally we would like to wish you the best of luck for the start of your course. You are now a part of the School of Law and Birmingham City University 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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

Research to PhD (Business)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

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 activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

Research to PhD (Law)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

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 activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

Research to PhD (Social Sciences)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

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 activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

Doctorate of Business Administration

Enrolment date

2–4 September 2020

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 August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August 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 August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader
Dr Susan Sisay
Welcome message

A warm welcome to the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). We hope you are excited to join us for the induction meeting on Monday 7 September 2020.

What should I bring on my first day

Come prepared with note taking equipment and your student ID.

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 in August.

Induction week timetable

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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