Field Trips

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Trips with Birmingham City Business School

We want to show our students the real world of business.

One of our main ideals in the Birmingham City Business School is that business can't be studied in isolation. To truly get the most out of a degree, students have to experience life outside the classroom. One way we assure that this happens is by regularly organising trips to companies in Birmingham and beyond.

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Upcoming Trips

Below, you'll find details of our upcoming trips, and how you can sign up to them.

Malaysia (2019)

Spend two weeks in Kuala Lumpur; the national capital, financial, economic and cultural centre, and largest city in Malaysia.

With a group of students from BLSS Faculty, you will engage in a 2-week programme with TAR UC combining culture and education whilst completing a reflective project considering ‘Identity & Culture’.

Immerse yourself into the diverse culture of Malaysia through the busy schedule of University based activities, local business visits and cultural workshops including, entrepreneurship, stock trading and logistics games, certified TRIZ workshop, Bahasa language (national language Malaysia), Malaysian pastries, friendly team sports day and more!


  • Available to 1st & 2nd Year (Level 4 & 5) BLSS undergraduate students only. Spaces will be allocated based on application and interview.

  • Total cost to student: £500 | Full cost: £1800 (approx.)

  • Students will pay £500 inclusive of all flights (economy class), all accommodation and local transportation in Malaysia, tickets/ administrative fees for cultural visits, lecture fees & business visits, breakfast and lunch throughout the programme and some evening meals.

  • Students will also receive a Faculty Cap & Bag!

  • The group will be hosted by Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC), accompanied by 2 BCU staff.

UK Trips

During your undergraduate course, you'll be offered the opportunity to go on several trips to help you see the skills and knowledge you're studying in action. 

Birmingham City Business School students across all of our subjects have experienced days out to places like the Etihad Stadium (above) John Lewis, Jaguar Land Rover and the British Museum, hearing from experts in the field about the careers that potentially await our graduates.

Below, you'll see a map of just some of the places our students have visited recently.

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International Trips

Alongside our UK trips, the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences also provides trips all around the world. These can either be subject based visits to overseas businesses or projects, or faculty-wide trips to partner institutions in Europe and Asia. 

This is just another example of how Birmingham City University is committed to making your experience with us an international one, reflecting the ever-growing influence of globalisation on business, law and social sciences. These trips supplement international focuses modules embedded in all of our degrees.

The map below shows just some of the destinations Business, Law and Social Sciences students have visited recently. 

International Travel Scholarships

They have built an orphanage in Ghana, organised sports events for disadvantaged children in Morocco and taught Business Studies in Thailand. Not only are they making a huge difference to other people, they're also making a difference to their own future.

These projects have been made possible thanks to the travel scholarship offers an incredible opportunity to develop your skills and enhance your employability: from writing and presenting a bid for funding to demonstrating just how resourceful you can be in a new and challenging environment.

Present us with an impressive bid for funding and you could win a scholarship to make a real difference to the world. Check out the map below to see just some of the students who have previously been awarded an International Travel Scholarship.