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Is Birmingham City University right for me?

Here are our top 10 reasons to choose Birmingham City University.

Get £150 free credit

Get £150 free credit

To welcome all new home and EU undergraduate degree students starting in 2017 or 2018, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways, on books and a range of learning materials. Even better, it doesn't have to be repaid.

Accredited courses


Many of our courses have internationally recognised accreditations, such as the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

A global city

Global city

Study with us and you'll be located at the heart of the dynamic city of Birmingham - with all the social and employment possibilities that brings.

Career support

Career support

We offer career support and advice throughout your time with us and for up to five years after you graduate. Our Graduate+ scheme embeds career-related skills into every one of our degree courses, from becoming a course rep to studying abroad.

Learn from the best

Leading experts

From the UK’s leading criminologist to a ‘Hot 100’ jeweller, our teaching staff come from and maintain links with industry, and are some of the leading figures in their fields.

Practice-based research

Practice-based research

Almost 90 per cent of our research was judged to have delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ external impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Transforming teaching

Transforming teaching

We have transformed our curriculum with a new range of contemporary, flexible courses with practice-based learning and international opportunities built into every stage.

Earn while you learn

Get a job on campus

Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.

Investing in your future

New facilities

We're investing £260 million in industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning.

Employment prospects

Skilled graduates

Our commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience employers need means that 94 per cent of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014/15).

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Student Clearing stories

There's lots of reasons why our students applied through Clearing. Here's just a few of their stories:

Student stories - Scott
Scott made a late decision

Scott made a late decision to go to university, and was able to secure a place here through Clearing. He's now hoping to build a career in the property sector with his own business.

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Hilary changed her mind

Even before she found out her exam results, Hilary knew that she would go through Clearing, where she could try again to apply to a different course.

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Student stories - Rhiannon
Rhiannon was disappointed

Rhiannon was heartbroken when she found out she hadn't got a place at her first choice university, but knows now that wasn't the end of the world. She is studying for a BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing.

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Student stories - Sharina
Sharina changed careers

When Sharina Kamali lost her job as a support worker, she decided to pursue a new career in Social Work by taking the opportunity to go to University through Clearing.

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Student stories - Simon
Simon swapped subject

Simon Glazin came to Birmingham City University originally studying Sociology, only to realise he’d rather be doing English. For him, changing course paid off, as he’s now an award-winning fashion journalist.

Student stories - Hannah
Hannah changed career

Some students choose Clearing due to a boring job. Hannah Patterson was working in a bank and realised that it wasn’t the career she really wanted, so made a last-minute decision to study Media and Communication. Hannah now works as a presenter and voiceover artist.