Birmingham Conservatoire courses in UK’s top five


Music and Acting courses at Birmingham Conservatoire have been recognised as amongst the best on offer within the UK.

The Guardian’s University Guide for 2018 ranked the Conservatoire’s acting department courses 4th out of 87 institutions in the Drama & Dance category, whilst our music courses were ranked 5th out of 81 institutions in the Music category, and 3rd placed out of all the UK conservatoires – achieving the accolade of highest ranked conservatoire outside of London.

For prospective students unsure of which subject to study and at which university, league tables revealed by the Guardian on Tuesday 16 May allow them to see where institutions rank in relation to one another and for specific courses of study.

The league tables are based on data collected by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the National Student Survey.

The tables illustrate that Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University, received a high score for student satisfaction with 95 per cent of those questioned stating that they were happy with their drama course.

Alongside courses at Birmingham Conservatoire, the ranking also reflects the quality of Music Technology, taught in the University's Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.

In other subject areas, building and town and country planning courses at Birmingham City University were ranked 11th out of 42 institutions. English courses rose 47 places to 55th, with a course satisfaction rate of 97 per cent.

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