Health, Education and Life SciencesPOWERING THE FRONT LINE

Birmingham City University plays a major part in 'powering the front line' of our essential health, education and social care services within the city, throughout the region and across the country.

Our schools

About the faculty

We’ve spent £41million expanding and improving the health facilities at our City South campus. Our facilities offer hands-on practical experience with professional standard equipment across our sport, health and education courses.

Come along to one of our open days for a tour of the building and to see the facilities for yourself. 

Our schools

School of Education and Social Work

The School of Education and Social Work has a long and established history when it comes to delivering initial teacher training (ITT), education, childhood and youth courses in Birmingham. We offer high quality courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate degree level that are tailored to meet the needs of the professions.

School of Nursing and Midwifery

We are the largest trainer of undergraduate nurses in the UK (based on number of students enrolled; HESA Student Record 2020/21; © Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited), offering cutting-edge learning facilities including state-of-the-art lecture theatres and seminar rooms, mock wards, birthing rooms, operating theatres and virtual reality software. Our departments cover Adult Nursing, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Midwifery and Child Health.

School of Health Sciences

We are one of the largest and most diverse providers of health and social care education in the country and our departments comprise of Operating Department Practice, Paramedics, Public and Community Health, Radiography, Speech and Language Therapy, Sport and Life Sciences.

Defence School of Healthcare Education

The Defence School of Healthcare Education, Department of Healthcare Education (formerly the Defence School of Health Care Studies and the Defence School of Postgraduate Medical Studies) is the Armed Forces' provider of healthcare education to Defence Medical Services personnel.

Powering the front line

Birmingham City University plays a major part in ‘powering the front line’ of our essential health, education and care services within the city, throughout the region and across the country.

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Find your home from home at BCU. We offer eight halls of residence options, ranging from on-campus to inner-city living. You can take a virtual tour of each accommodation option to find the one for you.

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Read our admission FAQs to get your application questions answered. If your question isn’t covered, we have all the details of how to get in touch.

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Student Support

From disability and mental health support to CV and job interview training, BCU ensures you have all you need during your time here – and beyond – to succeed and flourish in your studies and career.

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Social Media

Follow our social media channels and discover more about life at BCU, including what the University and city will offer you if you study here.

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Open Days

When possible, the best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person, and we host a number of Open Days throughout the year. Come and be taught by our trailblazing academics and study in our innovative £400m facilities.

Open days