Why Birmingham?

Situated in the heart of the country, Birmingham really is the perfect place to study. There's so much going on – with buzzy street markets, a huge selection of mouth-watering restaurants, as well as sports and entertainment venues galore, there really is something for everyone. 

What makes Birmingham famous?

We’re often referred to as the youngest city in Europe, with over 40 per cent of our population being under 25, but there’s a lot more that puts Birmingham on the map.

What makes Birmingham famous?

Communities in Birmingham

Birmingham revolves around community. Just a simple walk through the city centre will be enough to immerse you in the vibrant community that Birmingham represents.

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Birmingham's history and heritage

We can trace our history as an educational institute as far back as 1843 and our name Birmingham City University reflects our commitment to, and pride in, our home city.

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So many transport links

Going to university in the centre of England is such a good choice – you’ve got a huge variety of transport options on your doorstep, you can get to London in one hour and 24 minutes!

Where is Birmingham?

Shopping in Birmingham

Birmingham has it all when it comes to shopping. Whether you’re after designer brands or mouth-watering value for money, Birmingham really does have it all.

Shopping in Birmingham

Food in Birmingham

Birmingham's reputation for great food speaks for itself. The city is host to loads of independent traders as well as hundreds of well-known chain restaurants, we love a good food market.

Food in Birmingham

Explore BCU virtually

Learn more about BCU with our on-demand undergraduate and postgraduate Virtual Open Days. They're a great way to find out more about the courses we offer, virtually tour our campuses and watch subject area Q&A sessions.