School of Jewellery

Our School of Jewellery is the largest in Europe and is internationally renowned for our specialist courses led by tutors with extensive industry experience. Since 1890, the School has been based in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, where an estimated 40 per cent of British jewellery is made today, so you will be studying where the industry practices.

Our close connections with companies and independent artists in the Jewellery Quarter offer opportunities to get noticed, make connections and gain employment. We are proud of the number of our graduates who now work at all levels of the trade, locally, nationally and internationally.

The School of Jewellery is about people and how they create objects of wonder. It’s why we deliver a rich mix of world leading learning through making and doing.

Foundation courses

Our Foundation Years offer you an additional year of study to ensure successful progression to your chosen degree.

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Undergraduate courses

Find out about our range of undergraduate courses, including Jewellery and Objects, Horology and Gemmology.

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Postgraduate courses

Take a look at our postgraduate options at the School of Jewellery.

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About us

This inspirational, award-winning setting is the perfect place to undertake jewellery related design courses. We cover all aspects of jewellery, silversmithing, horology and gemmology, using a variety of precious and non-precious metals, gems and experimental materials. Our students also benefit from an enviable range of cutting-edge equipment and technology which is used in industry today.

Open Days

The best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person at one of our Open Days.

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Our blog

Check out our blog, home for our community of aspirational, innovative and creative individuals, where we share our experiences and visionary ideas.

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Our facilities

Take a look around some of the facilities, studios and workshops that you’ll have access to.

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Our Staff

Our staff are experts in their field and support students on their journey through their chosen course into professional life.

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All that glitters

The School of Jewellery is the proud home of BBC TWO’s talent search for the nation’s most talented jewellery maker.

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Preparing yourportfolio

To support your application you may be asked to submit, or bring in, a portfolio. We've put together a range of useful tips and guidance to help you build one.

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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 £340m facilities.

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