The Student Experience

From work placement opportunities to world class facilities, the School of Jewellery offers a holistic, creative student experience.

A unique location, professional staff and industry links give you the chance to develop a successful career as a designer, jeweller, silversmith, CAD technician, gemmologist, or horologist. Within these career options, there is a diverse range of employment potential.

This could include setting up business, working for a company, be it local or one of the global brands, working in the manufacturing sector, or retail and marketing. All these opportunities are covered within the School across our diverse range of courses and supported through the links and reputation, which has been built over the decades.

Overseas Opportunities

Our international links could create exciting opportunities in jewellery making, design, gemmology and horology.

Go abroad

Enhancing your Employability

Industry-standard techniques and facilities, and solid professional advice, will boost your employability.


Student Life

Access to outstanding facilities and professional practitioners, alongside exciting opportunities.

Student life

Our Graduates

Meet some of our successful School of Jewellery graduates.

Meet our Graduates

Our Blog

Read more about the ongoings around the School of Jewellery.

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Explore the Jewellery Quarter

The School of Jewellery is situated in the heart of the historic Jewellery Quarter, full of things to see and do.

Things to do

Hear from our students

We have an entire student led channel for all things Birmingham City University. From videos on what you should expect, to what it's really like to study in Birmingham.

See our students in action

Hear from students studying on our Jewellery and Objects, Jewellery and Silversmithing, Gemmology and Horology courses as they talk about their experience and see our facilities in action.

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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