Birmingham School of Media

Home to a range of fantastic, industry-standard facilities and our Huffpost Centre for Journalism, Media produces critical media makers who can contribute to the industry from day one. You’ll ‘make’ and you’ll ‘do’, but you’ll also question ‘why’ and ‘how’ your work fits into the world around you. You’ll learn to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing media landscape.

Our focus is on making you industry-ready. That means becoming a media professional from day one, whether in the classroom or in one of the exciting work placements available.

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 Journalism, Media Production and Music Business.

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Postgraduate courses

Take a look at our postgraduate options.

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We're delighted to welcome BBC's Question Time to Birmingham City University, which will take place here in the Parkside Building, which is home to the School of Media and has the most amazing state of the art industry facilities. We're delighted to have Question Time here. It's brilliant to have BBC here and to be showcasing BCU and all our brilliant facilities and most of all our wonderful students who and it's absolutely fantastic that a number of them are volunteering on the production and they're going to get stuck in, they're going to be running, they're going to be showing the audience to their seats.

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They're going to be doing all sorts of things. It will be a fantastic learning experience for them. I'm looking forward to working with Question Time, so I'll be chipping in and helping out, doing just a little bit of everything. I feel like this is going to be beneficial to me for my studies because it gives me a great insight into how the BBC are going to operate during the production and it enables me to possibly make links within the industry that might eventually allow me a job.

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I think it's really, really important to take all these kind of opportunities, especially for something like media where who, you know, and like networking is such an important part of it. I think experiences like these are really important because recently for my last semester, I actually did a lot of client based projects. And I think by working in professional environments throughout uni it helps because it helps build you up before you leave.

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So by the time that you're finished with your studies, you've got all the work that you've done in line, but then you've also got the knowledge of working with professionals. So it helps you to sort of build yourself professionally before you end up in the industry.

About us

We offer a range of courses designed to equip undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals with the key skills and recognised qualifications that are in demand across the industry.

We build professional placement opportunities into our courses, giving you the opportunity to forge links with industry experts and enhance your career prospects.

Our industry-standard facilities and studios provide our students with the opportunities to gain real-life experience right here on campus, by supporting with large-scale productions such as BBC Question Time.

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 where we share our experiences, stories and the latest news in Media.

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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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We have a confident, proud and diverse community of students at BCU. Read their stories here.


Student Placements

With the chance to gain experience in everything from TV to radio, you too could be industry ready by the time you graduate.

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Our staff

Find out more about our staff, their career highlights and their areas of expertise.

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We've partnered withHuffPost UK

The partnership provides opportunities for students to experience the real-life thrills of working in a live newsroom environment and hear from some of the leading names at the cutting edge of the journalism industry.

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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.

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