Reasons To Study With Us
Here are our top reasons to choose the Birmingham City School of Media.
1. Industry-Standard Facilities
Use facilities that don’t just look like those in the media industry, they are used by industry. From TV Studios, photography and radio studios, industry-standard edit suites and cutting edge software, all supported by knowledgeable and friendly technicians, creating your projects will be a hugely rewarding experience.
2. Real World Experience
With at least two industry placements to take part in throughout your studies, you’ll gain up to date, relevant experience in a whole host of media and cultural industries. Previous placements have included the BBC and other TV production and broadcast companies, The NEC, newspapers, magazines, PR companies and radio stations.
3. Staff Expertise
Your teaching staff don’t just know the media industry, they are the media industry. They hail from it. Let them show you, teach you and open up a world of opportunities for you with industry links, live projects and invaluable work experience placements. There is a thriving and inclusive research culture at the School. This includes academic staff who are research active, and UG and PG students too.
4. You could be eligible for one of our scholarship schemes
If you're applying for an undergraduate course at BCU, then you may be eligible for one of our scholarships. Find out more about receiving extra funding and support to kick start your BCU journey.
Employability and becoming industry-ready is at the heart of everything we do at the School of Media. With numerous work placements, guest speakers, industry projects and competitions, you’ll be well prepared to take your place in industry upon completion of your course.
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6. Second City Location
We are a part of Birmingham’s economic and cultural renaissance. A city with an international reputation that could help you get to wherever your imagination desires. Its friendly population is what makes Birmingham a dynamic, multicultural city – and also one of the largest cities in Europe offering a heady mix of galleries, music, restaurants and bars.
7. Earn While You Learn
Our student employment agency allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.
8. Enhanced Career Prospects
We offer career support and advice throughout your time with us and for up to five years after you graduate. Our Graduate+ scheme embeds career-related skills into every one of our degree courses, from becoming a course rep to studying abroad.
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