Open Days

Our Open Days provide you with the perfect opportunity to visit the University and discover just what we have to offer.

You can learn more about our courses, great teaching and links with employers – as well as our £260 million investment in facilities. See what happened at our past Open Days here.

Our next Open Day: Saturday 23 March 2019

About Us

Birmingham City University's School of Social Sciences has a mission to make sense of the world.

Our students and academics work together across disciplines to develop insights into society. We're focused on everything from understanding crime and punishment to the study of all aspects of psychology and the exploration of social structures and change.


Want to see some of the things you could be getting up to on an Open Day? We've put together a sample schedule of the typical talks, overviews and Q&A sessions we run, most of which run twice so you can check out multiple subjects across the campus. So now you can start planning you day with us!

General Talks and Tours Sample Schedule
Title Times
Welcome to Birmingham City University by
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Philip Plowden
Morning Session: 9.30am - 10am
Afternoon Session: 11.45am - 12.15pm
Accommodation Tour

Every 15 minutes from 9am

Curzon Building Tour Every 30 minutes from 9am
Curzon Library Tour Every 15 minutes from 9am
Advice on writing your Personal Statement Morning Session: 10.15am - 10.45am
Afternoon Session: 12.45pm - 1.15pm
Information on travelling to campus (drop-in session) 9am - 3pm
Student Finance Morning Session: 11am - 11.30am
Afternoon Session: 1.30pm - 2pm
Student life Morning Session: 11am - 11.30am
Afternoon Session: 2pm - 2.30pm
Social Sciences School Sample Schedule
Title Times
Criminology Overview with Q&A

Morning Session: 10am - 10.45am
Afternoon Session: 1pm - 1.30pm

Criminology Taster Lecture

Morning Session: 11.30am - 12.15am
Afternoon Session: 2pm - 2.30pm

Crime Scene activity (drop-in session) 9am - 3pm
Psychology Overview with Q&A Morning Session: 10.45am - 11.30pm
Afternoon Session: 1.30pm - 2pm
Psychology Taster Lecture Morning Session: 12.15pm - 1pm
Afternoon Session: 2.30pm - 3pm
Psychology Activities (drop-in session) 9am - 3pm
Sociology and Black Studies Overview with Q&A Morning Session: 10am - 10.45pm
Afternoon Session: 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Sociology and Black Studies Taster Lecture Morning Session: 11.15am - 12 noon
Afternoon Session: 1.45pm - 2.30pm
Foundation degrees in Social Sciences 2pm - 2.30pm