Student info

We offer a range of help and advice that will help you decide why Birmingham City University is the place for you. You can learn how to apply for a place on one of our courses, check out our student accommodation and discover more about services that will enable you to gain the most from your studies

Applying to study at BCU

Why study at BCU

BCU is based in the heart of the UK’s second-largest city, with all the social and professional opportunities that brings. Study with us and you’ll be at the heart of it all. 

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Types of study

We offer a wide range of study options at Birmingham City University, including undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time study. Discover the different methods of study.

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How to apply and admissions

The process of applying to study with us varies depending on your course and level of study. We have plenty of information to guide you as well as FAQs to help with any queries on your application.

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Open Days

Our Open Days are designed to give you all the information you need about the University, with a full events programme.

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Researching unis and courses

Making decisions about your future is never easy. That's why we've asked our experts and students about what applying to uni entails.

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Birmingham

Study right in the heart of a forward-looking and vibrant city with plenty to see and do just a few minutes’ walk from the campus.

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Accommodation

Not sure where to start with sorting accommodation or how much things cost? View our accommodation portfolio, decide which option suits you and get advice for how to apply. 

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Finance, learning and student support

Finance

Finance is a key factor when deciding to take a higher education course. We can help you navigate finance management.  

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Learning support

If you choose to study at BCU you can be confident that your learning needs are our top priority and we have teams to fully support you.

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Student support

Our professional support services are there to help you through a variety of circumstances during your time at BCU.

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Employability

University is a big investment so it’s important to know that it’s all going to be worth it. Birmingham City University can help you increase your employability and turn your passion into a career.

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Welcome week, the Students' Union and sport

Welcome week

We've got plenty of help and advice for before you arrive at BCU, when you get here and other general course induction and Welcome Week info.

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Students' Union

As a BCU student, you are automatically a member of your Students’ Union and have access to the wide range of fantastic services and facilities on offer.

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Sport at BCU

As a student at BCU, you'll have the chance to try out a new sport or activity, y ou'll be able to stay active while you study and meet new people.

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I AM BCU

We have a confident, proud and diverse community of students, who are striving to achieve their career goals and transform their lives.

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Our obligations to you

The student contract

When you accept an offer of a place, you enter into a contract with the University which includes obligations on both sides. 

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Offer making strategy

You can see the strategy our admissions team to make decisions on a range of information provided in your application form.

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Transparency information

View a summary of our applications, offers, acceptances and registrations. 

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Accommodation

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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Admissions

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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Coronavirus

For information and updates in relation to coronavirus, including details on how we are supporting our applicants, please see our dedicated webpages.

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