Why study with us?

Why study with us

Taking a Higher Education course is a big investment in your future, and you’ll want to be sure that you’re choosing the right course and the right university. So ahead of our next Open Day, here's our top 10 reasons to choose Birmingham City University.

1. 97% of our graduates are employed or in further study

Our commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience employers need means that 97 per cent of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015/16).

2. International accreditation

Many of our courses have internationally recognised accreditations, such as the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

3. A global city

Study with us and you will be located at the heart of the dynamic city of Birmingham – with all the social and employment possibilities that brings.

4. Experienced researchers

Be taught by experienced researchers who are focused on advancing their field. Almost 90 per cent of our research was judged to have delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ external impact (REF 2014).

5. Learn from the best

From the UK’s leading criminologist to a ‘Hot 100’ jeweller, our teaching staff come from and maintain links with industry, and are some of the leading figures in their fields.

6. TEF Silver Award

Birmingham City University has been awarded silver status for its quality of teaching in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Silver grades have been awarded by the Government to universities offering courses with “high levels of stretch that ensures all students are significantly challenged, and acquire knowledge, skills and understanding that are highly valued by employers.” Birmingham City University was particularly praised for support for students, world-class facilities and the professionalism of its teaching staff.

7. Transformed teaching

Transformed teaching

We have transformed our curriculum with a new range of contemporary, flexible courses with practice-based learning and international opportunities built into every stage.

8. Increased earning potential

Someone with a Master’s degree or PhD earns £6,000 more per year, or £240,000 over a 40-year working life, than someone with just a degree (Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2016, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills).

9. Investing in your future

We're investing £260 million in industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning.

10. A range of postgraduate courses

You'll find over 120 postgraduate and professional development courses to choose from. So if you're not sure what to do when you graduate, think outside the box and arm yourself with a postgraduate qualification.

Ambitious at heart

Postgraduate Open Day

Our Open Day provides you with the perfect opportunity to discover just what we have to offer.

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Ambitious at heart

Postgraduate Open Day

Our Open Day provides you with the perfect opportunity to discover just what we have to offer.

Register your interest

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