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. A global and affordable 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. Birmingham is the youngest major city in Europe (West Midlands Growth Company). Our city centre campus is right next to Digbeth – the coolest neighbourhood in Britain. (Sunday Times Homes, 2018)
2. Investing in your future
We've invested £340 million in industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning. This includes our new £41 million building for Health, Education and Life Sciences students.
3. Work experience and study abroad opportunities
All of our courses incorporate work-related experience, with many giving the option of a year-long placement. You can also gain practical industry experience through mentoring schemes and Erasmus years abroad.
4. Work with global brands
We have a large number of industry partners and work with big-name employers like the BBC, the NHS, Jaguar Land Rover, Cisco, Microsoft and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
5. 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.
6. Earn while you learn
Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.
7. 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.
8. Practice-based research
Almost 90 per cent of our research was judged to have delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ external impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
9. 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.
10. Internationally accredited courses
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).