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Our Postgraduate Guide provides details of all our postgraduate taught and research courses. It also provides information about the research environment at Birmingham City University.Download now
STUDYING AT BCU
Fees and funding
Fees and funding
When it comes to funding, it’s important to start early, and we can help you to find information about the scholarships and funding options open to you. You can also take advantage of Government-backed postgraduate loans to fund your studies. The loans are available for any subject and can be used towards fees and living expenses.
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about postgraduate study, including when to apply, how it can help you, and funding.
When applying for a postgraduate course, your personal statement is key a part of the process. Your statement is going to shine a light on your personal experience, academic success, personal skills and any other factors that will support your application for further studies.
Over five years we’ll be offering 410 PhD studentships to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. This is for a fully funded place and a £14,565 stipend for living expenses. The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. There are also Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) available with pre-defined projects which involve collaboration with a local cultural institution.
How to apply
Are you interested in applying for a Master's degree? Unlike undergraduate degrees where you will apply via UCAS, you can apply straight to the university for most postgraduate degrees - almost like a job application. We'll run you through the application process so that you know what to expect when you're ready.Find out more
Why study here?
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.Find out more
Get all the details about bursaries and funding options available for postgraduate students to ensure you can get the help you need for your course.Find out more
I AM BCU PG
We have a confident, proud and diverse community of postgraduate students at BCU, who are striving to achieve their career goals and transform their lives.Find out more
Taught Postgraduate degrees are a lot like undergraduate programmes. You’ll complete a series of modules following a set timetable of seminars, lectures and other activities. The majority of Masters-level programmes are taught courses. You’ll be much more responsible for studying independently in your free time, but the academics in charge of your course will lead you through it.
Postgraduate Research degrees are more independent in nature. You won’t have as many timetabled units (in fact, you may not have any). Instead, you’ll focus on one or more extended projects. You’ll still receive support and guidance from an expert supervisor, but the focus of your programme will be on your own research work.
Our staff are experts in their field, offering up-to-date knowledge and valuable industry contacts, whether it be exhibiting artists, celebrated legal experts or professional musicians. Read more about just four of our many staff who have demonstrated outstanding research, experience and teaching in their respected fields.
School of Law
As a senior lecturer in law, Director of Mooting and a researcher in our Centre for American Legan Studies, Sarah has worked on a range of wrongful conviction cases in Arizona, and helped law students to obtain scholarships and compete in national mooting finals.
Professor of Marketing Hatem El-Gohary has over 20 years of experience in academia, and was recently one of the winners at the Institute for Small Business Enterprise Awards 2014, taking home the Gold award in the Creative Industries Entrepreneurship category.
School of Computing
Mak is internationally recognised for his expertise in the use of Cisco, Microsoft and Oracle resources, and embedding these into various qualifications. He has worked with a number of organisations to provide a set of problem-based learning programmes.
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Ann has been with Birmingham City University for 12 years, and has worked as Programme Director for Community Health Nursing for the past six. She recently received the Queen’s Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements, after being nominated by her students.