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Postgraduate next steps

Have you decided that you want to study for a postgraduate degree? This may be something you want to progress onto after you have graduated from your undergraduate degree. Or, you may be looking to enhance the skills and knowledge you have already harnessed in your profession. Either way you are already thinking about taking the next steps in your education journey. But what next and how to go about it? This is what you need to do.



We other over 150 taught postgraduate courses spread over our faculties of Arts, Design and Media, Business Law and Social Sciences, Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment and Health, Education and Life Sciences. Whatever your area, you will find the expertise to support your vision as well as many industry led contacts you can lock into. So check out all our courses on offer. Once you have found the one that is right for you, you'll be ready to get in touch and take your application to the next level.   


When you you know where you are heading, or getting closer to making an informed choice, you will want to check in with us to be sure that you meet the entry requirements for the course that you are considering. Some courses will require you to have an undergraduate degree in a related subject, whereas in other cases you may be expected to demonstrate your level of experience, or attend an interview. All our courses are listed with their specific entry requirements, however if you have any queries you can speak with our Course Enquiries Team. This is a dedicated team here at Birmingham City University that can help to get your questions answered. Just complete our online form or call the team on +44 (0) 121 331 5595   


Come and see us, we want to meet you and for you to see the fantastic facilities that we have here at BCU. We regularly hold Open Days and Events that allow you the opportunity to chat with our academics, support staff and  students. At our events you will be able to find out all the information you need around the university and the courses that you are interested in studying.   


When your mind has been made up you will need to get a few things in place before you apply. You will need to write a personal statement, get references and, if required, get any other materials like portfolios together. When you are ready, applying for a course at BCU is simple. You will need to apply directly to us on our website. Firstly you will be asked to create an account, from there you will then be guided through the whole application process. When you’re done, just hit submit. Soon after you could well be enrolling to do your postgraduate degree here at Birmingham City University. See our full guide on how to apply.

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Discover our wide range of courses. Whether you're looking to change careers or are nearing graduation and want to continue your studies we have a diverse range of courses on offer.

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