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Why choose us?

Postgraduate study Our commitment to high-quality teaching, innovative practice and cutting-edge research, combined with our location, history and reputation ensures that Birmingham City University ranks among the best modern universities in the country.

This makes us the obvious choice for any ambitious student looking to take on postgraduate study.

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5 reasons to study with us:


Study industry-led courses

Our strong links with industry ensure our courses are relevant and innovative. Many courses offer work placement opportunities. We're are committed to helping businesses grow – from the smallest SMEs to leading brands such as Morgan, Rolls-Royce, CISCO, Microsoft and Sony.


Experience research excellence

Results from a prestigious national audit - the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 – show we've doubled the number of staff producing internationally recognised research. 90 per cent of the University’s submissions were rated as ‘outstanding’ and ‘very considerable’.

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Be inspired by our expert staff

Our staff are experts in their field, offering up-to-date knowledge and valuable industry contacts. Ninety per cent of our postgraduates said staff were enthusiastic about what they taught.

Learn from our experts

Get outstanding support

We offer support for students on a wide range of topics - from finance to health and wellbeing and everywhere in between. We provide help face to face, on the telephone and online with our new student enquiry service ASK.


Benefit from accredited courses

What better recommendation of our knowledge and expertise than the wealth of professional recognition we receive? Around 40 of our courses are accredited by respected industry bodies.

Student stories

Danielle Pinnock

Danielle Pinnock

MA Acting

"Birmingham has a lovely arts scene so it was it was always nice to catch a show at the REP (Birmingham Repertory Theatre) or a student production at the Old Joint Stock Theatre. Studying at Birmingham City University gave me the tools I needed to build a professional career as an actor." Read more from Danielle.

Elshareef Ali Mohammed

Elshareef Ali Mohammed

LLM International Human Rights

"Since I came back to Sudan, I wanted to support people here by becoming a human rights lawyer, and I have represented, advised and defended in the Sudanese courts various victims including women, children, political prisoners, and death row inmates."
Read more from Elshareef.

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