Why Study at BCU?


Over 1,000

contemporary, flexible courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

£400 million

invested in facilities to keep learning experiences industry relevant.


teaching staff who come from and retain their links with industry.



of our courses are accredited by respected professional bodies.

Employability: Getting a graduate job

Employability is at the heart of all our courses but it doesn't end in the classroom. Take a look at how we help you get a job both during and after your degree.


Graduate + makes sure everything you do at university counts, and shows employers your skills.

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First-Class Support

If you choose to study at BCU you can be confident that your learning needs are our top priority and we have teams to fully support you.



We want all our students to achieve their full potential. With our two scholarship schemes, you could receive extra funding and support to kick start your BCU journey.

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The majority of courses give you the chance to go on placement and other courses will offer you the choice of a placement year.

Placements at BCU

Go abroad

Studying or working abroad can be a life-changing opportunity that lets you gain new skills and experience different cultures.

Go Abroad

Student jobs

We advertise a lot of our roles to students first, and Birmingham is full of shops, bars and part time work opportunities.

Student jobs at BCU

Student Life in Birmingham

Bars, restaurants, theatre, music, night life, street food - Birmingham has everything. There are over 150 designer retailers in the famous Bullring alone. Come and see why Birmingham has the UK's largest student population outside London!

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Is it easy to get to Birmingham City University?

Planes, trains and automobiles? Birmingham is full of transport links! From the newly refurbished Grand Central Station, providing a way to work and study in Birmingham for people all across the country, to the newly extended Metro system, there are so many ways to get around.

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Transforming our campus

We've invested over £400 million across our buildings and facilities to give you the best possible learning environment.

Curzon Building

  • £63 million was invested in the Curzon Building to ensure Birmingham City Business School, the School of English, the School of Law and the School of Social Sciences have the most up-to-date resources and learning environments.
  • The Curzon building is home to a library, business trading centre and law courts.
  • An extension to the building, Curzon B, includes modern study spaces and an innovative interactive lecture theatre. 
  • Enjoy an exciting range of options for food and drink with a newly opened food court as part of the building. 
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Parkside Building

  • The £62 million Parkside Building at the City Centre Campus provides a home for design-related courses as well as state-of-the art media facilities.
  • Home to industry-standard facilities, including TV studios, post-production suites, radio studios and MILO green screen studio.
  • Regular creative exhibition spaces.
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Millennium Point

  • £6.5 million refurbishment and facilities upgrade. That’s just shy of £2,000 per Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment student, which dwarfs the highest facilities spend ratio reported in this year’s Complete University Guide.
  • Around £1 million alone has been spent on new workshop machines.
  • Home to new labs and facilities for computing and engineering students.
  • Large flexible project space, with a makers’ area with advanced technology and rapid prototyping.
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City South

  • Our health courses are taught in the £30 million Seacole Building, where state of the art facilities include a simulated operating theatre and hospital wards, a fully-equipped birthing room, a simulated home environment and a fully-functional radiography suite and 3D imaging diagnostic suite.
  • A further £41 million investment in our City South Campus has seen the creation of specialist laboratories for our new courses in sport and life sciences, and a new home for our Education courses. 
  • Our Education facilities include mock classrooms and a gymnasium.
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  • A new £57 million home for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire opened at our City Centre Campus in autumn 2017.
  • The Conservatoire is a unique contemporary building, incorporating five public performance spaces.
  • The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is also home to seven industry standard recording studios.
More about The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire