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.

Industry-standard facilities

We've invested over £400 million across our campuses and facilities. Whether it's our state-of-the-art Parkside Building which includes four film and TV studios or the simulated operating theatre and hospital wards at our City South Campus, we're ensuring you have the best possible space in which to learn.


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.

Employability support

Employability is at the heart of all our courses but it doesn't end in the classroom. Our industry connections, career support and practice-based learning prepare you for the working world. If your goal is to own your own business, BCU has the highest number of student and graduate business start-ups of any university in the West Midlands (HESA, 2022). 

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


We work on course-related projects and student placements with companies and organisations like Gymshark, Microsoft, Cisco, Unity, Jaguar Land Rover, Sky UK and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. 

Placement opportunities


Our Graduate+ scheme embeds career-related skills into every one of our degree courses and gives you the skills employers want.

More about BCU Graduate+

Support throughout your studies

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

A vibrant, exciting city

Birmingham City University is at the heart of a young, forward-thinking city. 40 per cent of Birmingham's population is 25 and younger - making it the perfect place to be a student.

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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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More reasons to choose us


Our range of accommodation offers on campus and inner city living, with various facilities and features including three-quarter beds, en suites and even gyms - meaning we have something for everyone. 

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Go abroad

Studying or working abroad can be a life-changing opportunity that lets you gain new skills, meet new people and experience different cultures. Whatever you want to achieve, going abroad will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to make a difference to your future.

Go abroad opportunities

Students' Union

Birmingham City University Students’ Union (BCUSU) is run by students, for students. The SU offers an advice centre, welcome activities and student-led societies.

More about BCUSU

Find your course

Discover our wide range of contemporary courses, built with practice-based learning and international opportunities at every stage.