Summer of Sport and Culture

As the University for our city, we've been supporting and celebrating the efforts of staff, students and alumni to help Birmingham shine on a world stage this summer. Whether it's performances from our amazing musical alumni, using our exceptional facilities to support athletes from across the world or designing costumes to wow visitors and Birmingham residents alike, we're ready for a wonderful celebration of everything which makes Birmingham such a great place to live, work and study.

Commonwealth Medals

We are incredibly proud that two students and a recent graduate from our School of Jewellery have designed the official medals for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. This is the first time in the history of the Commonwealth Games that medals have been designed by students.

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BCU-grown talent at Commonwealth Games’ Opening Ceremony

The world’s eyes were on BCU’s homegrown talent when some of our graduates – including chart-topping band Duran Duran and skilled opera singer Samantha Oxborough - took to the stage at the Commonwealth Games.

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BCU Alumnus reports on the Commonwealth Games

Broadcast Journalism alumnus James Bovill fully embraced the Commonwealth Games in his hometown of Birmingham after being involved with the Games themselves and then proceeding to report from the event to huge audiences.

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Alumna celebrates Netball legacy at Birmingham 2022

BCU Alumna Jess Rogers is celebrating the impact of the Commonwealth Games after working as the England Netball Legacy Lead. Jess, who graduated in 2015, took on the role of Netball Competition Manager at the event before becoming the legacy lead.

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Graduate creates eye-catching designs for Birmingham 2022

Visual Communication graduate, Mark Lancaster, landed the role of a lifetime when he became a Graphic Designer for the Marketing Communications and Publications team within the Commonwealth Games 2022.

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Meet the Alumnus behind Smithfield Site

Ashley Innis, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in International Business Management before returning to complete an MA in Real Estate Management, took on the responsibility of overseeing the preparation of the Smithfield site for the Commonwealth Games.

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Graduate becomes Birmingham 2022 Hometown Hero

An Adult Nursing alumna fully embraced the Commonwealth Games coming to the city where she was born and raised thanks to her roles as a Hometown Hero and Ambassador at the Queens Baton Relay.

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Our sports facilities

Birmingham City University has a range of purpose-built, industry-standard sports facilities, including a fitness suite, sports hall, biomechanics lab, nutrition kitchen and sports therapy clinic. Staff and students from our Department of Sport and Exercise give you an overview of what we have to offer.



Researchers at Birmingham City University are exposing prejudice in sport from grassroots to professional level.

Our Graduates

Imogen Webb

Sports Therapy - BSc (Hons)

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Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

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Avital Prais

Sport and Exercise Nutrition - BSc (Hons)

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Our Courses


Our Sport and Exercise Science course will equip you with the skills to become a practitioner in the sport and exercise industry; either helping leading athletes to achieve their potential, or working with members of the public to achieve their goals. 

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The course content is designed to ensure graduates develop the pedagogical practice required to coach athletes across a range of ages and abilities, as well as the delivery of all areas of the Physical Education curriculum.

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Our innovative, practice-based Sports Therapy course is a chance for you to develop specialist skills in the prevention, treatment, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. This course is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists.

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The global sports market is estimated to be worth between £400 billion and £500 billion and is growing at a significant rate year on year. Over the past decade there has been a huge increase of career opportunities in the global sport sector that require graduates with the skills, attributes and experience to thrive in such a dynamic industry.

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Get practical preparation for a career in sports journalism with our BA (Hons) Sports Journalism degree course. You’ll get the chance to develop the skills to cover a range of sports stories for print, digital, TV and radio, including covering live matches and competitions, interviewing key figures and running collaborative live blogs.

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The Masters by Research (MRes) course is a flexible research training course designed to provide graduates with a foundation for a career in research, the public/private sector, healthcare or academia (i.e. PhD studies).

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Join us at our next Open Day

If you've been inspired by what you've seen, find out more about studying with us at our next Open Day.