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 set to star at Commonwealth Games’ Opening Ceremony

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

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Design students create costumes for Birmingham 2022 Festival opening

Talented Birmingham City University design students have created costumes for the opening show of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

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Sports figures gather for coaching conference in Birmingham during Commonwealth Games

Coaches, sports scientists, performance analysts and competitors, including former Olympians, are coming to Birmingham City University next month for an international summit on sports coaching.

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ALUMNI SUPPORTS COMMONWEALTH GAMES ATHLETES TO COMPETE AT THEIR BEST

MSc Radiography alumna Aoife Murphy is volunteering at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) as a radiographer. Find out how she got involved and her experiences so far.

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A WORK OF ART AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES

One Giant Leap for Humankind, a sculpture by former Architecture student Jacob Chandler, is being showcased at Birmingham New Street station’s Eastern Plaza until Monday 5 September.

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TEAM INDIA RECEIVES SPECIAL BIRMINGHAM WELCOME AHEAD OF GAMES

Members of India’s elite athletic squad were given a rapturous welcome by fans on arrival in the UK, as part of a special event organised by the Indian High Commission and hosted by the University.

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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.

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TACKLING RACISM IN SPORT

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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SAVANNAH STURRIDGE

Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

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Avital Prais

Sport and Exercise Nutrition - BSc (Hons)

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Our Courses

SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE

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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SPORTS COACHING AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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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SPORTS THERAPY

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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GLOBAL SPORT MANAGEMENT

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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SPORTS JOURNALISM

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 liveblogs.

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MASTERS BY RESEARCH

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.