Our graphic design courses attract many students from overseas, complementing our students from across Europe, UK and the West Midlands region.

Our School is particularly popular with students from South East Asia. Students are attracted by our idea-based philosophy of our teaching, as opposed to a pure design craft education. 

Overseas Partnerships

We also enjoy international partnerships and top up degrees with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) in Hong Kong, Silpakorn University International College (SUIC) in Bangkok and ICAT Design and Media College in India. 

In 2015 our international partners in Hong Kong and Thailand will curate a strand of emerging filmmakers from their own regions and possibly visit our own Swipeside festival. This will enhance the University’s offer to overseas partners and will strengthen our status as an internationalised institution. Discussions have also taken place between our partner institutions and the British Council in Thailand to partner on the project.

Overseas students studying in the UK are happier and have a better learning experience compared to those studying in other countries.

The International Undergraduate Students: The UK's Competitive Advantage report asked 365,754 international students studying outside their home country to give their feedback on what it's like to study in this country. And the UK scored top in every aspect.

So if you're looking at studying with us, you'll be making a good choice.

Overall measures: ranked positions
Undergraduate 2014 2014 2014 2013 2014
Recommendation 1 4 3 5 2
Overall satisfaction 1 4 3 5 2
Arrival overall 1 2 4 5 3
Learning overall 1 4 3 5 2
Living overall 1 2 5 3 4
Support overall 1 4 5 3 2