Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city with a population of 65,000 students. It covers an area of 80 square miles and has plenty to offer international students. It is a multicultural city, the second most diverse city in the UK after London with a wide mix of communities and religions. Birmingham 1 hour 20 minutes from London by train and it’s easy to get anywhere in the UK by road or rail, while our airport connects to over 120 cities worldwide.
One of Europe’s largest shopping malls, the Bullring, offers many internationally- recognised brands in over 160 shops.
There are two nearby Premiership football teams – Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion – as well as the famous Edgbaston Cricket Ground and the Alexander Stadium for athletics
With staff and students coming from many different cultures and backgrounds, Birmingham City University has a diverse mix of nationalities. They have a reputation for being a modern and dynamic international university committed to transforming the futures of their international students.
Birmingham City University successfully combines innovative teaching and learning, sector-leading student support and effective partnerships with some of the country’s leading employers. Teaching staff come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring you are given an insight into the latest thinking.
The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Their superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates.
BCU are mid-way through a £260 million investment programme in our estates and facilities, with a new home for our Conservatoire and additional teaching space at our City Centre and City South campuses set to open in 2017.
With around 23,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large, diverse and increasingly popular place to study. They put students at the heart of everything they do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.
When you start your studies here at Birmingham City University, the first thing you’ll notice is the high standard of the campuses. With an investment of £260 million across their buildings and facilities, they are committed to giving you the very best learning environment to help shape your experience.
Studying at Birmingham City University can change the course of your life. Their practice-based learning means you’ll have hands-on, real-world experience.
If you can’t meet the academic or English language requirements to go straight onto one of their courses, or if you have been away from education for some time and want to improve your skills, you may be able to begin your studies at Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC). BCUIC provides a pathway to degree studies - undergraduate or postgraduate - at Birmingham City University.