Birmingham City University

If you're looking for a vibrant, multi-cultural university, a fantastic range of courses, plus a sparkling social life, Birmingham City University is definitely for you!


Established links with industry and the professions ensure every aspect of study is designed to equip you with the skills needed in today's job market and beyond.  Infact, their commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience employers need means that within six months of leaving us, 90 per cent of our graduates are in employment or further study (DLHE survey 2011/12).

Being at BCU...

BCU graduates are shaping the world already: holding senior positions in global companies, creating award-winning entertainment, teaching in world-class universities, policing the capital, and designing accessories for celebrities and royalty. 

BCU's teaching excellence and ground-breaking industry collaborations are renowned, with almost 40 professional accreditations for their courses from bodies such as Ofsted, ACCA and Skillset Media Academy, while their world-leading research ensures pioneering teaching and state-of-the-art facilities for students at all levels.

Many of their lecturers have extensive experience in industry and the professions, and maintain close links with these organisations, providing students with an insight into the latest trends in the sectors they hope to enter.

Students learn in realistic environments that replicate the workplaces they hope to enter. From mock operating theatres, courtrooms and classrooms to state-of-the-art video production suites and photographic studios, you will have the perfect learning environment to develop the skills you need.


Facilities for Education

Library and Learning Resources

Birmingham City University has seven libraries, including The Mary Seacole Library, one of the biggest specialist health libraries in the UK, and the Curzon Library based in Birmingham City Centre.  These resources and the Learning Centre, support the different subjects and interests of the staff and students.

Academic Skills Centre

The centre is available to give students advice on their study skills and English language skills. Students can book a one-to-one tutorial to discuss aspects of their work, or attend a variety of study skills and English language workshops free of charge. This support allows students to achieve the very best in their time at university.  

Study spaces

The libraries and learning centre host a range of different types of study spaces. There are group rooms and designated areas and individual study rooms, meaning that however you work best there is somewhere for you. The Curzon Library, located in the City Centre campus, is open 24/7 - meaning plenty of time to study.

Investment at the University

It's a hugely exciting time to be a Birmingham City University student. The BCU is planning to invest significantly over the next five years in developing the University's estate. The £260 million investment programme includes the new state-of-the-art Curzon Building at the City Centre campus, a new £57 million home for Birmingham Conservatoire due to open in 2017 and a £41 million investment in our City South Campus. The constant investment means students are given the best facilities to help them in their studies.



Located at Edgbaston Campus, this brand spanking new bar is just a stone’s throw from the halls of residence. Lounge with a relaxing daytime vibe serving juices, smoothies and coffees. At night time the bar becomes a banging venue with a dance floor or a place to socialise, meet new friends and enjoy a drink.  

The Eagle and Ball

Located within the City Centre campus, The Eagle & Ball stands in its original 1840's building. It has now been connected to the super modern Curzon building that opened in 2015, but still keeps its traditional pub charm.Serving a selection of lagers, ales, wines and Prosecco, alongside a brand new menu of pizzas, chicken wings and sandwiches, it has everything you need to unwind while on campus.


All departments are open except Conservatoire and School of Acting who run their own open days. Please refer to for more information.

Booking is advisable but not essential: Visitors who pre-book will be sent an email with details of which campus to attend for their chosen subjects.




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Art Galleries

Birmingham’s art collection is as wide as it is impressive. 

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Stage & Screen

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries.

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A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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Shopping centres

From the world-famous, 21st Century Bullring to the Victorian elegance of the Great Western Arcade.

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Vibrant streets

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