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Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University (abbrev. BCU) is a modern university in the city of Birmingham, England. It is a forward-looking university of approximately 25,000 students, spread across eight campuses around the city, making it one of the largest and liveliest universities in the county. The university has three main campuses serving four faculties, and offers courses in art and design, business, the built environment, computing, education, engineering, English, healthcare, law, the performing arts, social sciences, and technology.

The university has a reputation for widening participation and working with local communities. It welcomes a broad mix of cultures and nationalities, and over half of its students come from the city or the surrounding area. BCU's co..

Birmingham City University
Birmingham City University
Birmingham City University
URBAN
Estd
1843
Institution
PUBLIC
Campus
URBAN
Cost of Living
£12,006
Intake
January/February/March 2023

Birmingham City University (abbrev. BCU) is a modern university in the city of Birmingham, England. It is a forward-looking university of approximately 25,000 students, spread across eight campuses around the city, making it one of the largest and liveliest universities in the county. The university has three main campuses serving four faculties, and offers courses in art and design, business, the built environment, computing, education, engineering, English, healthcare, law, the performing arts, social sciences, and technology.

The university has a reputation for widening participation and working with local communities. It welcomes a broad mix of cultures and nationalities, and over half of its students come from the city or the surrounding area. BCU's courses have a strong focus on preparing students for the world of work, with many offering the option of a four-year sandwich mode, where a full year is spent in industry gaining valuable work experience. The university has a well-established reputation for delivering in-company training and development programmes, working with some of the country's leading employers. It also has its own pioneering student employment agency, OpportUNIty – offering student jobs on campus.Employability skills, enterprise and practice-based project work are built into the curriculum, giving students hands-on experience of the sort of careers they may wish to enter.

University libraries provide access to over 62m resources including books, journal articles, e-book chapters and conference proceedings. There is also wireless access across the University, including Eduroam, for staff, students and visitors.

The Centre for Academic Success provides students with access to a range of academic support services to help develop their study skills, including report writing, revision and exam techniques, stress management and time management.

 

 

 

Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Students Students Faculty Ration
19,715 4,345 22% 18:7

Notable Alumni

  • Laura Mvula – singer.

  • Frank Skinner – comedian.

  • Jonnie Irwin – TV presenter.

  • Catherine Tyldesley – actress.

  • John Taylor – musician and Duran Duran founder.

  • Jim Crace – author.

  • Ian Emes – filmmaker.

  • Makhdum (Mak) Ali Chishty – Commander in the Metropolitan Police.

  • Mark Williams-Thomas – investigative journalist.

  • Andrew Higginson – chairman of Morrisons supermarkets.

 

Under Graduate

Sport and Exercise Nutrition BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
£13,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Business Management (Enterprise) BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£13,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Textile Design: Fibre Art BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£13,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Media Production BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£13,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Video Game Design and Production BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£16,300
Duration
 2 Years 

Under Graduate

Business (Professional Practice) BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£12,800
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Journalism BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£13,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Fashion and Beauty Journalism BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£12,800
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Criminology BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£13,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

MEDICAL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE - ..
Tution Fees
£16,300
Duration
 15 months 

Post Graduate

Landscape Architecture with Conversion - MA
Tution Fees
£16,300
Duration
 2 Years 

Under Graduate

Business Management (Supply Chain Management) BA (..
Tution Fees
£12,800
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

English Literature BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£13,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Computer Forensics BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
£13,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Fashion Design BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£13,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Photography BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£13,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (TOP-UP) - BA (HONS)
Tution Fees
£13,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Management and Marketing - MSc
Tution Fees
£13,200
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Sociology and Criminology - BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£13,500
Duration
 3 Years (4 years sandwich available) 

Under Graduate

Media and Communication BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
£13,500
Duration
 3 Years 
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English Language Requirements

  • The university accepts a range of English language qualifications as evidence of a student's abilities.

  • For the majority of courses, an IELTS of 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5) is required.

  • However, some courses may require a higher score.

  • TOEFL and Pearson Test of English (PTE) qualifications are also accepted, along with many other internationally recognised English language qualifications.

  • The level required may vary by course.

  • Please refer to the university website for details.

14Undergraduate courses

Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences (BLSS) - 12th Standard minimum of 60% with minimum of 60% in Maths. Engineering courses require 65% with 65% in Maths, Physics and Chemistry

Postgraduate courses

3-4 years degree with 55% overall (50% from top universities).  For Engineering courses 60% in the relevant fields with 55% from top universities.

Special requirements

Art and Design
All undergraduate courses in the Art and Design schools require a good portfolio of artwork. Some postgraduate courses also require a portfolio, others require a proposal of studies while some courses require both a portfolio and a proposal of studies. Please check faculty website
for specific requirements.

Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE)
                         
All undergraduate courses in the CEBE faculty require Mathematics at O Level. However, for the Engineering suite and BEng Telecommunication and Networks, Mathematics is required at AS Level minimum Grade C or the equivalent.

Business School
All Business School under-graduate Year 1 courses require Mathematics minimum of Grade C at O Level or the equivalent
 

English requirements:

Indian Standard XII
65% and above in the following boards: CBSE, CISCE, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

Accommodation for International Students

  • All international students are guaranteed Birmingham City University accommodation if they apply on time. It is not always possible to allocate a student’s first choice, but where possible the accommodation will be close to the place of study, provided an application is received by the relevant deadline.

  • All halls are within walking distance, or a short journey by public transport, from the university’s campuses. All accommodation is self-catered with Internet access and costs include heating and water.

  • Students do not have to move out of their accommodation during the Christmas and Easter vacations.

Conditional Offer Unconditional Offer CAS
1 Week 5 Days 5 Days

The university offers a range of scholarship opportunities for international undergraduates which you may be eligible to receive or apply for up to £2,000 scholarships available for Indian students to be eligible for a scholarship for an undergraduate programme, you’ll need to have studied the

12th Standard and attained the following grade:

  • 60% overall* - £1,000

  • 65% overall* - £1,500

  • 70% overall* - £2,000

To be eligible for a scholarship for a postgraduate programme, you’ll need to have gained the following at a university in India:

5-star universities

  • 45% - 49% £500

  • 50% - 54% £1,000

  • 55% - 59% £1,500

  • 60% + £2,000

Other universities

  • 48% - 54% £500

  • 55% - 59% £1,000

  • 60% - 69% £1,500

  • 70% + £2,000 

Your scholarship offer will be made when we make you a course offer.

*Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment courses have higher requirements. Please note that scholarships are only available to self-funding students. There are numerous other scholarships. Kindly refer to the university website for detailed qualifications required.

Other scholarships

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.
 

Some key facts of Birmingham City University

  • The Complete University Guide 2018 : 99

  • The Guardian University League Tables 2018 :  101

  • Birmingham City University have invested £340 million in the campuses and facilities

  • Birmingham City University provide eligible for a £1,000 scholarship

  • University allow to earn while learning 

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Birmingham City University University House 15 Bartholomew Row Birmingham B5 5JU

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