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Birmingham City University

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Overview of Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University is a Birmingham, England college. Originally founded as the Birmingham College of Art with origins dating back to 1843, in 1971 it was designated as a polytechnic and in 1992 it received university status.

  •  24K Students
  •  Accomodation
  •  Origin 1843

The university has three main campuses serving four faculties, offering courses in art and design, business, built environment, computing, education, engineering, English, healthcare, law, performing arts, social sciences, and technology. An extension of £125 million to its campus in Birmingham city centre, part of the Eastside growth of a fresh technology and teaching area, is opening in two phases, with the opening of the first stage in 2013.

What do I Need to Get in

You need to have completed a Bachelor’s program in engineering or medicine or a Master’s program in any other field.

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Birmingham City University in the Birmingham area is split into eight major campuses and colleges. Birmingham is a main European town, home to amazing architecture, art, music, theater and sport venues, excellent nightlife, great shopping and dining, including the world-famous Bullring Centre. The town also benefits from the lovely landscape surrounding it. Its central location makes it a useful base for exploring the UK and Europe ; the town is less than two hours away from London by highway and rail and has its own global airport. Warwick, Stratford, the district of Peak and Wales are all within a simple range of travel.


Birmingham City University accommodation is guaranteed to all first-year students. In addition, a range of housing options are offered, from self-contained flats to adapted accommodation for students with special requirements. Housing is safe, secure and affordable and offers the chance to live and study close to the centre of Birmingham, England’s second city. Privately let accommodation is also available and located around the city. The Accommodation Services Team is on hand to assist all students with questions, queries and issues.

Fun Facts
  • Iconic brands Birds Custard, Cadbury Chocolate, Bournville Chocolate Drinking, HP Sauce and Typhoo Tea all began in Birmingham.
  • Birmingham is Europe's youngest town with almost 40% of the inhabitants below 25.
  • Titanic's cap anchor was produced in the Black Country.
  • Every year Birmingham have over 50 festivals throughout the town.
  • Birmingham produced the FA cup and the world's first football league began here
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