Birmingham City University

Key Stats:

  • Birmingham City University has its roots in the Birmingham Government School of Design opened in 1843

  • Almost 23000 students study at the university

  • The university was awarded a silver award for its teaching quality

  • BCU was the first university in Europe to launch a Black Studies programme

Birmingham City University is a large, diverse and increasingly popular place to study, with over 23,500 students from 80 countries.

Incorporating a heritage that reaches as far back as 1843, Birmingham City University today focuses on practice-led, knowledge-based learning, providing students with access to cutting-edge facilities and real-world experience. Students are placed at the heart of everything the University does, giving them the best opportunities for future success.

Birmingham City University is the largest producer of creative professionals outside the South East, with an internationally renowned provision that includes both a specialist music conservatoire and drama school, as well as Europe’s largest jewellery school.

The University has invested £260 million in its facilities, including a major expansion of its largest campus, situated in the heart of the UK’s second city. It is also a major player in the regeneration of the long-neglected Eastside region of the city.

Aside from this, Birmingham city was also the first university in the world to hire a Professor of Blockchain, and the first in the UK to run an undergraduate course in Black studies

Birmingham City University
Birmingham City University University House 15 Bartholomew Row Birmingham B5 5JU
+44 (0)121 331 5000
Vice Chancellor
Professor David Mba