Why Choose Birmingham City University?
The early history of Birmingham City University can be traced back to 1843, where five individual colleges in Birmingham City would later be brought together as The City of Birmingham Polytechnic in 1971. After years of progression and transformation, the school achieved university status in 1992, and the new name of Birmingham City University was adopted in 2007.
Birmingham City University is currently undertaking a £340 million investment programme in their facilities, including a major expansion of its City Centre Campus.
Birmingham City University is ranked among the top 100 universities in the UK in the University League Tables 2020 (Source: the Complete University Guide, UK).
Understanding that University is a big investment; Birmingham City University strives to help turn your passion into a career, by designing relevant courses for the industry and workplace, to give you the most practical experience and best possible chance of finding employment once you graduate.
97% of students were in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2016/17). This is the highest figure in Birmingham and 7th highest in the UK for multi-faculty universities (excluding specialist institutions with fewer than 1,000 students).
Birmingham City University has a wide range of professional accreditation across courses. Accreditation act as endorsements, making you more desirable to employers, and they can also give you exemptions in your further study.
Professional bodies accrediting our courses include, but not limited to: Association of Project Management (APM), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and BPS (British Psychological Society).
Birmingham City University has been awarded Silver in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF is the only system introduced by the UK government that assesses the quality of teaching in universities in England.
Several members of academic staff (currently 10) are National Teaching Fellows – the most prestigious award for excellence in university teaching and learning in the UK.