Place Category: Modern Universities
Birmingham City University is perfect for you if you’d like to study ‘applied’ or ‘vocational’ subjects in the centre of a large city, with the flexibility to study a full degree over two years.
It is a modern university which began life as the Birmingham College of Arts back in 1843 before becoming Birmingham Polytechnic in the 1970s and the University of Central England in 1992 and finally Birmingham City University in 1992.
The University is spread across three campuses in the city of Birmingham with much of it located in the centre of the city. It focuses in a range of applied subjects such as art and design, business, the built environment, computing, education, engineering, healthcare, and law.
The University excels in Music Drama and the Performing Arts and is home to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, (a college for music and the arts). The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is one of the top conservatoires in the UK and rated the top conservatoire outside London.
Many of its students are local to Birmingham and the wider West Midlands area, although the University also focuses heavily on the recruitment of overseas students.
Birmingham City University is a very accessible university offering a number of pre-degree courses such as foundation degrees and access to higher education courses. Many of these foundation and access courses are run overseas through partner organisations in: Singapore, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, China, India and Thailand.
The University is one of a number of universities providing the opportunity to study for a full degree over two years.