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The University of Birmingham is a large campus-based university in Edgbaston on the outskirts of Birmingham (the UK’s second largest city). With around 35,000 students (undergraduate and postgraduate), Birmingham is the fourth largest university in the UK by student numbers.
Most of the University’s facilities are located on its Edgbaston campus which also boasts its own botanical gardens and even its very own railway station! The University has a small campus for its Drama and Theatre Arts provision in Selly Oak (a nearby industrial and residential area).
It gained its university status in 1900, it has a strong international reputation across a number of academic fields including: Law, Engineering and Physical Science, Life and Environmental Science, Social Science, Business, and Liberal Arts. It is a member of the Russell Group of research intensive universities and has a number of world-renowned research centres and institutes. It has the oldest business school in the UK, one of the largest Medical schools in Europe, and a number of unique art and literature collections.