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  • International Fees From

    £19,020 UG

  • World Ranking

    =105th in Times HE
    101-150th in Shanghai

  • Students

    19,000 UG
    9,000 PG

  • International


  • Employability


  • Accommodation

    from £90.00 p/w

Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Birmingham university is based in the city of Birmingham which has a population of over 1 million people. Birmingham is a vibrant, multicultural city with many theatres, art galleries and places of interest. Birmingham has its own international airport which has direct flights to many international locations both inside and outside the EU. The temperature in Birmingham drops to an average of 4-5 degrees centigrade in December/January and 17 degrees in July. Birmingham is situated in the heart of England and is about 118 miles from London.

  • History

    The University of Birmingham was founded in 1900, by Royal Charter, by Queen Victoria. It was England’s first civic university, where students from all religions and backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis. It was the first university to be built on a campus model, with university buildings built in one location.


    The university has a main campus in Edgbaston and a smaller campus in Selly Oak-Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus is a 250-acre site, including the university’s own train station. The campus is about 3 miles from Birmingham city centre. Most of the university owned accommodation is between 10-20 minutes walk from the main Edgbaston campus. The main accommodation site, Vale Village is 20 minutes walk from the main campus. Security staff are available 24 hours a day on campus. In addition a police office is based in the centre of campus and the University has its own community police officer.


    University of Birmingham is currently ranked =105th in the Times Higher Education World University rankings and is ranked between 101-150th in the Shanghai Jaio Tong rankings. Birmingham is a member of the Russell group of universities.

    University of Birmingham is ranked 110th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.


    Birmingham has over 5,000 international students from over 150 countries which is one of the largest overseas student communities in the UK. This represents approximately 18% of all students.

    Pathway entry for international students-NCUK offers foundation courses leading to degree course entry at Birmingham.

    For more information, please visit Pathway & Foundation page.


    There are over 28,000 students at Birmingham university, over 19,000 undergraduate students and more than 9,000 postgraduates.


    HESA govt statistics show that 95.3% of Birmingham graduates are in employment or in further education 6 months after graduation. However, a breakdown of post-graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.


    The university student’s union Runs more than 190 student groups and societies. The university’s Munrow sports centre has a fitness suite, 25 metre swimming pool, three sports halls, floodlit athletics track, floodlit grass and synthetic pitches, tennis courts. The university also has its own Art Gallery and a Botanic garden at the Edgbaston campus, plus a 450 seat music auditorium.


    Most of the university owned accommodation is located near the Edgbaston campus.

    The lowest price for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £90.00 per week.

    An example of catered accommodation is on the Maple Bank meal plan, at £134.00 per week.

    There is no catered university accommodation.


    International students

    International undergraduate tuition fee examples – BA or BSc:
    Fees for full time undergraduate course costs are set in 4 Bands at Birmingham.

    Band 1 – £19,020-£19,740
    Band 2 – £20,340-£22,260, covers the major Arts, Humanities and Social Science subjects
    Band 3 – £23,400-£25,860, includes all Laboratory based subjects
    Band 4 – Medicine (clinical) – £42,000.

    Subject Areas

    REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.

    • Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
    • Area Studies
    • Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory
    • Biological Sciences
    • Business and Management Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Classics
    • Clinical Medicine
    • Computer Science and Informatics
    • Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • English Language and Literature
    • Geography and Environmental Studies
    • History
    • Law
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Modern Languages and Linguistics
    • Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Politics and International Studies
    • Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
    • Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care
    • Social Work and Social Policy
    • Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism
    • Theology and Religious Studies

    Online Courses

    Birmingham offers a range of 100% online postgraduate courses via distance learning. It offers a total of nine distance learning courses in subjects such as Management, and Energy and Environmental Law.

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