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Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
19,715 4,345 22% 18:7


Birmingham City University (abbrev. BCU) is a modern university in the city of Birmingham, England. It is a forward-looking university of approximately 25,000 students, spread across eight campuses around the city, making it one of the largest and liveliest universities in the county.

The university has three main campuses serving four faculties, and offers courses in art and design, business, the built environment, computing, education, engineering, English, healthcare, law, the performing arts, social sciences, and technology.

The university has a reputation for widening participation and working with local communities. It welcomes a broad mix of cultures and nationalities, and over half of its students come from the city or the surrounding area.


BCU's courses have a strong focus on preparing students for the world of work, with many offering the option of a four-year sandwich mode, where a full year is spent in industry gaining valuable work experience. The university has a well-established reputation for delivering in-company training and development programmes, working with some of the country's leading employers. It also has its own pioneering student employment agency, OpportUNIty – offering student jobs on campus.Employability skills, enterprise and practice-based project work are built into the curriculum, giving students hands-on experience of the sort of careers they may wish to enter.

University libraries provide access to over 62m resources including books, journal articles, e-book chapters and conference proceedings. There is also wireless access across the University, including Eduroam, for staff, students and visitors.

The Centre for Academic Success provides students with access to a range of academic support services to help develop their study skills, including report writing, revision and exam techniques, stress management and time management.

Notable Alumni

·        Laura Mvula – singer.

·        Frank Skinner – comedian.

·        Jonnie Irwin – TV presenter.

·        Catherine Tyldesley – actress.

·        John Taylor – musician and Duran Duran founder.

·        Jim Crace – author.

·        Ian Emes – filmmaker.

·        Makhdum (Mak) Ali Chishty – Commander in the Metropolitan Police.

·        Mark Williams-Thomas – investigative journalist.

·        Andrew Higginson – chairman of Morrisons supermarkets.

English Language Requirements

The university accepts a range of English language qualifications as evidence of student's abilities. For the majority of courses, an IELTS of 6.0 overall (with no band below 5.5) is required. However, some courses may require a higher score.

·        TOEFL and Pearson Test of English (PTE) qualifications are also accepted, along with many other internationally recognised English language qualifications. The level required may vary by course.

·        Please refer to the university website for details.

Undergraduate courses

Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences (BLSS) - 12th Standard minimum of 60% with minimum of 60% in Maths. Engineering courses require 65% with 65% in Maths, Physics and Chemistry

Postgraduate courses

¾  year degree with 55% overall (50% from top universities).  For Engineering courses 60% in the relevant fields with 55% from top universities.

Special requirements

Art and Design

All undergraduate courses in the Art and Design schools require a good portfolio of artwork. Some postgraduate courses also require a portfolio, others require a proposal of studies while some courses require both a portfolio and a proposal of studies. Please check faculty website for specific requirements.

Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE)

All undergraduate courses in the CEBE faculty require Mathematics at O Level. However for the Engineering suite and BEng Telecommunication and Networks, Mathematics is required at AS Level minimum Grade C or the equivalent.

Business School

All Business School undergraduate Year 1 courses require Mathematics minimum of Grade C at O Level or the equivalent

English requirements:

Indian Standard XII

65% and above in the following boards: CBSE, CISCE, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh


Accountancy- BSc (Hons) -
Accounting and Finance - MAcc -
Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) -
Acting- BA (Hons) -
Applied Performance (Community and Education) BA (Hons) -
Architectural Technology- BSc (Hons) -
Architecture (RIBA Part 1 Exemption) BA (Hons) -
Art and Design- BA (Hons) -
Automotive Engineering - BEng (Hons) / MEng -
Biomedical Engineering - BEng/MEng
Biomedical Sciences - BSc (Hons)
Black Studies- BA (Hons) -
Broadcast and Communications Engineering- BEng (Hons) -
Building Surveying - BSc (Hons) -
Business - BA (Hons) -
Business (Analytics)- BA (Hons) -
Business (Marketing)- BA (Hons) -
Business (Professional Practice)- BA (Hons) -
Business Accounting - BSc (Hons) -
Business Administration (Top-up) - BA (Hons) -
Business Economics- BA (Hons) -
Business Finance- MFin -
Business Finance - BSc (Hons) -
Business Information Systems- BSc (Hons) -
Business Management - BA (Hons) -
Business Management (Consultancy) - BA (Hons) -
Business Management (Enterprise)- BA (Hons) -
Business Management (Professional Practice)- BA (Hons) -
Business Management (Supply Chain Management)- BA (Hons) -
Civil Engineering - BEng (Hons) / MEng -
Commercial Photography - BA (Hons) -
Computer Forensics - BSc (Hons) / MSci -
Computer Games Technology - BSc (Hons) / MSci -
Computer Networks - BSc (Hons) / MSci -
Computer Networks and Security - BSc (Hons) / MSci -
Computer Science- BSc (Hons) / MSci -
Computing and Information Technology - BSc (Hons) / MSci -
Construction Management- BSc (Hons) -
Costume Design and Practice- BA (Hons) -
Criminology - BA (Hons) -
Criminology and Security Studies - BA (Hons) -
Criminology, Policing and Investigation - BA (Hons) -
Design for Performance - BA (Hons) -
Digital Marketing- BA (Hons) -
Digital Media Computing- BSc (Hons) -
Early Childhood Studies- BA (Hons) -
Economics- BA (Hons) -
Education Studies - BA (Hons) -
Electronic Engineering - BEng (Hons) / MEng -
English - BA (Hons) -
English and Creative Writing - BA (Hons) -
English and Drama- BA (Hons) -
English and Journalism - BA (Hons) -
English and Media - BA (Hons) -
English Language and Literature- BA (Hons) -
English Literature - BA (Hons) -
Fashion Branding and Communication - BA (Hons) -
Fashion Business and Promotion - BA (Hons) -
Fashion Design - BA (Hons) -
Film and Animation - BA (Hons) -
Film Production Technology - BSc (Hons) - Film Technology and Visual Effects - BSc (Hons) -
Finance and Investment - MFin -
Finance and Investment- BSc (Hons) -
Financial Economics- BA (Hons) -
Fine Art - BA (Hons) -
Garment Technology - BA (Hons) -
Gemmology and Jewellery Studies- BSc (Hons) -
Graphic Communication - BA (Hons) -
Health Studies (Public Health) - BSc (Hons) -
Horology - BA (Hons) -
Human Resource Management - BA (Hons) -
Illustration - BA (Hons) -
Interior Architecture and Design - BA (Hons) -
International Business (Top-up) - BA (Hons) -
International Finance (Top-up) - BA (Hons) -
International Jewellery Business - BA (Hons) -
International Marketing (Top-up)- BA (Hons) -
Jewellery and Objects - BA (Hons) -
Jewellery and Silversmithing- HND -
Jewellery and Silversmithing - Design for Industry- BA (Hons) -
Landscape Architecture- BA (Hons) -
Landscape Architecture - China and UK Delivery - BA (Hons) -
Law - LLB (Hons) -
Law with American Legal Studies - LLB (Hons) -
Law with Business- LLB (Hons) -
Law with Criminology - LLB (Hons) -
Marketing - BA (Hons) -
Marketing (Advertising and Public Relations) - BA (Hons) -
Marketing (Consumer Psychology)- BA (Hons) -
Marketing (Digital)- BA (Hons) -
Marketing (Professional Practice)- BA (Hons) -
Marketing (Retailing) - BA (Hons) -
Mechanical Engineering - BEng (Hons) / MEng -
Media and Communication - BA (Hons) -
Media and Communication (Event and Exhibition Industries)- BA (Hons) -
Media and Communication (Journalism)- BA (Hons) -
Media and Communication (Music Industries) - BA (Hons) -
Media and Communication (New Media) - BA (Hons) -
Media and Communication (Public Relations)- BA (Hons) -
Media and Communication (Radio) - BA (Hons) -
Media and Communication (Television) - BA (Hons) -
Music Business- BA (Hons) -
Music Technology - BSc (Hons) -
Photography - BA (Hons) -
Physical Education and School Sport - BSc (Hons)
Popular Music Performance - BMus -
Primary Education with QTS- BA (Hons) -
Product and Furniture Design - BA (Hons) -
Property Development and Planning- BSc (Hons) / MPlan -
Psychology- BSc (Hons) -
Psychology with Business - BSc (Hons) -
Psychology with Criminology - BSc (Hons) -
Psychology with Marketing - BSc (Hons) -
Psychology with Sociology - BSc (Hons) -
Quantity Surveying - BSc (Hons) -
Real Estate- BSc (Hons) -
Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) - FdSc -
Sociology- BA (Hons) -
Sociology and Criminology - BA (Hons) -
Sound Engineering and Production - BSc (Hons) -
Sport and Exercise Nutrition - BSc (Hons)
Sport and Exercise Science- BSc (Hons)
Sports Therapy- BSc (Hons)
Stage Management - BA (Hons) -
Textile Design - BA (Hons) -
Video Game Design and Production - BA (Hons) -
Video Game Development- BSc (Hons) -
Video Game Digital Art- BA (Hons) -
Visual Communication - Graphic Communication - China and UK...- BA (Hons) -
Working with Children, Young People and Families - BA (Hons) –
ACCA Course- ACCA -
Accounting and Finance- MSc -
Accounting and Finance (Masters Stage) - UK Campus- MSc -
Acting- MA / PgDip -
Acting (The British Tradition)- MFA -
Advanced Computer Science- MSc -
Architecture (RIBA Part 2 Exemption)- MArch -
Art and Design: Interdisciplinary Practices- MA -
Arts and Education Practices- MA -
Arts and Project Management- MA -
Automotive Engineering- MSc -
Big Data Analytics- PgCert / PgDip / MSc -
Broadcast Engineering- MSc
Building Surveying with Facilities Management- MSc -
Composition- MMus / PgCert / PgDip -
Conducting (Choral or Orchestral)- MMus / PgDip -
Construction Project Management- MSc -
Contemporary Arts China MA -
Cosmetics Branding and Promotion- MA -
Creative Writing- MA -
Criminology- MA -
Cyber Security- MSc -
Data Journalism- MA -
Data Networks and Security- MSc -
Design and Visualisation- MA -
Design ManagementMA -
Dietetics* (pre-registration)- MSc -
Education- MA -
Education (Childhood Studies)- MA -
Education (International Education)- MA -
Enterprise Systems Management- MSc -
Environmental Surveying- MSc -
Event, Festival and Exhibition Management- MA -
Fashion Design- MA -
Fashion Management- MA -
Fashion Promotion- MA -
Fashion Styling- MA
Film Distribution and Marketing- MA -
Finance and Investment- MSc -
Fine Art- MA -
Forensic Psychology- MSc -
Future Media- MA / MSc -
Garment Technology- MA
Global Media Management- MA -
Habilitation Work – Working with Children and Young People –...- BSc (Hons) -
Health Psychology- MSc -
Innovation and Leadership in Museum Practice- MA -
Innovation Management- MA -
Instrumental Performance- MMus / PgCert / PgDip -
Interior Architecture and Design- MA -
Internal Audit Management and Consultancy- MSc -
International Business Law- LLM -
International Human Resource Management / Development- MA -
International Human Rights- LLM -
International Law- LLM -
International MBA- MBA -
JazzMMus / PgCert / PgDip -
Jewellery and Related Products- MA -
Jewellery and Related Products- GradCert -
Landscape Architecture MA
Legal Practice Course- LPC -
LLM Legal Practice- LLM -
LLM Professional Law- LLM/PGDL/CPE -
Logistics and Supply Chain Management- MSc -
Luxury Brand Management- MA -
Luxury Jewellery Management- MA -
Management and Entrepreneurship- MSc -
Management and Finance MSc -
Management and International Business- MSc -
Management and Marketing- MSc -
Management Consultancy- MSc -
Mechanical Engineering- MSc -
Media and Cultural Studies- MA
Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism- MA -
Music Technology- MMus / PgCert / PgDip -
Musicology- MA -
Orchestral Performance (Strings)- MMus / PgDip -
Physiotherapy*- MSc -
Planning Built Environments- MA -
Post-Compulsory Education and Training- PGCE -
Postgraduate Diploma in Law- PGDL/CPE -
Primary and Early Years Education- PGCE -
Primary Education with Specialism in Mathematics with QTS- PGCE -
Primary Education with Specialism in SEN with QTS- PGCE -
Product and Furniture Design- MA -
Professional Performance AdvPgDip
Professional Voice Practice MA / PgDip -
Project Management MSc -
Public Health- MSc / PgCert / PgDip -
Public Relations- MA -
Quantity Surveying- PgCert / PgDip / MSc -
Real Estate Management MSc -
Secondary Art and Design PGCE -
Secondary Computer Science PGCE -
Secondary Design and Technology: Food, Textiles and Product...- PGCE -
Secondary Drama- PGCE -
Secondary English- PGCE -
Secondary Mathematics- PGCE -
Secondary Modern Foreign Languages- PGCE -
Secondary Music- PGCE -
Secondary Religious Education PGCE -
Secondary Science: Biology- PGCE -
Secondary Science: Chemistry- PGCE -
Secondary Science: Physics- PGCE -
Security Studies- MA -
Sports Therapy*- MSc -
Textile and Surface Design MA -
Video Game Development- MA / MSc -
Video Game Enterprise, Production and Design- MSc -
Visual Communication- MA -
Vocal Performance- MMus / PgCert / PgDip -
Art and Design
Business Research Degrees
Computing Research Degrees
Conservatoire Research Degrees
Digital Media Technology Research Degrees
Engineering Research Degrees
English Research Degrees
Media and Cultural Studies
Planning Research Degrees
Social Sciences

Accommodation for International Students

·        All international students are guaranteed Birmingham City University accommodation if they apply on time. It is not always possible to allocate a student’s first choice, but where possible the accommodation will be close to the place of study, provided an application is received by the relevant deadline.

·        All halls are within walking distance, or a short journey by public transport, from the university’s campuses. All accommodation is self-catered with Internet access and costs include heating and water.

·        Students do not have to move out of their accommodation during the Christmas and Easter vacations.

The university  offers a range of scholarship opportunities for international undergraduates which you may be eligible to receive or apply for.

Up to £2,000 scholarships available for Indian students

To be eligible for a scholarship for an undergraduate programme, you’ll need to have studied the 12th Standard and attained the following grade:

  • 60% overall* - £1,000
  • 65% overall* - £1,500
  • 70% overall* - £2,000

To be eligible for a scholarship for a postgraduate programme, you’ll need to have gained the following at a university in India:

5 star universities

·        45% - 49% £500

·        50% - 54% £1,000

·        55% - 59% £1,500

·        60% + £2,000

Other universities

·        48% - 54% £500

·        55% - 59% £1,000

·        60% - 69% £1,500

·        70% + £2,000 

Your scholarship offer will be made when we make you a course offer.

*Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment courses have higher requirements.

Please note that scholarships are only available to self-funding students.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Postgraduate Scholarships

Vice-Chancellor International Scholarships

There are numerous other scholarships.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.

Other scholarships

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.


Quick Facts





Full-time UG & PG Fees 12,000 GBP to 15,500 GBP according to your course.


Living costs, sometimes called maintenance, includes; accommodation, food, clothing, books, entertainment and travel in the UK. As per UK Visas and Immigration, estimated living costs for an international student on a degree course are estimated to be £9,135 per 9-month academic year (£1015 per month), or £12,180 for a full year. These figures are approximate and vary with different lifestyles.



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