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University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Top reasons to study here

  • The University of Birmingham is the second most frequently targeted UK university for the country’s top employers looking for graduate recruits.
  • The 10 Nobel Laureates we count among our staff and alumni have contributed to some of science’s greatest discoveries.
  • With world-class research and outstanding global education as our core mission, we will strive to increase the volume and quality of our research.


Founded in 1900, Birmingham represented a new model for Higher Education. We were England’s first civic university, a place where students from all backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis. More than 100 years on, our Birmingham campus has grown to 672 acres, and we also now have a campus in Dubai. Each year, we welcome more than 30,000 students from across the world.


At Birmingham, you will join a stimulating postgraduate community of students and researchers. We offer over 600 taught Masters opportunities to choose from that will enable you to develop your career and pursue your interests. By studying with us, you will be an active part of a leading academic community, working alongside some of the finest academic minds in the world.


As a research-intensive university, Birmingham is committed to research that is pioneering in terms of its originality and distinctiveness, significance and rigour. Our vision is to inspire today’s brightest researchers to make a major impact on global society, and to become the leaders of tomorrow in whatever field they pursue.


The University of Birmingham offers opportunities working in a range of academic, professional, technical, manual and administrative roles. We continue to welcome applications from international candidates.

Distance Learning Courses

Social Sciences (30)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)

Housing services

There will be a wide range of measures in place to ensure that our University accommodation is safe and clean. You can still expect a tailored induction to your University experience, and once you're unpacked there will be induction events to help you meet other students. You'll have continued support from our Student Mentor Scheme and Hall Reps - just like in any other year - and you'll be part of an inclusive community straight away if you live in halls.

Library services

Our libraries are an important academic and research resource in the UK. We hold over 1.8 million print and 500,000 online books, and more than 85,000 print and online journals. Our staff provide front line and specialist support, information literacy and academic skills teaching, so that students and staff find and use information effectively. 

Medical services

The University Medical Practice (UMP) is on the edge of our Edgbaston campus and caters for our students and staff. Please visit the University Medical Practice website for further information about their services, opening times and contact details.

The University has its own Medical Practice and University Dental & Implant Centre. 

Campus life

Your wellbeing is our top priority and we are working on a range of measures to ensure you stay safe, happy and healthy whilst at University. We’re lucky that our campus is a fantastic green space, with plenty of outdoor places to study and socialise, and we’ll be making the most of that during our Welcome events.

Sports facilities

For over 100 years, the University of Birmingham has played a major part in the success of the city, the region and the world. For almost as long, we have been recognised globally for our support and development of sport, exercise and movement. In May 2017, the University opened its £55 million University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness club at the heart of Edgbaston. The club caters for thousands of community members, teams and groups. 


Birmingham, England, United Kingdom


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