University of Birmingham

Welcome to the University of Birmingham

Build your future by studying at one of the UK’s most famous Russell Group universities. The University of Birmingham excels in both UK and world rankings, and has a huge international student community, with alumni based in almost 200 countries.

Ranked 13th in the UK and 82nd in the world

Guardian University Guide 2017; QS World University Rankings 2016/17

Students from more than 150 countries

join a global campus community

Beautiful 250-acre campus

combining traditional buildings with high-tech facilities, just 7 minutes by train from Birmingham city centre

University of the Year for graduate employment

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016

Top 15 in the UK for research power

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Guaranteed entry

when you pass your Kaplan International College London pathway course at the required level with good attendance

International student at the University of Birmingham

Ellen from the USA

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham has an amazing campus. It’s made of beautiful red brick, and feels like a classic university setting. There are so many clubs, organisations, sports teams and nights out planned just for students. It’s great!

International student at the University of Birmingham

Emily from China

Bachelor's degree in Marketing at the University of Birmingham

The degree content at Birmingham has helped me apply marketing principles to my work, and the teaching was really effective. I settled in quickly, made great friends and had excellent support from staff.

Why choose the University of Birmingham?

  • Impressive student facilities

    The historic university campus is home to stunning traditional architecture combined with cutting-edge research facilities, as well as one of the largest academic libraries in the country. You will also find The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, which houses works by Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet.

  • History of achievement

    Since its foundation over 100 years ago, the University of Birmingham has produced many notable figures, including 2 British Prime Ministers, 11 Nobel Prize winners and numerous CEOs. The University consistently ranks within the world’s top 100.

  • A global community

    Birmingham is famed for being one of the UK’s most diverse cities, offering a vibrant mix of cultures. The University is home to 5,000 international students from over 150 countries, and a third of academic staff members are from outside the UK.

  • Subject excellence

    The University offers numerous degree subjects ranked in the top 5, including Chemical Engineering, Education, Sports Science and Materials Technology (Times and Sunday Times 2017). The University of Birmingham also ranks impressively in areas such as Business, Law, Biology and several other types of Engineering, giving students a wide range of disciplines to choose from.

Pathways to the University of Birmingham

Founded more than 100 years ago, Birmingham truly stands out among universities today. I am confident that studying at Birmingham will be a rewarding investment in your future career.
Birmingham University Vice Chancellor
Professor Sir David Eastwood Vice-Chancellor

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