University of Birmingham

Welcome to the University of Birmingham

A famous Russell Group institution, the University of Birmingham excels in UK rankings, and you will join students from 150 countries.

Search for degrees at the University of Birmingham

You have a number of routes to the University of Birmingham, including through Kaplan International College (KIC) London.

Top reasons to study here

Ranked top 15 in the UK

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

UK's 3rd most targeted university by employers

High Fliers Research 2018/19

Top 25 in the UK for student satisfaction with degrees

Guardian University Guide 2019

Gold Award for teaching: the best level possible

Teaching Excellence Framework 2017

Beautiful 250-acre campus

close to the cosmopolitan city of Birmingham

Guaranteed entry

when you pass your KIC London course at the required level with good attendance

Subject rankings

Subject areaUK rankingSource
Accounting and Finance10thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
Biosciences10thGuardian University Guide 2020
Business and Management Studies15thComplete University Guide 2020
Chemical Engineering5thComplete University Guide 2020
Chemistry16thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
Civil Engineering10thGuardian University Guide 2020
Education12thTimes and Sunday Times University Guide 2019
Electronic and Electrical Engineering18thComplete University Guide 2020
English & Creative Writing5thComplete University Guide 2020
Materials & Mineral Engineering5thGuardian University Guide 2020
Mechanical Engineering12thGuardian University Guide 2020
Physics4thGuardian University Guide 2020
Politics11thGuardian University Guide 2020
Psychology17thComplete University Guide 2020
Sports Science3rdTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

Why choose the University of Birmingham?

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.

When you study at Birmingham, you are choosing a University that is committed to preparing you for a successful life ahead, and to giving you a world-class education. Employability is a shared agenda throughout the University, and it is at the centre of the student experience. From the moment you arrive here, we strive to equip you with the knowledge, transferable skills and confidence to succeed in your chosen area.
Birmingham University Vice Chancellor
Professor Sir David Eastwood Vice-Chancellor

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