Birmingham City University - Overview & Background

Former Names

    Birmingham College of Art
Birmingham Polytechnic
University of Centra


    1992—gained university status
1971—City of Birmingham Polytechnic
1843—Birmingham College of Art



University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

Do what you are doing; attend to your business

University City

Birmingham, West Midlands
Acceptance Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio



£5.3 m 

Campus Size

350 acres

Graduation Rate


Employment Rate


Official Website Link

Birmingham City University, England

Contact Details



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USPs of the University

  • Ranked Seventh for Employability in the UK. 
  • Large Scale Investment in Infrastructure
  • Opportunities to Earn While Learning
  • Courses are Internationally Accredited
  • Practice-Based Research
  • Global City

Jobs and Placements

  • Employment Rates of Graduates - 97.4% of students were in further study within six months of graduating or in employment. 
  • Top Recruiters - BBC, Cisco, IBM, NHS, Microsoft, Dolby, Selfridges, ASOS, Disney, KPMG, Fujitsu, Nissan, Volkswagen, Marks and Spencer, Unilever and Sky, as well as SMEs and public sector organizations

Infrastructural Facilities

University House is situated near the City Center Campus and is home to a variety of technical service divisions at the University. International Project Space (IPS) is an art gallery housed at the Center for Visual Arts in Bournville. Moor Lane is a venue close to City North Campus for leisure, business training, and conferences.

Parkside Building has a number of TV studios and The Curzon Building has modern facilities including a mock courtroom, psychological labs, and a trade room at CITY. Millennium Point has courses in the built environment, computing, engineering, and Birmingham Thinktank, an award-winning science museum. 


  • Accommodation Option Names -  Bentley House
    • Cost of Rooms - From £157 Per Week
  •  Accommodation Option Names - University Locks
    • Cost of Rooms -  From £150 per week
  • Accommodation Option Names- Jennens Court
    • Cost of Rooms - From £142 per week
  • Accommodation Option Names - The Heights
    • Cost of Rooms - From £141 per week
  • Accommodation Option Names - Lakeside
    • Cost of Rooms - From £143 per week
  • Accommodation Option Names - Staniforth House
    • Cost of Rooms - From £150 per week
  • Accommodation Option Names - Belgrave View
    • Cost of Rooms - From £129.50 per week
  • Accommodation Option Names - Queens Hospital Close
    • Cost of Rooms - From £119 per week

Notable Alumni

Some famous alumni from Birmingham City University include:

  • Richard Billingham,  Photographer
  • William Haywood,  Architect
  • Betty Jackson, Fashion designer
  • Charlie Stayt, BBC newsreader
  • Margherita Taylor, Radio and TV presenter
  • Khalid Mahmood, Politician, MP for Perry Barr

Birmingham City University Location

  • Bus Services - Buses 22, 23, 24, 29, 29A from Colmore Row 
  • Train Services - Birmingham New Street in the City Centre and Birmingham International for the airport and NEC. The city center has Moor Street and Snow Hill train stations.
  • Nearest Airport - Birmingham Airport
  • Nearest Hospital - Birmingham City Hospital
  • Recreational Sites - Thinktank Science Museum; Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery; Birmingham Back to Backs

Birmingham City University Map Location

Address - Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, B5 5JU, United Kingdom

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