Birmingham City University

Birmingham - United Kingdom


With around 22,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large, diverse and increasingly popular place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.

The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates, with the Sunday Times University Guide 2013 ranking us in the UK top 30 for the proportion of our students entering graduate-level jobs.

We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We're investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. The Complete University Guide ranked us as a top 10 UK university for spending on facilities in 2012 and 2013.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

Our values are:

Excellence – We take pride in ensuring the highest quality standards of academic achievement and professional service delivery.

People Focused – We value everyone, recognising that what we do is for the benefit of all those connected with the University.

Partnership Working – We work constructively with each other, fellow students and wider University community to create strong and successful working relationships.

Fairness and Integrity – We take a fair and balanced approach to our activities and are mindful of the impact of our actions.

Our mission

"To transform the prospects of individuals, employers and society through excellence in practice-based education, research and knowledge exchange."

Our vision

"To be the leading university for creative and professional practice inspired by innovation and enquiry."


Faculty of Arts, Design and Media

Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment


English Requirements

MMus (not MMus Performance & Pedagogy)

One-year Intensive study - IELTS: 7.0

Two-year full time or three-year part-time study - IELTS: 6

MMus Performance & Pedagogy

IELTS: 6.5, with at least 6.5 in the speaking component

BMus (Hons), PgDip, AdvPgDip

IELTS: 6.0

MPhil, PhD


PgCert, PgCert (SP)

IELTS: 5.5


Scolarships are available based on merit.

Tution Fee

Courses Fees (Per Year)
Foundation courses (FCEAP) £8,500
All undergraduate and postgraduate £11,500
Undergraduate - Birmingham School of Acting £12,600
Undergraduate - Birmingham Conservatoire £14,900
MA framework (Band A) £12,000
MA framework including MBA (Band B) £14,000
Postgraduate - Birmingham School of Acting £14,900
Postgraduate - Birmingham Conservatoire £17,000
MSc Data Networks + CCNP £14,900
MSc Enterprise Systems Management £14,900
MSc Accounting and Finance (6 month) £5,700
MSc Accounting and Finance (CIMA pathway) Dip only £8,200
ACCA full-time £3,600 - £5,400