Birmingham City University

15 Bartholomew Row

  • Location: City

Student life

Studying at Birmingham City University places you right in the heart of a forward-looking and vibrant city full of world-class restaurants, entertainment, and shops. Birmingham is the youngest major city in Europe, with under-20s accounting for 28% of its population (ONS 2020).

With world-class art, unique drama, musical flair, diverse dance and performing arts, Birmingham is a great place to soak up culture. Our street food festivals are award-winning and four of our restaurants are Michelin starred – the most out of any UK city outside of London.

Birmingham is a shoppers’ paradise. The famous Bullring is packed with modern, glossy, big brand shops, and for Sports fans, there are three leading football clubs, a world-famous cricket ground, and Commonwealth Games sporting venues to enjoy.

Whether you’re moving to Birmingham or you’re a Brummie at heart, there’s so much student life here to explore.

What's it like to live in West Midlands?
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The West Midlands is made up of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire. Its main cities are Birmingham, Coventry, and Wolverhampton.

It’s the most diverse part of the country behind London, with a proud multicultural history, from the birth of Two-Tone music in Coventry – a combination of Caribbean ska and English punk – to the Balti curry, courtesy of Birmingham’s Pakistani community.

Once the heart of heavy industry and manufacturing, and the inspiration for Peaky Blinders, Birmingham is one of the youngest cities in Europe, with over 40% under 25 years old.

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What's it like to live in Birmingham?
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The UK's second largest city, cosmopolitan Birmingham offers diversity and one of the youngest populations in Europe.

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Campus and facilities

Birmingham City University comprises two main campuses, with additional sites located throughout the city. We've invested £340 million across our buildings and facilities to give you the best possible learning environment. Whether it's our state-of-the-art Parkside Building, which includes the largest concentration of TV studios between London and Salford, or the simulated operating theatre and hospital wards at our City South Campus, we're making sure you have the best possible space to learn.

Elsewhere, the School of Art is packed with specialist arts facilities and exhibition spaces, right in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter. In the city’s Jewellery Quarter, you’ll find the internationally renowned School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, with unrivalled facilities and expertise to develop your career.

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Course locations

BMet (Matt Boulton)

Matthew Boulton College, Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7PS

Curzon Building Campus

Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Westbourne Road, Birmingham, B15 3TN

Parkside Building Campus

Parkside Building, Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

Vittoria Street

82-86 Vittoria Street, Birmingham, B1 3PA

Birmingham School of Art, Margaret Street

Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX

Main Site

University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, B5 5JU

School of Acting, Bournville

Ruskin Hall, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1JX

School of Jewellery

Vittoria Street, Birmingham, B1 3PA

Millennium Point Campus

1 Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

University House / City South Campus

15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, B5 5JU

University House

15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, B5 5JU

City Centre Campuses

1 Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Margaret Street

Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX

National Institute of Conductive Ed

Cannon Hill House, 14 Russell Road, Birmingham, B13 8RD

South and City College Birmingham

High Street, Deritend, Deritend, Birmingham, B5 5SU

BMET (James Watt)

James Watt Campus, Aldridge Road, Birmingham, B44 8NE

Aston Villa Foundation

Aston Villa Foundation, Villa Park, Birmingham, B6 6HE