University College Birmingham


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About us

There really is something for everyone at University College Birmingham.

Named University of the Year and winner of Best Student Support at the 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards – the only UK awards voted for by students – we specialise in a wide range of vocational undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering areas such as nursing, computing, finance and accounting, sport, education, tourism, hospitality and creative services. We have also recently expanded our portfolio into STEM subjects such as sustainable engineering and construction.

Supported by a £160 million investment in new campuses, equipment and resources, our facilities are nothing short of world class. Many of our courses are also accredited by the University of Warwick, ranked 9th in the UK in The Guardian 2024 league table.

We are located in the heart of the country and the heart of Birmingham, surrounded by booming businesses, gorgeous green spaces and vibrant nightlife. 

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Five reasons to choose University College Birmingham

Birmingham is a place of culture. We pride ourselves on welcoming all students, and ensuring we provide you with the correct tools to succeed.

What makes us different

If you’re looking for a course taught in smaller teaching cohorts allowing for more personalised tuition, University College Birmingham is a great choice for you. A welcoming university with strong industry links, we are recognised by government and employer bodies as a centre of vocational excellence. We pride ourselves in our ability to adapt and respond to the needs of our students and stakeholders in developing an inspiring, innovative and future-focused learning programme. 

The highest-ranking university in the region according to student choice (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023), University College Birmingham is situated in the centre of Birmingham, just a few minutes' walk from New Street and Snow Hill train stations. This means that we are easily accessible - you can easily commute if you choose to live at home or you can get a guaranteed place in our accommodation. 

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The teaching was fantastic, and the courses were highly engaging and fun while developing my knowledge. I learned many skills during my studies which shaped me to be the person I am now.”

James Whiting - tourism business management student
Co-founder of the multi-million-pound Skinny Food Co.
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University College Birmingham

Summer Row, Birmingham, B3 1JB

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Summer Row, Birmingham, B3 1JB