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University Type First wave of civic universitity (Red Brick University) | Public University
Location UK >> England >> Birmingham
Student Number 29,185
Enrollment rates 12%
Male / Female Students Ratio 45:55
Students Satisfaction 4.05 / 5
International Students Number Undergraduate:1700   Postgraduate:4590
Live in univeristy accommodation 18%
Good Degree 72.9
Living Costs 9135-12180 / Academic Year (9 months)

Established 1900
Address Edgbaston, BIRMINGHAM
Postcode B15 2TT
International Students Ratio 9%
Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 14.5
Entry Requirements 438
University Research 2.64 / 4
Degree Completion 94.3%
Motto Through efforts to high things
Degree Completion 94.3%
Graduate Prospects 80.3%


Times UK Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
UK Rankings 25 19 14 14 15
Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
UK Rankings 16 17 15 16 24
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
UK Rankings 26 22 22 25 26 33
Year 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
UK Rankings 23 20 15 14 17 13
Times Higher Education World Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
World Rankings 105 107 112 116 141 130
Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
World Rankings 119 148 153 158 148 145


Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough of the county of West Midlands, England, standing on the River Rea. It is the largest and most populous city in the United Kingdom, as well as the centre of the second largest urban area (after London). Perhaps the most important invention in British history, the industrial steam engine, was invented in Birmingham. Birmingham's modern-day economy is dominated by the service sector. The city is a major international commercial centre, ranked as a gamma+ world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network; and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub. People from Birmingham are called Brummies, a term derived from the city's nickname of "Brum", which itself originates from the city's old name, Brummagem.

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There are scholarships and grants for international students who wish to study in Britain. There is a lot of competition for a limited number of awards, but it is worthwhile applying for the ones relevant to you. You should begin your research early as some scholarships require you to apply at least a year before your degree starts.

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University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham

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University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen's College, Birmingham (founded in 1825 as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery) and Mason Science College (established in 1875 by Sir Josiah Mason), making it the first English civic or 'red brick' university to receive its own royal charter. It is a founding member of both the Russell Group of British research universities and the international network of research universities, Universitas 21. The University of Birmingham Guild of Students is the university's student union. The Union Building, the Guild's bricks and mortar presence, was designed by the architect Holland W. Hobbiss.

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University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham