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University Type New universitity (1992 universitity) | Public University
Location UK >> England >> Birmingham
Student Number 24,850
Enrollment rates 16%
Male / Female Students Ratio 40:60
Students Satisfaction 3.99 / 5
International Students Number Undergraduate:735   Postgraduate:1025
Live in univeristy accommodation 14%
Good Degree 53.7
Living Costs 9207-12276 / Academic Year (9 months)

Established 1971
Address Perry Barr, BIRMINGHAM
Postcode B42 2SU
International Students Ratio 7%
Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 21.2
Entry Requirements 314
University Research 2.31 / 4
Degree Completion 82.8%
Motto Do what you are doing; attend to your business
Degree Completion 82.8%
Graduate Prospects 61.8%


Times UK Univesities Rankings
Year 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
UK Rankings 94 83 90 96 87 105
Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
UK Rankings 93 105 91 91 75
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
UK Rankings 87 81 77 71 66 63
Year 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
UK Rankings 78 87 90 91 87 89
QS World Univesities Rankings
Year 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
World Rankings 1001-1200 1001-1200 801-1000 801-1000 N/A N/A N/A
Year 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010
World Rankings N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Times Higher Education World Univesities Rankings
Year 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
World Rankings 501-600 501-600 601-800 801-1000 1001+ N/A N/A
Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
World Rankings N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


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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Birmingham City University
Birmingham City University

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Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University (abbrev. BCU) is a modern university in the city of Birmingham, England. Initially established as the Birmingham College of Art with roots dating back to 1843, it was designated as a polytechnic in 1971 and gained university status in 1992. The university has three main campuses serving four faculties, and offers courses in art and design, business, the built environment, computing, education, engineering, English, healthcare, law, the performing arts, social sciences, and technology. It is the second largest of five universities in the city. The university runs access and foundation programmes through an international network of associated universities and further education colleges, and has the highest intake of foreign students in the Birmingham area.

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Birmingham City University
Birmingham City University