University of Birmingham


University of the Year for Graduate Employment in both The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015-16

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With over 6,500 international students from over 150 countries, the University of Birmingham has one of the largest and most vibrant international communities in the UK. Founded in 1900, Birmingham is a Russell Group institution and is consistently listed as a top 20 university in the UK league tables. Birmingham is ranked 84th in the QS World University Rankings 2018, cementing its position as a global top 100 university.

Schools/faculties and courses

Note 1: All postgraduate Masters courses are covered by the Aviva Scholarship, but the University of Birmingham reserves the right to exclude certain postgraduate courses at its discretion without notice.

Note 2: The Scholarship Programme is not opened to Chinese candidates for the 19/20 round of intake.

Facts about the university

11 alumni and staff recognised with Nobel Prizes

Only UK university with its own railway station on campus

First UK university to incorporate a Medical School and open a Faculty of Commerce

Home to the tallest freestanding clock tower in the world, said to be the inspiration for Orthanc in the Lord of the Rings novel

Hear from our students

I enjoy the campus environment the most. It is voted fifth prettiest campus in the UK. The red-brick buildings are so traditional. It feels so good when I walk in our historical campus every day. Birmingham city is very energetic. I love shopping and the restaurant near China Town is highly recommended for students who love Asian food or, just like me, simply miss the taste of home.

picture of Yuki Au, postgraduate student, Management: Operations Pathway Yuki Au, postgraduate student, Management: Operations Pathway
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