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About us

University College Birmingham is based in Birmingham, the biggest city in the UK outside London, making it a popular destination for students from India.

The city has one of the youngest age profiles in Europe and is part of the West Midlands region, which is home to more than 1.3 million people under the age of 25. The quality of life in Birmingham has been ranked higher than Los Angeles, Osaka, Shanghai and Dubai.

Our degree courses at University College Birmingham are valued by employers because they focus on the knowledge and skills graduates need to succeed in a broad range of careers. Academic studies are always linked to the real world.

The majority of our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Warwick, one of the best universities not only in the UK but throughout the world, according to official rankings. This endorsement underlines the excellent standard of teaching at University College Birmingham, and our reputation attracts students from more than 60 countries around the world including India. In fact, India is one of the most frequently recorded countries of birth outside of the UK in Birmingham, which is a truly international destination.

Our university courses range from aviation, business and food to tourism, hospitality and marketing. Our postgraduate degrees have a strong management focus to aid career progression.

Degree accreditations

Many of our undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses are accredited by the University of Warwick. Our courses are particularly valued by employers because they emphasise practical workplace skills and feature real-life scenarios, industry placements and work experience opportunities.

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A brief history

University College Birmingham's history dates back to the 1800s. However, it was in 2007 that the Privy Council granted taught degree awarding powers. Full university status followed in December 2012 as part of moves to diversify the university sector and improve student choice. 

University College Birmingham has undergone a remarkable transformation and values its culturally diverse, outward-facing global perspective. It is a truly international university that delivers specialist courses to more than 1,000 overseas students from 60 countries as diverse as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The University has also amassed an impressive array of accolades and awards over the years.

Since 2014, we have invested £130 million in our campuses and facilities, including the construction of McIntyre House and Moss House. These ambitious projects represent a bold statement of intent beyond the dreams of Birmingham’s early educational pioneers.

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