Birmingham voted 7th best place in the UK to study
Learning at the heart of one of the UK's most dynamic cities
Birmingham is a buzzing city and rapidly growing business centre located less than an hour-and-a-half from London, with excellent connections throughout the country and major rail and bus stations located just minutes from our campus buildings.
With the youngest population of any city in Europe, Birmingham is a dynamic place to live with no shortage of nightlife, cultural attractions and entertainment, restaurants, bars and coffee shops right on your doorstep.
Birmingham voted 7th best place to study in the UK
*QS Best Student Cities 2022
Birmingham: The best of both worlds
Do you love the bright lights and bustle? Then you'll fit right in here. Birmingham is England's second city and boasts hundreds of restaurants, clubs and bars, famous festivals and major entertainment venues hosting some of the biggest shows and stars in the world.
But if you prefer the quiet life, you can escape into Birmingham's 8,000 acres of parks and open spaces. You can also explore the 100+ miles of canals around the city – reputedly even more than Venice – while great transport links throughout the UK enable you to easily get out into the green countryside and beyond.
A fantastic food scene
Over the last 10 years, Birmingham has established a reputation as a great gastronomic destination. The city is the home of the famous Balti Triangle, featuring 43 balti restaurants including both award-winning and family-run establishments.
However, it's not just the tastes of home that you can enjoy. Birmingham is also home to numerous independent street food vendors, as well as five Michelin-starred restaurants. There is also the Bullring Indoor Market to explore, selling fresh fish, meat and exotic fruits and vegetables. Something for everyone!
Top travel connections
We’re not just located at the heart of the city – we're also at the heart of the UK.
No matter where you want to go around the country, Birmingham has excellent transport links. University College Birmingham is just a few minutes' walk from all the city's major rail terminals, while the West Midlands Metro provides a quick and easy way to get around Birmingham and elsewhere around the region.
The city is also surrounded by key motorways, while Birmingham Airport serves an array of domestic and international destinations, meaning you're always close to getting away.
Excellent entertainment, heaps of history
Birmingham regularly attracts some of the biggest names in the world of entertainment, with leading venues such as Arena Birmingham and Resorts World Arena. The city also has a multitude of museums, art galleries and theatres, giving you plenty to explore any day of the week.
Life in the UK
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University College Birmingham's halls of accommodation are located in the heart of Birmingham, close to our campus buildings and the buzzing city centre.Read more
Supported by £140 million of investment into our campuses, equipment and resources, University College Birmingham boasts an array of world-class facilities.Read more