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Birmingham City University Graduate Master’s Programmes

Birmingham City University

Why choose us?

At Birmingham City University, we’ve been educating professionals since 1843. Our commitment to high quality teaching, innovative practice and cutting edge research ensures that Birmingham City University is a great place to do a postgraduate degree.

  • We're investing £340 million in industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning.
  • Our strong links with industry ensure our courses are relevant and innovative. We work with leading brands such as Rolls-Royce, Cisco, Microsoft, Sony, Mitchell & Butler, Sky UK, The Royal Shakespeare Company and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
  • Almost 90% of our research was judged to have delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ external impact (REF 2014)
  • Benefit from accredited courses. Many of our courses are accredited by respected industry bodies.

Why Birmingham?

Join us at Birmingham City University and you will be right in the heart of a forward-looking and vibrant city with plenty of attractions close at hand.

  • Ranked in the top 10 happiest cities in the UK to live and work, ranking factors such as work-life balance and job satisfaction (CV-Library 2019).
  • Birmingham is on course to be one of the 50 most competitive cities in the world by 2025 (Economist Intelligence Unit/Citi).
  • Birmingham has the highest quality of life of any UK city outside of the capital. (Mercer Quality of Living Report 2018)
  • Birmingham has more green spaces than any other major regional UK city, with 15.58% of its total land classed as ‘green space’.
Birmingham City University Graduate Master’s Programmes

Postgraduate subjects

We offer over 120 postgraduate courses in subjects such as: Accounting and Finance, Acting and Theatre, Architecture and Design, Art and Design, Built Environment, Business and Management, Computing, Education and Teacher Training, Engineering, English, Fashion and Textiles, Health, Jewellery and Related Products, Law, Media and Multi-media Technology, Music, Social Sciences, Sport and Life Sciences and Visual Communication.

Come to an Open Event

There's no better way to find out more than to drop-in to one of our open events. Students and lecturers will be on hand to answer all of your questions and to show you around our facilities. We host subject-specific open events throughout the year. At the minute, our events are all virtual, but we hope to be able to welcome you back on to campus soon.

Benefits of postgraduate study

It’s becoming more beneficial to have a postgraduate degree than ever before. For instance:

  • Someone with a Master’s degree or PhD earns £8,000 more per year, or £320,000 over a 40-year working life, than someone with just a degree (Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2019, Department for Education).
  • By 2022, one in seven jobs could require postgraduate qualifications (UK Commission for Employment and Skills 2014)
  • Loans of £11,222 available for EU students under 60 studying Master’s degrees starting on or after 1 August 2020. These can be spent on fees or living costs and are not dependent on personal or family income.
  • There are an increasing number of occupations where employers require a postgraduate qualification, including some areas of law, engineering and teaching, professional psychology roles, international development and NGO’s, technical roles in the environment profession and quantitative roles in investment banking. (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services)


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