About us 

Based in the heart of the UK’s biggest regional city, University College Birmingham is highly respected by employersSummer Row and industry for providing career-focused education and training.

UCB specialises in vocational courses in both the Higher Education and Further Education sectors with a growing portfolio of Apprenticeships.

Most of our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham, one of the world’s top ranked academic institutions, and our reputation for excellence means the University is a popular choice for international students, who join us from more than 60 countries.

We are committed to providing the best facilities for all our students and are investing £100 million on a comprehensive package of improvements that will secure our reputation for excellence.

Our CampusesMcIntyre House

University College Birmingham comprises three sites – Summer Row, McIntyre House and Richmond House – all within a short walking distance, in the heart of the city centre. Each site has its own distinct character, student services and specialist teaching facilities.

Why Choose Us?

Your choice of college or university will play an important part in shaping your career and fulfilling your ambitions.

It’s crucial you pick a place that feels right for you – and where you will be happy. It needs to be a university that will help you achieve your goals; a place you can trust.

So why choose University College Birmingham? Where shall we begin…?

The first thing you need to know is that UCB is a compact, specialist institution in the heart of England’s biggest regional city. Birmingham has the buzz of a major city without the inflated London price tag.

The University is big on vocational courses – the majority of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham – and big on linking academic theory to modern workplace skills. It’s also big on you. Our size and teaching philosophy means the focus is on each individual student. At University College Birmingham, you will never be a face in the crowd.

We offer a unique learning environment with enrolment on college courses and apprenticeships (for post-16 school-leavers), on specialist university degrees (BA and BSc) and postgraduate courses (MA and MSc).

The best way to find out about us is to browse through the course sections and information on this website. Better still, we would love to see you at one of our open days, where you will be made to feel very welcome. Please take a look at our facilities and accommodation, chat to our students and see for yourself why UCB is such a special place to study.

Awarding of Degrees

Degree courses accredited by the University of Birmingham: Accreditation logos

The University of Birmingham accredits and validates a number of degree courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. This means that whilst all those courses are delivered by University College Birmingham, graduates receive their awards from the University of Birmingham.

Degree Courses accredited by University College Birmingham:

In 2007 UCB were granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Quality Assurance Agency. The Privy Council of the UK Government gave our institution the powers to award our own Foundation, Bachelors and Masters Degrees. Taught Degree Awarding Powers makes it possible for University College Birmingham to award degrees in subjects outside of the University of Birmingham’s expertise.

Our Industry Links

University College Birmingham values its strong links with industry, enabling us to support our students’ future progression. We have excellent relationships with local, national and international businesses and practitioners, ensuring students have the professional skills and attributes to build a successful career.