Why study at BCU?

When you study at Birmingham City University you will be joining a body of around 24,000 students from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.

Studying at the University you will learn from first-rate teaching staff, have the pick of a vast selection of courses and get to live within a vibrant, multicultural environment that’s just a few miles away from the exciting city centre of Birmingham.

Watch our series of five short films to gain a real insight into the student experience at Birmingham City University, from application to graduation and everything in between.

This is BCU’ will entertain and inform, giving prospective students a wealth of useful tips and advice on everything from applying to university, to financing your degree, and how to make the most of your University years.

Life In Birmingham

Living in Birmingham offers you the chance to live in an exciting, diverse city with world-class restaurants, entertainment and shops.

Birmingham is home to more than one million people from a range of different cultures and ethnic groups, including the UK’s largest student population outside London.

Its friendly population is what makes Birmingham the dynamic, multicultural city that is – and also one of the largest cities in Europe offering a heady mix of galleries, music, restaurants and bars.

International fees

Your tuition fees (per year) cover normal tuition, examination costs and membership of the Students’ Union. Fees for non-EU students are higher because the University does not receive any external support funding from the British Government.

For academic year 2017/18, the international fees will be:

Courses Fees (Per Year)
Foundation courses (FCEAP) £8,900
All undergraduate and postgraduate £12,000
Undergraduate – Birmingham School of Acting – Acting BA (Hons) £15,500
Undergraduate – Birmingham School of Acting – other courses £15,500
Undergraduate – Birmingham Conservatoire £15,500
Placement fee £3,760
MA framework (Band A) £12,000
MA framework including MBA (Band B) £14,500
Postgraduate – Birmingham School of Acting £15,500
Postgraduate – Birmingham Conservatoire – MMus (Intensive) / Professional Performance Adv PgDip £17,500
Postgraduate – Birmingham Conservatoire – all other PG courses £15,500
MSc Enterprise Systems Management £13,200
MSc Accounting and Finance (6 month option) £4,000
MSc Accounting and Finance (CIMA pathway) Dip only £8,500
ACCA full-time £3,800 – £5,700

Tuition fees are paid by equal instalments at the beginning of each semester. Fees must be paid in Pounds Sterling. If you pay your tuition fees in full during enrolment at the start of your course, you will be entitled to £300 discount.