Birmingham City University

Address : Birmingham, United Kingdom , UK

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Birmingham City University  is a university in Birmingham, England. Initially established as the Birmingham College of Art with roots dating back to 1843, it was designated as a polytechnic in 1971 and gained university status in 1992. The university has two main campuses serving four faculties, and offers courses in art and design, business, the built environment, computing, education, engineering, English, healthcare, law, the performing arts, social sciences, and technology. It is the second largest of five universities in the city, the other four being the University of Birmingham (which is the largest), Aston University, University College Birmingham and Newman University. The university runs access and foundation programmes through an international network of associated universities and further education colleges, and has the highest intake of foreign students in the Birmingham area.

  • City Centre Campus, located is the home of Birmingham School of Acting and the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment inside Millennium Point. The Parkside Building, adjacent to Millennium Point and connected to it via a bridge, opened its doors in 2013, housing Birmingham School of Media and design courses from the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media. The Curzon Building houses the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences and the School of English, as well as the library, Students' Union and other support services. Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, moved to the City Centre Campus in 2017.
  • City South Campus is based in Edgbaston. The main hub is the Mary Seacole Building on Westbourne Road, home to the university's health, education and life sciences courses, and a moderate amount of student accommodation.
  • Vittoria Street in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, home to Birmingham School of Jewellery.
  • Margaret Street, home of the School of Fine Art, formerly home of the Birmingham School of Art.
  • Bournville, home to Birmingham School of Acting.

Business - BA (Hons): The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop specialist business expertise while helping them learn key transferable skills, all of which will help them stand out when it comes to securing employment
  • Students will be able to develop a wide range of cognitive and intellectual skills, together with competencies specific to business and enterprise.
  • Students will gain an insight into a digital business, explore how technology has remodeled the business world, and reflect on accompanying issues around social responsibility and ethical behavior.
  • Students learning will embrace the development and operation of business markets, the management of key resources including human capital, financial management, strategic management and cultural awareness, since we believe business can’t be studied in isolation.
Computer Science - BSc (Hons):
  • The course will develop skills in producing computer systems solutions and students will gain a sound mathematical and scientific understanding alongside developing the professional attitude needed in the industry
  • Students will study the fundamental concepts of computer science in the first year, including computer programming, data structures and algorithms, information systems, computer networks, and computer architecture
  • In your second year, students will consolidate their learning by studying advanced subjects that emphasize software engineering skills 
  • During the course, students will have the opportunity to take a sandwich placement year between the second and third year.
Computing and Information Technology - BSc (Hons): The course is designed for students who want to combine a highly rigorous academic qualification with real-life practical work experiences, enabling them to put their learning into innovative practice
  • The degree will equip students with the technical and managerial skills students will need to embark on a successful IT career
  • Students will use first-class, industry-standard equipment, and labs, and have the chance to put their academic learning into practice on a placement year - all of which will prepare students for an information technology career with a range of companies
  • Students will also develop the strategic mindset to address global challenges; the kind that that businesses and communities face on a day-to-day basis to maintain their digital infrastructure.
Psychology - BSc (Hons): The program provides knowledge of core and specialized areas in psychology
  • Students will apply scientific reasoning and evaluate patterns of behavior, gaining key transferable skills in communication, teamwork and problem- solving
  • Students will develop knowledge and understanding of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Students will explore how the six core areas in Psychology can explain factors that influence the mind, brain, behaviour and experience, and of the complex interactions between these.
Finance and Investment - BSc (Hons): The programme is focused on a practical application of financial skills in the investing world, qualities that are in high demand in modern finance and investment management sectors
  • The program is designed to equip students with technical knowledge and skills in line with the Investment Management Certificate qualification from the Chartered Financial Analyst Society UK, as well as a range of employability attributes
  • The course will also encourage students development and commitment to becoming an investment professional
  • The course also has the option of a sandwich year, wherein students will get to go on year-long industry placement, giving them an invaluable real-world employment experience
  • During the second and final year of the program, there will be more flexible learning opportunities that will enable students to specialize in particular subject areas, as well as allowing them to tailor their program to a specific career path.
 Civil Engineering - BEng (Hons) / Meng:
  • The course is designed to meet the requirements of relevant professional bodies, will give students a career in civil engineering a head start
  • Students will be provided with knowledge of the scientific, technical, environmental, economic, and managerial aspects of civil engineering so that they will be able to apply themselves to both the design and management of civil engineering projects
  • Students will also develop the key transferable skills that modern employers require, such as problem-solving, project planning, presentation, and communication
  •  The course will prepare students to design and construct anything from buildings and bridges to dams, power stations, and motorways.
Mechanical Engineering - BEng (Hons) / Meng: The program aims to produce a skilled engineer capable of undertaking mechanical engineering tasks within and across organizations
  • The course will encourage students creative thinking and develop their engineering leadership skills
  • Students will engage in independent study and systematic inquiry at an advanced level and take responsibility for the conclusions drawn from it
  • Students will also explore the wider context of engineering, as well as the application of advanced engineering principles to solve problems through research and development.
Fine Art - BA (Hons):
  • The course gives students the support of professionals to choose their own creative journey and flourish as an artist, curator, teacher or working in other creative fields
  • The course encourages students to experiment in or across painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, installation, film and video
  • Students will curate exhibitions, have the opportunity to take part in work placements and exchanges, and go on national and international study visits
  •  The first year introduces students to practice and context, workshop methods through projects, seminars and field visit
  • The second year is about further exploration and development, testing outideas and taking risks.
International MBA :
  • The International Masters in Business Administration (IMBA) has been designed with this in mind, as it explores in detail the nature and implications of the changes in the business environment
  • The course provides students with the skills and mindset that will allow them to operate effectively within such an unstable and unpredictable environment
  • The course is designed to meet the needs of contemporary international businesses and blends academic excellence and professional skills, equipping students with marketable skills to operate and excel at a strategic level across different sectors and in different countries
  • The course has a strong emphasis on employability and enhancing employability skills and will help students develop general communication and interpersonal skills
  •  The course has been designed to provide graduates with expertise in strategy, marketing, leadership, finance, global human resource management, international business, entrepreneurship, operations and project management, and research skills.
Big Data Analytics – MSc:
  • The MSc Big Data Analytics course will provide students with an insight into areas of data mining, big data management, and advanced statistics
  • Students will develop in-depth practical skills through using tools and techniques from the forefront of the emerging field of data analytics
  •  The course will equip students with the necessary skills to exploit big data tools and methods in order to drive innovation and growth in modern global organizations and society
  • The learning activities on this degree are designed to encourage and facilitate students' ability to gain employment and sustain a professional career in data analytics - by building their confidence and skills through hands-on experience and structured feedback.
Master of Public Health – MPH :
  • This course aims to enable students to become a leader and change agents, developing the knowledge and skills needed to work within this new multi- disciplinary public health landscape
  • Students will advance their public health knowledge, skills, and approach to teamwork, multi-agency collaboration, and community partnerships throughout the modules on this course and critically evaluate strategies to improve public health outcomes
  • Students will be taught by highly experienced tutors who come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including, research and policy, health psychology, epidemiology, sociology of health, health policy, health economics, and leadership.
Management and International Business – MSc:
  • The course teaches students the fundamental skills and attributes they need to become a successful international manager
  • Students will become adept at strategic and tactical business decisions, understanding international cultural differences, and managing and motivating staff in businesses on an international scale
  • Students will experience working in internationally diverse student team- based projects collaborating to deliver effective and professional reports and presentations as part of module assessments reflecting the professional practice of international management
  • During the second stage of the course students will begin to explore the complexity of international operations management integrated with corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and the role of innovation
  • The final core Major Project module is tailored to students career aspirations. The module provides three project options: A work-based study route enabling you to relate the project to a current employer;
    A ‘consultancy project’ option where you find a client who has an international business problem that you feel you can solve; A traditional dissertation involving an in-depth exploration of both the theory and practice of international business using primary research.
Project Management – MSc:
  • The program offers a route towards membership from APM (Association of Project Management) and PMI (Project Management Institute)
  • It includes creative thinking, and the development of leadership and management skills through teamwork, discussion, and peer review
  • Students will learn the skills need to succeed within the industry, as well as valuable transferrable attributes
  • Students will also develop new skills to an advanced level, becoming a highly- skilled manager capable of administering major projects within and across different organizations.
MSc in Construction Project Management:
  • The Construction Project Management MSc prepares students for complex construction projects in a constantly changing globalized industry. Such an industry calls for skilled professionals who can deal with the challenges ahead
  • The MSc Construction Project Management course will enable graduates with degrees in surveying, construction, architecture, civil engineering and real estate to enter the construction management profession
  • The course gives students a broad knowledge of the challenges of changing the construction industry. Students will cover law and contract, sustainability, business management, project management, and innovation.
Advanced Computer Science – MSc:
  • The course is designed to cover a number of advanced computing topics in computer science, namely, ontological engineering, service-oriented design, database design, data engineering, and mobile-application development
  • Students will receive a solid grounding in research methods and project management before undertaking an individual project that provides an opportunity to demonstrate technical and general employability skills in preparation for career progression
  • Students will be supported by our expert teaching staff, all of whom have a wide range of research and industrial experience in areas such as intelligent systems, mobile computing, Semantic Web, machine learning and software engineering, which they use to enhance the curriculum.
Cyber Security – MSc:
  • This MSc Cyber Security course provides a broad foundation for Cyber Security concepts while delivering advanced knowledge and skills in key technical areas
  • The course is designed to meet the growing demand from global business and industry for robust cyber security systems
  • The course underpins the principles and practical professional skills they will need to meet the future challenges faced by organizations, particularly when it comes to strategic security planning
  • This course provides future Cyber Security professionals with the knowledge and skills needed by the employers
  • Students will develop state of the art technical knowledge, intellectual know- how, management capabilities and hands-on practical skills to succeed in meeting the Cyber Security challenges faced by modern organisations.
Management and Marketing – MSc:
  • The course teaches students the fundamental skills and attributes students need to become a successful manager and marketer
  • Students will learn how to negotiate the challenges and issues that international businesses face, as well as having the option to learn how to become adept at marketing
  • Students will experience working in internationally diverse, team-based projects, collaborating to deliver professional reports and presentations as part of module assessments and these assessments will reflect the professional practice of international management
  • Students will also learn about the fundamental principles of business within a global context, principles that cover finance, operations, marketing, and people management.
MSc. in Accounting and Finance:
  • The course is highly flexible, allows to customise the degree to align more closely with a particular professional body or specialise in particular areas of accounting or finance.
  • The flexible course explores a range of business disciplines, offers real world examples and case studies and is recognised by the major global professional bodies enabling fast track progression to internationally recognised professional accounting qualifications upon completion
  • Taught by professionally qualified academics with a wealth of industrial and professional experience, this CIMA accredited Master's course focuses on the practical application of accountancy in the real world and theoretical aspects of related research with a clear objective of preparing studenta for a career in accountancy, finance or management.
Automotive Engineering – MSc:
  • MSc Automotive Engineering course will teach students the skills they need to become a highly skilled engineer, capable of undertaking related tasks within and across different organizations
  • It will encourage creative thinking and the development of engineering leadership skills, as well as teaching students how to solve problems through research
  • Students will engage in independent study, advancing their understanding and developing new skills
  • The graduates have gone on to complete further academic research/study, commercial research and development, powertrain development engineering in the automotive industry, and design and performance engineering.

Mechanical Engineering – MSc:
  • The course aims to produce skilled engineers capable of undertaking mechanical engineering tasks within and across organizations utilizing the latest tools and technologies
  • Students will engage in independent study and systematic inquiry at an advanced level and take responsibility for the conclusions drawn from it
  • The course will encourage creative thinking and the development of engineering leadership skills
  • There will be opportunity to integrate and differentiate a variety of traditions and bodies of knowledge and to continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills at an advanced level through research led modules.

Data Networks and Security – MSc:
  • The MSc Data Networks and Security programme intends to develop students competence in using tools and techniques for configuring data networking systems, securing data networking systems and managing data networking systems in a production environment
  • The course is designed to cover a number of advanced topics in data network engineering, namely, network management, network security, software- defined networks, and information security
  • Throughout students studies, students will be supported by expert teaching staff, all of whom have a wide range of research and industrial experience in areas such as intelligent systems, mobile computing, Semantic Web, machine learning and software engineering, which they use to enhance the curriculum.
MSc in Management and Finance:
  • This Management and Finance course teaches the fundamental skills and attributes one need to become a successful international manager in the finance sector
  • Initially in the first stage, students will examine the key challenges faced by global businesses to fully appreciate the complexity and dynamics of leadership and management practice.
  • During the second stage of the course, students will explore international financial management, including international investment strategies, Capital Asset Pricing and the financial aspects of national and international merger and acquisitions.
Finance and Investment – MSc:
  • The MSc Finance & Investment degree at Birmingham City University will equip students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to start a graduate-level career and make a difference in the industry
  • As the investment professionals of the future, students will gain knowledge as well as the essential soft skills like adaptability and lifelong learning skills
  • The course curriculum is aligned with professional programs - the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA), the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA), and is well suited to preparing students to complete the relevant professional examinations
  • Students will be provided a solid grounding in finance theories, investment techniques and strategies as well as their real-life application.

Interior Architecture and Design – MA:
  • Through encouraging and promoting experiential learning, the MA Interior Architecture and Design course embraces the truth that designing is a creative adventure
  • The programme will enable you to form an understanding and appreciation of theoretical, practical and professional issues that are informing the evolution of contemporary interior architecture and design professional practice
  • The programme is dedicated to providing students with a dynamic range of quality postgraduate experiences and opportunities
  • The course will encourage a spirit of 'internationalisation', which will contribute to the establishment of a culturally rich, vibrant and diverse learning studio environment.

International Human Resource Management – MA:
  • The International Human Resource Management course is ideal for people who want to qualify professionally with the fully accredited CIPD Masters's course
  • Students will possess the professional knowledge and behaviors required to achieve Chartered Membership status with the CIPD, which is the most widely-recognised professional body in the field of HR
  • Students will be able to make a valuable contribution within the HR field of management in their current or future workplace, having acquired both the core knowledge and the necessary skills to deliver excellence professionally and with the ability to act in the role of strategic partner.

Fine Art – MA:
  • MA Fine Art Master’s course embraces art practice, in whatever form it takes (drawing, painting, sculpture, print, photography, installation, lens-based media, performance, participatory, interdisciplinary, and expanded practice) and in whichever circumstance it occurs
  • This expansive program offers students a specialist education in Fine Art with both core practice modules and optional modules, that change to reflect contemporary ways of practicing
  • The MA Fine Art program has a significant international reputation with alumni in over 20 countries worldwide, strong exhibition profiles, and working in a range of institutions and organizations
  • Students will have the opportunity to interact with students from other Master’s courses located at Birmingham School of Art and the wider Institute/Faculty.

Landscape Architecture – MA:
  • This course is designed for students who want a career in landscape architecture and want to shape the world in which we live
  • Students will have a belief and passion to use landscape architecture as a design tool to make new environments for work, play, and habitation
  • Each year the course is tested for its quality by the Landscape Institute and external examiners. External examiners have reviewed the course and rated it very highly
  • Students will receive great support from the teaching team; with plenty of 1:1 tutorial and low student/staff ratios ensuring that students get plenty of time to take their ideas to the next level.
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For UG: 65% in 12th
Ielts Requirement: 6.0 overall, 5.5 minimum
Gap Accepted- 2 years
Other English Test Accepted: PTE,TOEF-IBT.
For PG: Min. 50% in UG
Ielts Requirement: 6.5 overall, 6.0 minimum
Other English Test Accepted: PTE,TOEF-IBT.
For UG: £15,300 approx.
For PG: £20,500 approx
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