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University College of Birmingham 

Based in the heart of the UK’s biggest regional city, University College Birmingham (UCB) is highly respected by employers 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.

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.

Our Industry Endorsements

The University’s commitment to vocational training, innovation and excellence is valued and respected by our industry partners. Here is a snapshot of the professional bodies and organisations who endorse our work and support our educational ethos:

The Chartered Institute of Marketing

The Chartered Institute of Marketing defines the marketing standards that operate in the UK and is the global champion of best marketing practice. All UCB’s marketing courses are accredited by the CIM which allows students the opportunity to study for various CIM professional qualifications, either during or at the end of their study.

Chartered Management Institute

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes the highest standards in management and leadership excellence and encompasses a community of more than 100,000 members. The prestigious

Chartered Manager (CMgr) status demonstrates managerial competence and functional ability and provides recognition of professional management capability. UCB’s Business Enterprise courses have been dual accredited by the CMI.

History of UCB

With more than 7,500 students enrolled on hugely diverse courses, the modern-day University College Birmingham is unrecognisable from the small Victorian classes to which its origins can be traced. 

Today, hospitality managers, aviation executives, dazzling hairdressers and makeup artists, educators, chefs, bakers, tourism industry experts and creative entrepreneurs learn skills for life at a university hailed for its vocational training, academic achievements and cultural diversity. 

Mission Statement

To promote and provide the opportunity for participation in the learning process by those with the ambition and commitment to succeed and to maintain a learning community that meets the diverse needs of our students, the economy and society at large.

University Corporation



Programs

Bachelor's degree
Business Delivery method Length Location
Business Enterprise BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Finance
Finance and Accounting MSc / PGDip On campus 3 years Birmingham
Marketing
Digital Marketing BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Marketing Management BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Health & Well-Being
Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) / FdSc On campus 3 years Birmingham
Beauty & Cosmetics
Aesthetic Practitioner BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Specialist Hair and Media Make-up BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Nutrition
Food and Nutrition BSc (Hons) / FdSc On campus 3 years Birmingham
Social Work
Youth, Community and Families BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Sports Science
Strength, Conditioning and Sports Nutrition BSc (Hons) / FdSc On campus 3 years Birmingham
Humanities & Culture
Sports Studies & Management
Sport and Fitness Studies BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Sports Management BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy FdA On campus 2 years Birmingham
Science
Food Science & Technology
Food Development and Innovation BSc (Hons) Top-up On campus 1 year Birmingham
Teaching & Education
Early Childhood Education
Childhood Education Studies BA (Hons) (Online) Online / Distance 3 years Birmingham
Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) On campus 3 years Birmingham
Tourism & Hospitality
Hospitality with Events Management BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
International Hospitality Business Management BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Culinary Arts
Bakery and Patisserie Technology BSc (Hons) / FdSc On campus 3 years Birmingham
Culinary Arts Management BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 4 years Birmingham
Professional Chef FdA On campus 2 years Birmingham
Event Management
Events Management (with placement) BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 4 years Birmingham
Tourism Management
Hospitality and Tourism Management BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
International Tourism Business Management BA (Hons) On campus 3 years Birmingham
International Tourism Management BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Transport & Logistics
Aviation
BA (Hons) Aviation and Airport Management On campus 3 years Birmingham
Master's degree
Art & Design
Performing Arts
Prosthetics for Film and Television MA On campus 18 months Birmingham
Business
Finance
Finance and Accounting MSc / PGDip On campus 1.5 years Birmingham
Management
Enterprise Management MSc / PGDip On campus 1.5 years Birmingham
Marketing
Marketing Management for Events, Hospitality and Tourism MA / PGDip On campus 1.5 years Birmingham
Health & Well-Being
Sports Science
Strength, Conditioning and Performance MSc On campus 18 months Birmingham
Teaching & Education
Education and Learning MA / PGDip On campus 1.5 years Birmingham
Tourism & Hospitality
International Hospitality Management MSc / PGDip On campus 1.5 years Birmingham
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts Management BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 1.5 years Birmingham
Event Management
Global Meetings and Events Management MSc / PGDip On campus 1.5 years Birmingham
Tourism Management
Hospitality with Tourism Management MSc / PGDip On campus 3 years Birmingham
International Tourism Management MSc / PGDip On campus 1.5 years Birmingham
Transport & Logistics
Aviation
MSc Aviation Management On campus 1.5 years Birmingham
Summer / Short course
Languages
English
Summer Pre-Sessional English Course - Online Online / Distance 10 weeks Birmingham

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Events

Postgraduate open day

Come and see for yourself

Our open days are designed to give you as much information as possible about University College Birmingham, the course you are interested in studying and our superb facilities. They are a great opportunity to get an insight into our unique atmosphere. 

To register for the event, please visit our website.

Event dates:

Date:   7/22/2020    Time:   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

Undergraduate open day

Discover University College Birmingham

Our open days are designed to give you as much information as possible about the University and the course you want to study. They are also a great opportunity to get an insight into our unique atmosphere. 

To register for the event, please visit our website.

Event dates:

Date:   10/3/2020    Time:   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM  

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Why study at University College Birmingham

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.

Awards & Accreditations

Awarding of Degrees and our Partnership with The University of Birmingham

Degree courses accredited by the University of Birmingham:

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. 

Most of our 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.

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).

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.

Campuses

UCB Campuses

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.

Moss House – Opening 2019

This year, building started on our new Moss House campus in the Jewellery Quarter, the next phase of a £100 million capital expansion. 

Opening in 2019/20, the £42 million, four-storey higher education site at the junction of George Street and Holland Street will incorporate a host of show-stopping features, as well as outstanding teaching facilities designed to enable students to excel in their chosen field.

Our Schools

University College Birmingham comprises four schools, which are responsible for delivering courses to students at all levels of study.

They are: 

  • College of Food
  • The Business School
  • School of Education, Health and Community
  • School of Sport and Creative Services

Reviews

Average rating 5

Based on 85 reviews

Sven
(5)
I was initially going to go to university in Denmark, but UCB caught my eye because of the content of its Business Enterprise course and the opportunity to do a placement. My current year-long placement for BMW is focused on working on supply chain and logistics projects. UCB provided me with a huge level of support when I was seeking out work p...
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Megan
(5)
I looked at a number of different universities for this course but the moment I stepped into UCB’s bakeries I felt like I belonged. My favourite part of the degree so far has been the Artisan Bread module. Before I started university I really felt as though that kind of baking was a weakness of mine, so I wasn’t looking forward to it at all. But...
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Lucy
(5)
Before I started my studies at University College Birmingham, I was unsure what I wanted to achieve from my degree. As the years went on, my education and experiences developed and I started to appreciate how many pathways my degree could open, whether it would be directly into industry or into more education. Towards the end of my second yea...
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Contact

University College Birmingham

UCB; Summer Row
B3 1JB Birmingham
United Kingdom

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www.ucb.ac.uk


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