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University College of Birmingham 

Based in the heart of the UK’s second-biggest city, University College Birmingham is a specialist university which is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. Most of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham, one of the world’s top-ranked academic institutions.  

An expanding campus with outstanding facilities to develop your industry skills, unrivalled placement opportunities and award-winning teaching staff.  UCB is a small but culturally diverse university with around 5500 students of whom about 25% are international.  

Affordable international tuition fees.  A welcoming university, we have a range of support for our international students including English and academic support in addition to support with careers and employability.   

A range of exciting, vocational degree courses designed to get students careers off to a flying start including; Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Tourism and Aviation, Business or Finance and Accounting.  We offer both September and January course start dates at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as pre-sessional English or intensive English language courses. Our own UCB accommodation in walking distance of the campus.



Programs

Bachelor's degree
Business Delivery method Length Location
Business Enterprise BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Finance
Finance and Accounting BSc / FdSc On campus 3 years Birmingham
Management
Business Management BA (Hons) / FdA On campus Birmingham
Marketing
Digital Marketing BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Marketing Management BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Computer Science & IT
Computer Science BSc (Hons) / FdSc On campus 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
Nursing
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) degree On campus 3 years Birmingham
Nutrition
Food and Nutrition BSc (Hons) / FdSc On campus 3 years Birmingham
Physiotherapy
Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) / FdSc 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, Coaching and Fitness BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Sports Management BA (Hons) / FdA On campus 3 years Birmingham
Science
Food Science & Technology
Food Science and Culinary Innovation BSc (Hons) / FdSc On campus 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 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 18 months Birmingham
Management
Enterprise Management MSc / PGDip On campus 18 months Birmingham
Marketing
Marketing Management for Events, Hospitality and Tourism MA / PGDip On campus 18 months Birmingham
Health & Well-Being
Sports Science
Strength, Conditioning and Performance MSc On campus 18 months Birmingham
Science
Food Science & Technology
Gastronomy and Food Sustainability MSc / PGDip On campus Birmingham
Tourism & Hospitality
International Hospitality Management MSc / PGDip On campus 18 months Birmingham
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts Management MA (Hons) / PGDip On campus 18 months Birmingham
Event Management
Global Meetings and Events Management MSc / PGDip On campus 18 months Birmingham
Tourism Management
Hospitality with Tourism Management MSc / PGDip On campus 3 years Birmingham
International Tourism Management MSc / PGDip On campus 18 months Birmingham
Transport & Logistics
Aviation
MSc Aviation Management On campus 18 months Birmingham
Diploma / certificate
Business
Business Administration
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Business) On campus 1 year Birmingham

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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.

University College Birmingham is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad

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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

Our Campuses

The practical facilities across our campuses – all developed with real industry in mind – are fast-growing, while we have also invested £6.1 million into fresh-thinking learning support spaces, giving you the very best environment to expand your mind. 

Sustainable and easy to navigate, each campus has its own distinct character and has been designed specifically to enhance the student experience.

We are also right in the centre of the city’s business and hotel district, opening up no end of placement and work opportunities for our students.

UCB Campuses

  • Moss House
  • Summer Row
  • McIntyre House
  • Richmond House
  • The Link
  • Camden House

Our Schools

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

They are the School of Business, Tourism and Creative IndustriesandSchool of Health, Sport and Food. Each school consists of different departments that are listed below.

  • School of Business, Tourism and Creative Industries
    • Business, Marketing and Finance
    • Hospitality and Tourism
    • Creative Services
  • School of Health, Sport and Food
    • Sport and Nutrition
    • Education
    • Social Care
    • Health
    • Birmingham College of Food

Reviews

Average rating 5

Based on 85 reviews.

Sven
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
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
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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University College Birmingham

UCB; Summer Row
B3 1JB Birmingham
United Kingdom

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