University profile

University of Birmingham

2021/22 edition

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About University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is a truly vibrant, global community of staff, students and researchers. As a founding Russell Group member and consistent top 100 university, Birmingham is recognised internationally for excellence in teaching and research and provides the best possible teaching, research facilities and support services to ensure postgraduates reach the peak of their potential.

With over 600 taught programmes and a wealth of research opportunities to choose from, Birmingham has one of the most extensive postgraduate course portfolios in the UK enabling you to work and study alongside world-leading academics in a diverse, multicultural community of over 14,000 students from 150 countries.

Future career prospects:

A Birmingham degree will help you grow and develop, boost your professional prospects or even change direction in your career. Your degree will help you to stand out in the competitive global job market. As the most targeted UK university by top employers (High Fliers: The Graduate Market in 2021), the University’s Careers Network knows the skills and development required to make you a highly desirable graduate for employers locally, nationally and internationally.

Funding and Scholarships

Our Birmingham Masters Scholarship is a £1,500 award to support the brightest and best applicants wishing to undertake Masters study at Birmingham during 2021-22.

We have over 300 awards available. Find our more by visiting our Birmingham Masters Scholarship Scheme webpage.

We have many other types of funding and scholarships available. Our bespoke postgraduate funding database is where the majority of our funding options are listed each year. To find funding options that you may be eligible for, search our funding database.


Located in Edgbaston, our campus is a green and beautiful place to study. The surrounding areas are popular with postgraduate students to live within walking distance of our campus. The city centre is easily accessible by train, from our very own train station, ‘University’.


Postgraduate students are able to live in university-owned accommodation. Many choose to live in shared housing, in popular areas such as Harborne and Selly Oak. To find out more about our accommodation options, visit our accommodation website.


Birmingham is more than just lecture theatres and libraries. It is also a centre of culture for the region. From museums to our blue plaque trail, our campus is brimming with things to discover during your time with us.

The Guild is home to over 300 student groups and societies, so whatever your interest, there is something for everyone to be involved in. You also have a dedicated Postgraduate Officer within the Guild to make sure your voice is heard on campus. Find out more about the guild.

Postgraduate Open Day

Our Postgraduate Open Day is the perfect opportunity for you to ask any questions about postgraduate study at Birmingham.

The open day gives you the opportunity to talk to our experts and find out more about the wide portfolio of taught and research opportunities available to you at the University. Our postgraduate open days take place in November and March each year. Find out more about what you can expect from our open days and book your place on our open day website.

Online events

We host regular online events on topics such as funding your degree, student life and support and subject-specific events so that you can ask any questions about your chosen course before, during or after you apply. Browse our online events and find one to suit your needs.

Find a course and apply

You can apply online through course finder, which allows you to complete the application process at your own pace. Search all of courses though online course finder and apply directly through the course page

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
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