Birmingham City UniversityFees Currently £9,250 per year for full-time home students; £1,542 per 20 credit module for part-time students; £12,800 to £25,000 per year for international students.
Scholarships and Bursaries The Meet or Beat Scholarship offers a £1,000 payment to local students who achieve results that meet or exceed (meet or beat) the published entry requirements. This payment is made up of £850 cash and £150 credit to spend in an online store.
All new domestic and EU undergraduate students from 2021/22 will receive a £150 credit to spend on books and learning materials.
The Birmingham City University Santander Extended Participation Scholarship aims to support students from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented within higher education. Eight students will receive a one-time scholarship of £1,000 each.
Accommodation Currently, self-catering accommodation costs between £119 and £155 per week for a self-contained single room. All accommodations are private. All first-years are guaranteed to house if they live more than 10 miles from their place of study in UK and apply by the deadline.
Reasons to Choose Birmingham
1. Have a Birmingham Balti
The city has a diverse culinary scene, including Indian cuisine from the Balti Triangle. Birmingham is believed to be the birthplace of balti, a type of curry served in a large wok-like metal bowl. The city’s Balti Triangle consists of a large cluster of balti houses (restaurants) on Ladypool Road, Stoney Lane and Stratford Road to the south of the city. Check out our Top 10 Best Curry Houses in Birmingham for some tips on where to go.
2. Visit the New Library of Birmingham
84,000 people visited the new £188million library in its first week after it was opened on September 3 by Malala Yousafzai, the teenager treated in the city after she was shot dead by the Taliban. Why not come and visit the elegant new building? You’ll probably need to visit regularly while studying, but there’s plenty to offer in the building outside of its million-book collection.
3. Check Out the Galleries and Museums
Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery in Brindleyplace is free and has two floors of exhibits. At 1 p.m. every Friday, a free visit highlights the works of one of the exhibitions. There is also a cafe and shop on this site.
There’s also the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) in Chamberlain Square, which is also free (although some exhibitions and events may have entrance fees). Among the exhibits is the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, which is on display until 31 December 2014.
BMAG’s Art Gallery is famous for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings, and you can also view artwork and artifacts spanning seven centuries of European and global history and culture, including the Greeks, Romans and Ancient Egypt. Birmingham’s history collections feature prominently in the new gallery Birmingham: Its People, Its History, which opened in late 2012. The collections have been designated as outstanding by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and have local, regional, national and international significance.
Other city museums include Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, the Museum of the Jewelry Quarter, Soho House, the Museum Collections Center and the Thinktank Science Museum, which includes a planetarium: a domed theater with immersive shows that take you on a spellbinding journey through the universe.
4. Discover the Motivation for Lord of the Hobbit and the Rings
Birmingham has close ties with author JRR Tolkien, whose classics The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have also been made into blockbuster films.
The town has a Tolkien Trail showing places related to the writer, including Sarehole Mill whose surroundings inspired The Shire, the region of Middle-earth where the hobbits lived. The nearby towers of Edgbaston Waterworks and Perrott’s Folly inspired the “two towers” in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
And if you’re a true fantasy and sci-fi fanatic, the city offers geeky malls ideal for collectors of comics, books, models and action figures, including Forbidden Planet and Nostalgia & Comics.