Birmingham City University's contribution to the education of the citizens of Birmingham and beyond stretches back through a succession of predecessor institutions for over 160 years.
The University achieved its university status in 1992 as the University of Central England, changing our name to Birmingham City University in 2007, reflecting commitment to, and pride in Birmingham, its home city.
BCUIC’s Pathway courses are delivered at BCU’s Bournville Campus . Located in the quintessential setting of the Bournville Village Trust conservation area, and a centre of learning with a 100-year history. The campus became BCUIC in 2013 and provides bespoke pathways for overseas students, leading to undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University.
The Bournville Campus is 15 minutes away from the City Centre by train or local bus service.
BCUIC students are BCU students from the day they enrol and therefore have access to all university facilities. You can learn more about all of the universities campuses here.
Birmingham City University have committed to £260 million in infrastructure development and this will have huge benefits for all of our students.
- £8.5 million brand new DOUG ELLIS sports centre at City North Campus
- 80-station state-of-the-art fitness suite
- Eight-court sports hall, workout and spinning studios
- Five-a-side football and cricket on all-weather pitches
Law students hone their skills in one of our mock courtrooms in front of a judge, usually a qualified solicitor or barrister.
State-of-the-art resources at CEBE include a gallery, sound and television studio, noise and vibration cells, video production laboratory, a robotic laboratory, a huge isolation booth with sonic sound quality big enough to record drum kits, fantastic recording facilities, and a blue screen studio for chromakey work for film and music. This centre of excellence will boast the largest television facility between London and Salford, and perfectly positions the University and Birmingham as major contributors to the creative industries. These resources will be integrated with those already at Millennium Point for students on media courses offered by CEBE.
The new City Centre Campus is the new home for BCU’s Faculty of Arts, Design and Media (FADM) and The Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences (BLSS); marking the first step in creating a multi-million pound centre of excellence to support the creative industries, applied innovation and cultural excellence.
A major part of the new City Centre development will be the upgrading and refurbishment of existing facilities. Around £2 million is being spent remodelling Millennium Point Building, the home for The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE). This work has been planned to create a number of new areas including:
- a social learning zone
- an extension to the library area
- a new office for the Students' Union
- a new office for Student Services
The Birmingham City University School of Jewellery boasts:
- Specialist library - Jewellery, Horology and Silversmithing
- Industry-standard resources and equipment, including soldering hearths, bench-mounted powered equipment, lathes and milling machines
- Studio workshops, including laser welders and dedicated CAD/CAM facility
- Computer Suite
- Exhibition hall and atrium area
- Bookable exhibition space