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Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

BCU Introduction

Founded in 1843, Birmingham City University (BCU) has been educating students and professionals for over 170 years. Based in one of Europe’s most diverse and vibrant cities – Birmingham, BCU’s culture and environment ensures students are welcomed into the city with open arms. BCU currently welcome over 22,500 students annually, from countries all over the world (80 to be precise)! Birmingham itself has an estimated 65,000 each year. 


BCU Learning

BCU is also widely regarded as a vocational, practice-based University, offering courses that aim to provide as much hands-on experience as possible, whether that is through their teaching methods or their industry work placements. 90% of BCU graduates were in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation. 


BCU Courses

Some of Birmingham City University’s most popular courses include the ACCA courses and exams, aimed at students interested in pursuing a career in accounting, finance or related subjects. BCU’s ACCA programmes are one of only a select few in the UK which are platinum accredited.

There is also the MBA (Masters of Business Administration) course, for students who wish to gain that edge in developing their business skills. If you are a student who wants to start their own business, or manage one, this course is suitable for you. Unlike many other universities, no work experience is required. As a promise to provide as many skills aimed at miming you employable, this course ensure most international students will be eligible. 


Cross-Displinary Courses

BCU offer a number of courses with September 2016 intakes, that allow students to major in two joint subjects. 

  • MA International Education
  • MA Design and Innovation Management
  • MA Fashion Management
  • MA Global Media Management
  • MSc Oil and Gas Management
  • MA Luxury Brand Management
  • MA Luxury Jewellery Management

BCU Internal English Tests

BCU offer English Language tests in the UK and in your home country for applicants holding conditional offers subject to English language.

Similar to the IELTS test, there are four parts to the test; reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The test costs £55 (that’s the equivalent of… 33 Omani Rial, 516 Chinese Yuan, 335 Malaysian Ringgit, 8225 Pakistani Rupees, 285 Qatari Rial, 294 Saudi Riyal, 2816 Thai Baht.)

For more information, including dates available and how to apply, please contact your local UKEC branch. 

The BCU Competition

BCU have kindly offered UKEC students some great prizes! All you have to do is share our BCU-related post on Facebook (or share it on any of your social networks and send us the link!) and you could win a customised leather notebook and card-style USB.