Birmingham City University

Postgraduate Study

The university’s postgraduate and post-experience courses can enhance students’ career prospects by providing the chance to learn key skills such as structuring workloads, developing powers of analysis and critical enquiry, and working independently.

  • There are over 100 postgraduate and professional development courses to choose from at Birmingham City University, including a range of collaborative business Master's programmes aimed at those wanting to work in a specific type of industry.
  • Birmingham City University is a large and vibrant institution, providing a stimulating and dynamic educational environment for students.
  • Situated in the UK's second city and catering for over 4,000 postgraduate students, the university has a long-standing and distinctive focus on research, professional training and creative practice.
  • 96 per cent of the university’s postgraduates find work or further study within six months of leaving (DLHE survey 2013/14).



What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 4,130 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 48%
  • Part Time 52%

Domicile

  • UK 70%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 27%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 41 1037 1078
Business & administrative studies 36 784 820
Subjects allied to medicine 40 697 737
Creative arts & design 73 482 555
Architecture, building & planning 22 229 251
Engineering & technology 24 183 207
Mass communications & documentation 22 129 151
Computer science 28 72 100
Law 7 76 83
Social studies 12 52 64
Languages 10 44 54
Biological sciences 0 29 29
Historical & philosophical studies 0 2 2

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,500–7,500
Mixed -
Laboratory -
Clinical -