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Birmingham City University postgraduate courses can enhance career prospects as students hone key skills such as structuring their workload, developing powers of analysis and critical enquiry, and working independently. Students will be equipped with the most relevant knowledge and skills to be competitive in the workplace, with over 120 postgraduate and professional development courses to choose from.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,490 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 49%
  • Part Time 51%

Domicile

  • UK 74%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 23%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 95 1040 1135
Business & Management Studies 45 630 675
Art & Design 0 325 325
Medical Technology 0 200 200
Music 40 145 190
Nursing 0 180 180
Architecture 10 160 170
Communication & Media Studies 40 120 160
Building 0 125 125
Computer Science 35 75 110
Law 15 75 90
Accounting & Finance 0 85 85
General Engineering 25 50 75
Social Policy 30 40 70
Social Work 0 70 70
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 55 55
Psychology 0 40 40
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 40 40
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 35 35
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 0 35 35
Land & Property Management 0 30 30
Creative Writing 0 25 25
Anthropology 0 25 25
Librarianship & Information Management 0 25 25
Marketing 0 25 25
Linguistics 0 15 15
Politics 0 15 15
Mechanical Engineering 0 10 10
English 10 0 10
Civil Engineering 0 10 10
Archaeology 0 5 5
History of Art, Architecture & Design 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,900–13,900
Mixed -
Laboratory -
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

No postgraduate scholarships are offered to UK and EU students, however there is new government funding for postgraduate study with loans of up to £10,609 available.

For non-EU students, the university offers the following:

  • Merit based scholarships, offering students up to £2,000 based on their prior education.
  • Course specific scholarship for MA Luxury Brand and MA Luxury Jewellery at £3,000.
  • Course specific scholarship for MA Fashion Management and MA Global Media Management at £2,000.
  • Automatic scholarship for all January applicants to the value of £1,500.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • The university offers accommodation to postgraduate students, aiming to house them in flats together.