University of Birmingham

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Student Accommodation

  • All first year students are guaranteed a place in university or partner accommodation, subject to a number of requirements. Please refer to the university website for details.
  • The university has three accommodation villages and a selection of accommodation through partner providers, each offering a safe and friendly living environment. Accommodation types include single-study bedrooms, en-suite and self-contained studio apartments, offering self-catered or meal plan options, all close to the campus.
  • There is plenty of private sector accommodation in the local area within easy reach of the university. Living Accommodation Services, in partnership with Guild Lettings, works with accredited landlords to help students find quality homes in the private sector.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £5,210 to £8,036 per year
Self-Catered from £3,610 to £6,943 per year

Student Life

  • City Population: 1,073,000
  • Student Population: 65,000
  • Birmingham is a modern and exciting city, a centre of arts and culture, commerce and entertainment with a vibrant and diverse community. The city is full of historic squares and fantastic architecture, from beautiful Georgian buildings to stunning new structures like the Library of Birmingham.
  • There are also many parks and beautiful spaces in the city, and the woods of the Lickey Hills are just a short train ride from the university for a country escape.
  • Birmingham is a thriving city for students and young professionals. Over 65,000 students call Birmingham home, so there are plenty of things for young people to do, along with great student deals. Students feel part of a friendly community, with all of the benefits of a big and exciting city but at a fraction of the cost of London prices. Many of the university's students love Birmingham so much, almost half of them choose to stay in the region after they graduate.
  • Students at the university benefit from a impressive campus university with the city on their doorstep and popular boroughs just outside, including Harbone, Moseley and King's Heath.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Birmingham has a lively club scene with plenty of bars, music venues and restaurants located throughout the city. Live music can be seen at the Birmingham O2 Academy, well known for showcasing up-and-coming artists – with bands such as Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand having played there before hitting the big time.
  • The Hippodrome hosts the Birmingham Royal Ballet, and the nearby Symphony Hall is the home of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). Contemporary art is on view at the Waterhall Gallery of Modern Art and the Ikon galley, featuring the best of international and British art. The 
  • Birmingham has everything you could ever dream of when it comes to eating, including a chocolate factory!
  • Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is well known for its major exhibitions, while the National Indoor Arena is major venue for music, comedy and sports competitions.
  • The city also has a wide variety of sporting events and clubs.


  • Buses, trains and trams provide a comprehensive network of local transport. The university has its own railway station on campus – it takes just eight minutes to get to the city centre.
  • Birmingham benefits from a prime location in the heart of England. The city has a major train station allowing connections to all corners of the UK, with journey times less than two hours from London by rail.
  • Birmingham International Airport, eight miles from the city centre, is a major hub with destinations throughout the UK, Europe, North America and Asia.