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UCAS code: B32

The University of Birmingham (informally Birmingham University) is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen's College, Birmingham (founded in 1825 as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery), and Mason Science College (established in 1875 by Sir Josiah Mason), making it the first English civic or 'red brick' university to receive its own royal charter.
Source: University of Birmingham Guild of Students

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

65%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

82%

HIGH

Sporty

80%

HIGH

Creative

63%

MED

Varied union activities

83%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £23k HIGH
Student satisfaction score 74%

Number of students

37,995

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

66%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

3%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

43%

of students are male

Young / Mature

7%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

19%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

416 comments (109 students)
    • Course

      The module content is good, and mostly easy to follow. The use of the lectures being put online recorded is great for when I've...

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      2024, 1st year student, Accounting

      Course

      The module content is good, and mostly easy to follow. The use of the lectures being put online recorded is great for when I've missed a lecture or just want a recap. Seminars are pretty pointless and it may be due to the seminar lecturers, often they are rushed and hard to understand, there's barely any time for questions but the lectures themselves are mostly good and plenty of the lecturers are easy to talk to.

      2024, 1st year student, Accounting

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    • Facilities

      Majority of campus facilities are modern and up to date, there's an array of food venues ranging from Korean style food to...

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      2024, 1st year student, Accounting

      Facilities

      Majority of campus facilities are modern and up to date, there's an array of food venues ranging from Korean style food to simple burgers. The library is beautiful and there's more than one depending on your subject, with different levels for each level of quiet you need. The accommodation is decently priced and some of them are good quality but maintainence can be hard to get in contact with.

      2024, 1st year student, Accounting

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    • Unilife

      Four stars: Great

      2024, Foundation year student, Computer Science

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    • Course

      Content is interesting, however there is limited support and lectures are often not engaging

      2024, 1st year student, Economics

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    • Facilities

      Incredible facilities

      2024, 1st year student, Economics

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    • Overall

      The facilities at the university are great, but the sense of support for student needs significant improvement.

      2024, 1st year student, Economics

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