University of Birmingham

History

The history of the University of Birmingham dates all the way back to the year 1825, when the Birmingham Medical School was first established, the result of seminars inducted by John Tomlinson, his teachings ultimately became the basis and inspiration for the newly appointed medical school, which saw growth until it became known as The Queen’s Hospital.

This original faculty would become the basis for it’s future college iteration, which saw the integration of new departments in botany, chemistry and physiology, from there on it’s growth was notorious and it kept gaining fame until the Chamberlain managed to get royal charter from queen Victoria, officially establishing it as an university, since then it’s growth has not stopped and it’s continuous growth has allowed it to raise in raking and reputation across the years.

Programs Offered

Through it’s 5 main colleges, the University of Birmingham offers well over 300 separate courses aimed at undergraduate students, it’s important to note however that while the number looks staggering at first, not all of these courses are completely unique, courses offered in different campuses are listed separately, as well as different degree levels of a single topic.

In short while their selection remains nothing short of impressive, all 300 courses wont be completely different ones, due to this the following list will only be a small sample of the full catalog available at the University of Birmingham:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Golf Management Studies
  • Biochemistry with Study in Continental Europe
  • Biomedical Ethics and Law
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Classics
  • Dental Surgery
  • Engineering
  • Ethics in Research
  • History and Political Science
  • Mathematics and Music
  • Modern Languages

Admission requirements

The University of Birmingham looks for students that have at least 3 GCE A levels or their international equivalents, and who have a grade C or above in GCSE Math and English.

Other qualifications might be demanded on an specific course listing, but those are the general requirements at the institution.

Student Life

The University of Birmingham counts with a wide selection of cultural groups and activities designed to let any student join into the local culture as well as grow stronger bonds with their fellow students.

Part-time work

While the University of Birmingham does count with study work programs a fair amount of them aren’t aimed at undergraduate students, as such checking on the guild of students for new part-time work and internship openings is the main way for students to find a job through official university venues.

Fees

Tuition Fees for local students at the University of Birmingham currently amount to £9,250, an amount all EU students will also be paying, at least under the current semester laws.

The situation is slightly more complicated for international students, as the cost of their tuition varies depending on their chosen course, but the cheapest courses start at £18,120, while the most expensive one caps at £39,960.

Ranking

The University of Birmingham is currently ranked as the 561th best college level institution in the world, making it the overall 45th best university in it’s home country of the United Kingdom.

University Contact

Address:  Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)121 414 3344

Email: enquiries@guild.bham.ac.uk

Summary

The University of Birmingham is a perfectly competent institution, in short it’s middle of the road, there’s nothing wrong with it, and it’s prices might prove more competitive than many of it’s peers in the region, but with the broad selection of universities available in the United Kingdom and the wide access EU students have all over the region it’s unlikely to be anybody’s first pick.