Birmingham City University • Birmingham, United Kingdom
Birmingham City University (BCU) is an innovative, modern university in the city of Birmingham, England. It was initially created as the Birmingham College of Art back in 1843 and gained university status in 1992. The Birmingham City University name was adopted in 2007. The university offers qualifications such as Access Course, as well as undergraduate, postgraduate, integrated Master degree programmes. The school works closely with partner universities abroad, which presents students with the option of taking a semester at one of BCU's global partners. The unique teaching methods that combine innovative teaching and learning, enable students to gain valuable skills and knowledge and prepare them for their future careers. Internships, at some of the country's top employers, are another enticing aspect for studying at BCU. The university has three main campuses where courses in art and design, business, computing, education, and many more, are delivered. The faculties on-site are: Design and Media; Business, Law and Social Science; Health, Education and Life Science; and Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. Half of the university's full-time students are from the West Midlands, but international students are welcome to apply. The university's always considers the full range of applicant information, so even though some students might not fit the ordinary admission requirements, they can still apply and include a personal statement, references etc, in order to be considered.