Birmingham City University - Master's Degree

Birmingham City University spread across three campuses, is made up of four faculties: Health, Education and Life Sciences; Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment; Business, Law and Social Sciences; and Arts, Design and Media. The University offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Foundation, Short Courses, Part-time Courses and Online Learning.

  • Average Tuition GBP 12,000

School Description

Birmingham City University has absorbed several different colleges over the years. In 1971 five individual colleges – which can trace their history as far back as 1843 – merged to form Birmingham Polytechnic. Over the years several more colleges were incorporated into the College. In 1989, owing to the Education Reform Act, Birmingham Polytechnic was deemed and independent organisation with charitable status. A few years later, in 1992, the Further and Higher Education Act allowed all polytechnics to adopt the title of ‘university’, hence the college adopted the new name, University of Central England in Birmingham. In 2007, the University changed its name to Birmingham City University.

Today the University serves over 23,500 students from 80 countries and has achieved the enviable reputation of providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. The University’s teaching staff includes some of the best, such as: Professor David Wilson, one of the UK’s leading criminologists; Dr Javed Hussain, an expert in entrepreneurial and ethnic minority finance; Professor Cham Athwal, a leading researcher in Vehicle Crash Testing; Kathryn Moore, Professor of Landscape Architecture, who has been elected as the new World President of the International Federation for Landscape Architects; Professor David Edwards who recently became ‘Chief for Educational Development’ in support of several towns and villages in Ghana; and Bob Calver, Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism who has been made an Honorary Professor of the Culture and Media College at Shenyang University in China.

Master Programs

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Accountancy

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Art History

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Big Data Analytics

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Business Administration

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Childhood Education

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Computer Science

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Construction Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program prepares students to efficiently and effectively manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from the concept development through the project completion. The program offers courses that focus on the study of facilities management; project planning; budgeting and cost control; logistics and materials management; personnel management and labor relations; site safety; construction contracting; construction processes and techniques; organization and scheduling; and applicable codes and regulations.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Creative writing

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Cyber Security

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Data network & security

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Information Systems. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architecture; the application of computers in a business environment; the analysis and design of business information systems; programming; challenges of specific computer applications; component and system maintenance; inspection procedures; hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair; and report preparation.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Design

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Drama

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic literature; dramatic styles; and the analysis of theatre plays. Students are also offered performance-focused courses in acting, musical theatre, costume design and stage management.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Education

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Environmental Studies

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Environmental sustainability

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on basic engineering principles and how they connect to the environment, engineering thermodynamics, the fundamentals of process engineering and chemistry.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Film Studies

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Finance

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Fine Arts

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Forensic Psychology

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on the relationship between psychology and law; psychological profiling; the psychology of the legal system during mental impairment; and diagnosing and solving psycho-legal issues.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Global Media Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Advertising. The program offers courses that focus on the study of advertising theory; marketing strategy; advertising design and production methods; campaign methods and techniques; and the principles of media management.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Health Science

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Information Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of information management, information systems, and electronic business.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    International Business

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    International Business Law

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Law. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of criminal law, contract law, constitutional and administrative law; mooting; and drafting legal documents.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    International Human Resource Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organization.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    International Human Rights Law

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    The International Human Rights Law (LLM) program explores the fundamental aspects of the field and focuses on examining the impact of international human rights standards on national constitutions and laws. Students learn the fundamental concepts, values, principles and rules related to international human rights laws. 

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Landscape Architecture

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Landscape Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of geology and hydrology; soils, groundcovers, and horticultural elements; project and site planning; landscape design, history, and theory; environmental design; applicable law and regulations; and professional responsibilities and standards.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Management & Entrepreneurship

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Marketing

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Mass Communication and Journalism

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mass Communication and Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on the use of media and its effects; media history; photojournalism; publication design; public relations; television news; multimedia storytelling; and journalistic reporting and writing.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Media Production

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; the design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; digital media; documentary-making; film-making; and TV production.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Music

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Photography

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photography through a mix of practical workshops, lectures and independent projects.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Project Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of quantitative and qualitative skills, tools, and techniques required to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations. The program offers courses that focus on the study of project planning; risk management; cost and time management; contracts and procurement; accounting and statistics; decision making; and human resources.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Psychology

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Public Health

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Public Relations

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; issue management; corporate social responsibility; information dissemination; and strategic communications.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Quantity Surveying Engineering

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Quantity Surveying Engineering. The program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of applied geodesy; computer graphics; photo interpretation; plane and geodetic surveying; mensuration; traversing; survey equipment operation and maintenance; instrument calibration; and basic cartography.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Real Estate Development

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program enables students to successfully manage development projects, proactively shape a business environment, and analyze variables that contribute to challenges and innovation. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design and construction; historic preservation; landscape architecture; urban planning and design; business; real estate; zoning laws; public policy; and engineering.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Social Media

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Supply Chain Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Supply Chain Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of acquisitions and purchasing; inventory control; storage and handling; manufacturing; logistics planning; shipping and delivery management; transportation; quality control; resource estimation and allocation; and budgeting.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Video Games Development

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architecture; programming; challenges of specific computer applications; component and system maintenance; inspection procedures; hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair; and report preparation.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Visual communication

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Vocal Performance

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the practical knowledge of Vocal Performance. The program offers courses that focus on studying sustainable vocal techniques and dramatic interpretation.

  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    Zero Carbon Architecture and Retrofit Design

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

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  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 97
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    SchoolApply Ranking 120
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    The Guardian 97

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 500
  • Minimum SAT 1500

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    In addition to undertaking several impactful research initiatives, Birmingham City University been working with the Aerospace Division of Rolls-Royce since 2008, on a project examining its advanced engineering systems.

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          • Testimony
            2012-2015, Bachelor's Degree, Business and Management

            The business courses here are exceptional when it comes to teaching practice based learning and developing knowledge and skills which can be applied to your jobs and careers. More universities should focus on those areas.

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            2004-2005, MBA, International Business (Residential Program)

            You study at any university, you will gain the knowledge if you are serious about your scope of subject. At Birmingham City University formerly known as UCE when I was studying prepared me even for life after the University. I got acquainted to people from different parts of the world, their faiths, their ideas, their way of life and the knowledge sharing was multi-fold. I have learnt to be resilient even in extreme conditions and work evolves as you evolve. The lecturers, Admin staff and the Dean of the School of Business have been a good support system. I would go back to Birmingham City University to study again if given a chance again.

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            2012-2013, Master's Degree

            BCU is open minded and accepts people across all regions and community. Its Faculty members and support staff are really amazing. Being distance learning student what is required is support and timely answers to queries and questions. BCU not only supported me with problem solutions but also take one step further to enhance my knowledge. From my side all recommendations are for BCU