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

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    Art History

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and 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

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and 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

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, 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

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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

    Computer Science

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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

    Construction Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from concept development through project completion on timely and economic bases. Includes instruction in commercial, residential, mechanical, highway/heavy civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, and specialty construction; 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

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

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

    Cyber Security

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program focusing on the principles and techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media and to conduct cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activity. Includes instruction in computer boot processes and drives, jumper setting, file access and reconstruction, hacking, network systems, cryptography, programming, investigative techniques, forensic imagery, 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

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. Includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and 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

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

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

    Drama

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

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

    Education

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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

    Environmental Studies

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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

    Environmental sustainability

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply geotechnical engineering methods, which deal with the analysis, design and construction of earth and earth supported structures, to the application of environmental problems, such as waste containment, waste disposal, construction of land fills, soil permeation, soil analysis, and soil improvement. Includes instruction in soil mechanics, soil dynamics, soil behavior, waste management and containment systems, geosynthetics, geochemistry, earth structures, geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and foundation engineering

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

    Film Studies

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

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

    Finance

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

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

    Fine Arts

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

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

    Forensic Psychology

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply clinical, counseling, school, and neuropsychology skills to the provision of psychological services within the criminal justice and civil legal systems, including consultation, assessment, and interventions. Includes instruction in the epidemiology of mental/behavioral disorders, risk factors for violence and criminality, profiling and patterning, psychological testing, prediction and intervention measurement, forensic assessment, criminal and civil law and procedures, secure environments, forensic treatment and intervention skills, and professional standards and ethics.

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

    Global Media Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the creation, execution, transmission, and evaluation of commercial messages in various media intended to promote and sell products, services, and brands; and that prepares individuals to function as advertising assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in advertising theory, marketing strategy, advertising design and production methods, campaign methods and techniques, media management, related principles of business management, and applicable technical and equipment skills.

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

    Health Science

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

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

    Information Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
  • City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU, United Kingdom

    International Business

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

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

    International Business Law

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

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

    International Human Resource Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

  • 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

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of landscape architecture and research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in 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

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

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

    Management & Entrepreneurship

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals 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

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

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

    Mass Communication and Journalism

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the analysis and criticism of media institutions and media texts, how people experience and understand media content, and the roles of media in producing and transforming culture. Includes instruction in communications regulation, law, and policy; media history; media aesthetics, interpretation, and criticism; the social and cultural effects of mass media; cultural studies; the economics of media industries; visual and media literacy; and the psychology and behavioral aspects of media messages, interpretation, and utilization.

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

    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

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

    Media Production

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the development, use, critical evaluation, and regulation of new electronic communication technologies using computer applications; and that prepares individuals to function as developers and managers of digital communications media. Includes instruction in computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; the study of human interaction with, and use of, digital media; and emerging trends and issues.

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

    Music

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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

    Photography

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

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

    Project Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply quantitative and qualitative knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations. Includes instruction in project planning, risk management, cost and time management, contracts and procurement, accounting, statistics, decision making, and human resources.

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

    Psychology

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

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

    Public Health

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

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

    Public Relations

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

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

    Quantity Surveying Engineering

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the delineation, determination, planning and positioning of land tracts, land and water boundaries, land contours and features; and the preparation of related maps, charts and reports. Includes instruction in applied geodesy, computer graphics, photointerpretation, 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

    A program that prepares individuals to create and redevelop housing, offices, retail centers, and industrial sites. Includes instruction in architectural design and construction, historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, business, real estate and land use law, public policy, and engineering.

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

    Social Media

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

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

    Supply Chain Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise, ranging from acquisitions to receiving and handling, through internal allocation of resources to operations units, to the handling and delivery of output. Includes instruction in acquisitions and purchasing, inventory control, storage and handling, just-in-time 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

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. Includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and 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

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

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

    Vocal Performance

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to master the human voice and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers in concert, choir, opera, or other forms of singing. Includes instruction in voice pedagogy, diction, vocal physiology and exercise, expressive movement, repertoire, recital, and personal style development.

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

    Zero Carbon Architecture and Retrofit Design

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

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    Complete University Guide (UK) 97
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    SchoolApply Ranking 121
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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