University College Birmingham

United Kingdom


University College Birmingham was founded as part of the Municipal Technical School in 1875. It became the College of Bakery, Catering, Domestic Science and Associated Studies in 1957 before getting the right to award its own degrees in 2007 and changing its name to its current one in 2008. 

It currently has around 5,000 higher education students including 1,400 international students from more than 60 countries. From January 2022, a wide range of its undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses will be accredited and awarded by the prestigious University of Warwick. University College Birmingham was awarded 'University of the Year' in the 2022 WhatUni Student Choice Awards.

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There has been £140m worth of investment in the facilities at University College Birmingham in recent years. This has included training restaurants, an aesthetics clinic, a state-of-the-art mock plane cabin and a financial trading suite.

The university came first in Student Support in the 2022 WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022. International students receive support with visas and immigration, living expenses, English language courses, orientation programmes and health and wellbeing.

Birmingham is a vibrant, diverse and international city, home to 187 different nationalities and with 40% of the population under the age of 25. It has been voted the 7th best place in the UK to study and its central location makes it the perfect place to explore the rest of the country.


hired@UCB is the impartial careers, employability and placements service for students and alumni at University College Birmingham. It offers careers guidance, support finding placements and work experience and courses targeting employability skills. It also offers hiredConnect, an elearning careers platform and Unitemps for finding work on and off campus. There is also specialist guidance for international students with free, confidential advice throughout their studies.