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University College Birmingham

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Established in 1957, the University College Birmingham is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Birmingham (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), West Midlands. Officially recognized/chartered by the Privy Council, University College Birmingham (UCB) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational UK higher education institution. University College Birmingham (UCB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 66-year-old UK higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this UK higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


University College Birmingham's Control Typepublic


University College Birmingham's Entity Typenon-profit


University College Birmingham' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


University College Birmingham's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Acronym UCB
Founded 1957
Motto Service Before Self
Colours Blue, red and gold

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University Location

Address Summer Row
B3 1JB West Midlands
United Kingdom
University College Birmingham's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
University College Birmingham Phone Number +44 (121) 604 1000
University College Birmingham Fax Number +44 (121) 608 7100

Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following University College Birmingham's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify University College Birmingham's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This University College Birmingham's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at University College Birmingham.

University College Birmingham: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic University College Birmingham's admission information.

University College Birmingham's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

University College Birmingham's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has University College Birmingham a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

University College Birmingham's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

University College Birmingham's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

1,600 international students

University College Birmingham's Admission Office Admission Office

Admissions Office, University College Birmingham
Birmingham B3 1JB
(121) 604 1040
(121) 232 4300

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for University College Birmingham.

University College Birmingham's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University College Birmingham has an enrollment range of 4,000-4,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

University College Birmingham's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 200-299 academic employees (Faculty).

University College Birmingham's Control Type Control Type

University College Birmingham is a public higher education institution.

University College Birmingham's Entity Type Entity Type

University College Birmingham is a non-profit higher education institution.

University College Birmingham's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

University College Birmingham's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

University College Birmingham does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of University College Birmingham's main facilities:

University College Birmingham's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library.

University College Birmingham's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

University College Birmingham's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of University College Birmingham's main services:

University College Birmingham's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

University College Birmingham's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

University College Birmingham's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

University College Birmingham's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

University College Birmingham's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

University College Birmingham's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

University College Birmingham is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Privy Council

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University College Birmingham's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Institute of Hospitality (IoH)
  • Society of Sports Therapists (SST)

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Memberships and Affiliations


University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.

Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University College Birmingham's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Institute of Hospitality
  • Tourism Management Institute (TMI)
  • EuroCHRIE
  • Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
  • CMI Chartered Management Institute
  • Institute of Travel and Tourism (Centre of Excellence)
  • CIM Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Society of Sports Therapists
  • ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accounts
  • Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE)
  • Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME)

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and fields of study a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the University College Birmingham 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

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TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.

Video Presentation

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