Post Graduate Prospectus 2013-2014(BCU)
Thank you for your interest in postgraduate study at Birmingham City University. If you have a degree or relevant work experience, our courses allow you to build on your existing knowledge by gaining the skills, experience and contacts you need to become a leader and drive forward change in your chosen field. Our relevant and practical teaching includes work placements, talks from leading industry figures, online and virtual learning, and real-life case studies set by employers, ensuring that you finish the course with the skills you need for your chosen professional or creative career. Our academics come from and maintain links with industry, ensuring you will be kept up-to-date with the latest developments in your area of study. Our teaching excellence and ground-breaking industry collaborations are renowned, with almost 40 professional accreditations for our courses. Partnerships with the NHS and firms including Sky, Cisco, SAP and HMP Grendon – as well as research judged as ‘world leading’ in some areas by our last Research Assessment Exercise – give real depth to your course, meaning you gain the skills and knowledge employers value. We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £180 million on new resources. A flagship extension to our City Centre Campus is our latest ambitious venture, with the first students arriving at our new art and design and media building in September 2013, while we are also committed to a second phase of the development, to accommodate business, education, law and social sciences students, as well as new library, IT and social facilities. It’s no surprise that the independent Complete University Guide placed us in the UK top 10 for spending on facilities in both 2012 and 2013. You’ll find over 200 postgraduate and professional development courses to choose from at Birmingham City University, including taught degrees up to Master’s level and independent preparation of a thesis, leading to a research degree. These courses can also help you to enhance your career prospects, by giving you the chance to learn key skills such as structuring your workload, developing powers of analysis and critical enquiry, and working independently. We hope you can come and see us for yourself – our vibrant city, our infectiously enthusiastic students and our clear, firm focus on making your time here exactly what you want it to be. Until then, let me offer a very warm welcome to a lifelong relationship with one of the UK’s most innovative, creative and exciting universities.