Postgraduate Open Day

The next University of Birmingham Postgraduate Open Day will be held on Friday 13 November 2015 between 12.00noon and 6.30pm.

The postgraduate open day gives you the opportunity to talk to our experts and find out more about the wide portfolio of taught and research opportunities available to you at the University.

To register your interest, and to receive updates about the programme for the day, please visit our registration page.

For reference, you can download the Postgraduate Open Day programme (PDF - 2Mb) from our last event in March. The preliminary schedule for Friday 13 November is as follows:

11:30am–4.00pm Registration in Reception, Aston Webb Building (R6)

11:30am–4.00pm Advice Lounge, Elgar Foyer, Bramall Music Building (R12)

12.00noon–1.50pm Central talks, Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building (R12)

2.00–4.00pm Study fair, Great Hall, Aston Webb Building (R6)

3.00–5.00pm Subject-specific talks and events (across campus)

5.15–6.30pm Café Masters and Café PhD (locations TBC)

Postgraduate Study Fair
The main focus of the Open Day will be the Postgraduate Study Fair located in the Great Hall, Aston Webb Building (R6). Academic staff, representatives from the University’s support services, and current postgraduate students will be available to answer your questions. The event will run from 2.00–4.00pm and visitors are welcome to drop in at any time.

You will also be able to take advantage of one-to-one mentoring and careers advice sessions at the Advice Lounge, which will run from 11.30am–4.00pm in the Elgar Foyer, Bramall Music Building.

Central events
A welcome talk, introduction to postgraduate study, employer panel and presentation on funding opportunities will be given before the Study Fair opens. These central talks will take place 12.00noon–1.50pm in the Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building (R12).

Café Masters and Café PhD
These café events offer an opportunity to get first-hand, impartial advice on what it’s actually like to be a postgraduate student at Birmingham. Refreshments will be provided and you can come along for the whole session (5.15–6.30pm), or drop in whenever you can.

Campus tours will run throughout the afternoon, allowing you to experience our tranquil, picturesque campus at first hand. There will also be opportunities to take a tour of the Main Library and to learn more about the University’s holdings.

Subject events
Many academic schools and departments will be offering presentations on the postgraduate study options within their academic area. Many of our schools and departments will also be open to enable you to drop in at times throughout the afternoon to look around and speak to admissions representatives and current students. Once you have registered, you will be sent full details of the Postgraduate Open Day programme in the run up to the event.

Local travel and parking
Open days are a very busy time for the University and as such we are only able to offer a limited number of parking spaces on these days. For your convenience, we would strongly recommend using public transport to reach us. The University of Birmingham is fortunate enough to have its own railway station, ‘University’. The centre of the main campus is just a five-minute walk from University station.

For information on all of the travel options available to you please visit: