Music and sport

Birmingham has a rich history of educating musicians and sportspeople who go on to have successful professional careers. You can help maintain this tradition of excellence by supporting talented students through their degrees.

What's the impact?

The facilities and teaching available at the University has proved a strong attraction to music and sport students for many years. The Bramall Music Building provides the world-class Music Department with a permanent home at the heart of the University, with state-of-the-art teaching, research, performance and rehearsal facilities appropriate to its reputation.

Professor Sir David Eastwood

Vice-Chancellor and Principal

“Professor Edward Elgar, the University‚Äôs first Professor of Music, paved the way for our long musical tradition in which music plays a major part in the fabric of the institution and its relationship with the world. Music enriches the lives of many and we recognise the importance of widening access to something that can bring such joy.”

UBSport staff and students will soon be using the brand-new facilities at 360 Sport & Fitness including the first 50 metre pool in Birmingham, a gym with 200 stations, large multi-sports hall, 10 metre climbing wall, range of activity and fitness studios and six glass-backed squash courts.

Why Birmingham?

The University is home to the most vibrant and exciting Music Department in the world. By supporting music scholarships at Birmingham, you will be helping students learn from some of the finest academics and teachers in the world, using fantastic facilities at the Bramall Music Building.

A range of opportunities exist to support UBSport scholars, and with a number of Olympic athletes currently training and studying at Birmingham (including Great Britain hockey star and Rio 2016 gold medallist Lily Owsley) you could directly help future Olympians prepare for Tokyo 2020.

How you can help

Your gift will help talented musicians and sportspeople come to Birmingham and become the next generation of world leaders in their field. For further information about this project and how you can help, email