1. A globally recognised education
We are one of the Top 100 Global Universities, ranked 81st as per QS ranking 2020. The world ranking of any university is extremely important to understand the value of the learning experience and the value of the degree certificate in the global job market. The QS university ranking system evaluates universities based on the key metrics of: Academic Reputation, Research Output, Faculty/Student Ratio, and International Faculty and Student Ratios.
We are a part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, which includes the University of Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, University of Edinburgh and University College London. Russell Group universities are research-led and academically excellent; you can compare the ‘Russell Group’ to an ‘Ivy League’ for American universities.
2. World changing research – 11 Nobel Prize Winners
11 of our former staff and students have been awarded Nobel Prizes. From revealing the structure of DNA to developing new treatments for heart disease and cancer, the research and work of our Nobel Prize winners has made an impact worldwide. Our Birmingham Heroes continue to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges, from anti-biotic resistance, Zika and Ebola to cyber security and sustainable energy.
3. Delivering Excellence in Teaching
We hold a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This framework was introduced by the British Government to recognise and encourage teaching excellence in universities and colleges. It is intended to help students choose where to study, by providing clear information about teaching provision and student outcomes. Being awarded the highest rating in TEF, cements our commitment to delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
4. Be a part of a global community
As a student of University of Birmingham Dubai, you will be a part of a network of more than 300,000 alumni across the world including UAE, India, Singapore and China. This thriving network gives you the opportunity to connect, learn and share experiences, knowledge and opportunities within and beyond this network.
5. Increasing your employability
We are committed to giving our students an exceptional educational experience matched by the skills that top employers are seeking in the current and future global markets. The University of Birmingham is a global institution that commands a strong and distinctive international reputation. Because of this, many of our students embark on careers across the globe with multi-national employers and the university has been rated as the top 2 most targeted universities by leading employers (High Fliers 2020). Students of the University of Birmingham Dubai, will have access to our Expert Careers Advice Team and a wide range of services to help them take that next step towards employment.
6. Campus facilities and student experience
The study areas on campus have state-of-the-art facilities with large and small size classrooms, lecture theatre, fully-equipped computer and mechanical engineering labs, library, tutorial rooms and ample quiet study areas. The campus furnishing duplicates the design and quality as our Birmingham campus to give our Dubai students the same experience. There are several laptop stations for students to borrow laptops, free printing services and a dedicated Student Services Desk to assist all our students. Students also have access to the sports facilities of our partner university that includes a swimming pool, gymnasium and football court.
We know that learning does not stop when you leave the lecture theatre. Studying at the University of Birmingham Dubai will be an enriching experience that takes in all aspects of life – social and cultural as well as educational. This holistic Student Experience includes our dedicated Student Wellbeing Officer and Students Association team who organises various fun social activities, competitions, and cultural days and sports challenges. We also have a dedicated Students Association room on campus with pool tables, foosball tables, PlayStation, chill areas and lots of board games and books for our students.
7. Year Two at our Edgbaston Campus
Time spent overseas can be one of the most rewarding opportunities available to students during their undergraduate studies. It enriches the university experience and enhances employment prospects. With a 250-acre campus at the heart of the UK, students can elect to study their second year in Birmingham as part of their degree programme (subject to academic attainment).
8. Outstanding Scholarships Options
Our scholarship options are designed to reward the academic excellence of our students and these financial awards can be carried forward through the entire programme across foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We also give our Dubai students the exceptional opportunity to use their acquired Dubai scholarship at our UK campus if they decide to pursue their undergraduate Year 2 at our UK campus.
Find out more about our wide array of academic scholarships below.
9. We are Birmingham
The University of Birmingham Dubai is not a franchise, branch or partner university, we ARE the University of Birmingham. We adhere to the exact same teaching standards and values as our Birmingham campus. Our curriculum is the same as the UK campus and the Schools and Colleges in Birmingham employ our academic staff. Students will receive a University of Birmingham degree certificate and transcript, which does not state ‘Dubai’.
The Dubai campus was built to extend educational excellence and equal opportunities to students here in the Middle East and neighbouring countries.
10. A spectacular new campus launches in 2021
We are proud to announce the opening of our new campus in 2021, a 50,000m2 campus located in the Dubai International Academic City is designed to encourage collaboration across all academic disciplines, with flexible learning spaces and formal teaching spaces ensuring teaching and research can work in tandem to benefit students. The new campus will include state-of-the-art facilities including a soundproof library, auditorium, large and small classrooms, fully equipped computer and engineering labs, speciality catering facilities, vast green open spaces, sports facilities and a grand entrance to welcome our students in 2021.