Why choose Birmingham?

Whatever your circumstances or motivations, Birmingham has a postgraduate degree for you. Choose from a variety of degree options with flexible payment plans and become part of our vibrant postgraduate community.

Our degree options

We recognise that in an increasingly fast-paced world, flexibile study is important. Many of our programmes offer part-time and distance learning options to help fit your course around your commitments. Other options available include microcredentials, short courses and degree programmes taught by our faculty overseas. Whatever your personal or professional needs, we have an option for you.

Explore your options

Flexible payment options

At Birmingham we recognise that students need flexibility when paying fees. We offer a range of payment options to suit your personal requirements. Your course fee can either be paid in full or spread over manageable instalments, quarterly or monthly, by Direct Debit.

Find out more about fee payments

Our Postgraduate Community

We are a diverse postgraduate community, with students from all walks of life and from different backgrounds. Our postgraduates have a distinctive voice and are highly valued members of the University. We ensure this through student representation and dedicated facilities and resources, such as our University Graduate School and full-time Postgraduate Officer in the Guild of Students. Our student bloggers also offer a great insight into what living and studying in Birmingham is like.

Read our student blogs

Career development

Your time at Birmingham is what you make of it, and we encourage you to participate in the many and varied activities and opportunities available while studying, to ensure you develop personally and professionally. We offer a wide range of services both during your degree and after you graduate, including a dedicated Careers Network team, working with you to provide you with training and development. We want to ensure that success in your degree leads you on to a fulfilling career. 

Career support

Support with your application

We can help you at every step of the application process, from advice on how to write a personal statement or research proposal, to helping you find scholarships and bursaries to support your studies. We offer a live chat across our postgraduate website so you can ask your questions to a member of our support team in real-time.

Help and advice

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