Courses, training and careers

We are passionate about delivering world leading education as well as outstanding research. We offer a variety of postgraduate education opportunities including research and taught programmes suitable for a wide range of people working in health and other occupations. 

Our undergraduate programmes

Course NameLevelCourse typeStudy options
Medicine and Surgery MBChBUndergraduateSingle honours5 years
Medicine and Surgery MBChB Graduate Entry CourseUndergraduateTaught, single honours4 years
Applied Health Research - PhD/MSc by ResearchPostgraduateDoctoral researchFull time, part time


To find out more about our postgraduate courses, please visit the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

To find out more about PhD studentships and related postgraduate research degrees, please visit Find a PhD

Work with us

Vibrant and diverse, Birmingham is a European centre for retail, commerce and culture. Appropriately, its civic motto is ‘Forward’, and it is the driving ambition and attitude of the city which makes Birmingham a great place to work, live and study.

Birmingham has a history of welcoming people from all areas of the world to meet, talk, trade and settle. It is a truly multicultural city and this is reflected in its restaurants, shops and cultural offerings. With a proud heritage and modern outlook, the city boasts excellent entertainment for all tastes with a range of leading theatres, museums and galleries, and music venues from the LG Arena to the NIA.

A thriving commercial centre, Birmingham has been transformed into a city for young professionals. It is more than somewhere to study for our students; it's somewhere to build a successful future. The city has shaken off its industrial image with investments of around £9 billion and has emerged as a confident, modern, commercial centre. Around 40% of our students choose to stay in the region following graduation adding to the energy of our forward moving and forward thinking home.

Working here

People are at the heart of what we are and do. We want to attract outstanding, inspirational, and talented people, support them to succeed, and celebrate their success. Working at Birmingham gives you access to the best financial and physical resources, a beautiful campus and an intellectually stimulating and diverse community. Our sector leading development programmes have made this a place where staff can thrive and recognition by Athena Swan, Stonewall, and Two Ticks demonstrates our commitment to supporting talented people from all backgrounds. 

The University of Birmingham is one of the largest and most diverse employers in the region, with around 6000 staff working in a range of academic, professional, technical, manual and clerical roles. Our staff have come from across the region, the country and the world to work with us, not only because of our outstanding academic reputation, but because of the culture of innovation and forward thinking that is part of the way of life at Birmingham.

In addition to the position(s) currently advertised, the Institute would be delighted to discuss with individuals who have strong records in any of the above areas. Please approach one of the Institute Director or theme leads with an expression of interest and CV for further information.

A specific recent initiative is on primary care. An efficient health system would require half of its medical graduates to become general practitioners. Furthermore, a strong primary care network is crucial for the success of much of our research and the broad translational medicine agenda. We therefore plan to make strategic appointments to consolidate our strength in this area.