Your facilities

The College is home to a whole host of learning resources and facilities, all of which you have access to as a postgraduate student.

The Bramall Music Building hosts a wide variety of events across the year, and is also home to the Electroacoustic Music Studios. These are used for a variety of tasks, including multichannel electroacoustic composition, mixed instrumental and electroacoustic composition, and multimedia work.

Students rehearsal in the Bramall

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts contains two libraries specialising in music and fine art, and also exhibits the work of an extraordinary range of artists, including Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, and Van Dyck.  

A gallery in the Barber Institute

The Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing has a range of digital tools which can be used for viewing original materials, transcribing them, comparing texts and analysing patterns of variation.

A researcher working on a computer at ITSEE

The Shakespeare Institute, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, is home to researchers with a range of interests, including Shakespeare and medicine, Asia and religion, textual editing, and wider corpus of Renaissance drama.

Students in the garden at the Shakespeare Institute

The Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts celebrates the artistic expression of counties in West Africa, and is home to over 1000 objects, including woodcarving, metalwork, pottery, textiles, painting and domestic and votive objects.

Part of the Danford collection

The Archaeology Museum is an actively used teaching collection of approximately 2000 examples of Greek, Mycenean, Roman and Egyptian pottery, funerary, domestic and religious objects.

Display of pots and artefacts in the Archaeology Museum at the University of Birmingham

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts houses one of the most impressive collections of coins in the world with around 16,000 objects in its collection. These include Roman, Byzantine, Sasanian, medieval Islamic and medieval and modern Hungarian coins.