Arial view of the Medical School, Institute of Translational Medicine and Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Birmingham Medical School is part of the University of Birmingham’s main campus in Edgbaston and neighbours the College’s research Institutes; the excitement of campus life and research pursuits are only ever a short walk away.

Our school provides an impressive range of facilities to support teaching and research activities, with dedicated teaching spaces for pharmacy; anatomy and clinical skills; a library exclusive to students in the college; a prosectorium, in addition to less formal teaching environments to promote group working.

Birmingham Medical School itself is adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which also includes Good Hope Hospital, Heartlands Hospital and Solihull Hospital. Also within a short distance of our buildings are Birmingham Women’s Hospital, The Barberry and The Oleaster.

We have pioneered a citywide strategic alliance with Aston University and five local NHS Trusts – including the co-located University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust - under the umbrella of Birmingham Health Partners, to further advance partnership working and provide the best medical education environment for our students.

Due to our central location and close ties to local NHS Trusts we are able to offer accessible placements for all students due to our excellent transport links, particularly our train station (University Station) from which you can catch trains on the cross-city line, taking less than ten minutes to arrive in the city centre.

We are also within walking distance from Pritchatts Park Village, where most medical students prefer to live. 

Situated in the largest healthcare region in the country, we are fortunate to have access to one of the largest and most diverse populations in Europe. This allows us to help address major global issues and diseases affecting today’s society.

Additionally, our long history and international recognition for our achievements in applied health sciences is set to grow through the imminent opening of Birmingham Health Innovation Campus (BHIC) – a life science park we are developing in partnership with Bruntwood SciTech. Opening in Q4 2024, No.1 BHIC will be home to the Precision Health Technologies Accelerator (PHTA), the University’s flagship life sciences innovation and incubation facility, providing lab and development space to emerging start-ups and small businesses in medtech, diagnostics and advanced therapies. 

Artist's impression of the Birmingham Health Innovation Campus due to open in 2024.
Artist's impression of the Birmingham Health Innovation Campus due to open in 2024.