Study here

At Birmingham we encourage bold, independent thinking and offer the highest quality academic experience to stretch and challenge you. You will be an active part of a leading academic community, studying and working alongside some of the finest academic minds in the world.

Find out more about Teaching and Learning at the University of Birmingham.

Enquiry-based teaching and learning

We utilise an enquiry-based approach, in which learning comprises a conversational, collaborative enterprise, where academic staff work with you in the process of gaining the crucial academic and life skill, of becoming an independent and self-motivated learner.Through the programme of study we offer, we will develop the qualities that employers value in today's university graduates - qualities that will set you apart in your future career.

To help you develop the above-mentioned skills, we adopt a range of teaching methods. They may include:

  • Lectures, seminars, workshops, classes and tutorials
  • Web-based learning methods
  • Reflective learning through the use of group work, independent work and study logs
  • Project work, policy reports, working parties, briefing papers and presentations
  • Team and independent research

Our lecturers and tutors will ensure you have all the resources you need to make the transition from A levels to the more rigorous demands of a degree.

Enhancing your student experience

In the School of Social Policy we offer much more than a degree. If you are a student here, you will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of events, some of these targeted to help you build skills and experience for your CV. Take a look at what the School of Social Policy can offer in our Student experience pages.