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Your postgraduate guarantee

Our commitment to you.

By choosing Birmingham, you are joining a large, diverse and vibrant postgraduate community. Whatever the nature of your programme, we aim to provide a stimulating and engaging study experience of the highest quality.

You can expect to engage with challenging debates, theories and concepts. We have the strength and variety of programmes to suit your individual needs and interests, backed by the academic expertise and influence, support and facilities of a research-intensive global university.

Your experience will be unique, but we will ensure you benefit from both academic and personal development that will help you to achieve success and ensure your degree is an asset in your future prospects.

Our postgraduate guarantee underscores the commitment, dedicated resources and support we deliver for all Birmingham postgraduates.

This is our commitment to you

Career support

Our expert careers support and training will equip you for the next step in your journey.

Social, Health and Wellbeing

Your health, wellbeing and personal development will be as important to us as your academic achievement.

Academic Achievement

You will receive expert teaching, supervision and resources to help you succeed in your degree.

Research Culture

You will benefit from our world-leading research culture and you will be welcomed into our vibrant and stimulating research community.

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Career Support

Your ambition is our ambition. Whether you are already employed, changing career or are yet to enter the job market, when you join us you will benefit from our sector-leading employability support.

Get ready for tomorrow, with advice, guidance and opportunities at every step of your studies. From developing new skills to preparing for a PhD, our Careers Network can help you gain an advantage in the job market or advance in your field.

A Birmingham postgraduate degree will help you to grow and boost your professional prospects. As one of the most targeted UK university by top employers, we can teach you the skills required to make you a highly desirable graduate for employers locally, nationally and internationally.

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Academic Achievement

We expect a lot from our postgraduates, but you can expect a lot from us in return. We will work with you to identify your personal training and support needs as you engage in a challenging, yet rewarding postgraduate degree.

We use technology to enhance your learning and research. Take advantage of our library, collections and archives and choose your mode of study; from traditional methods to using e-resources to interact with collections digitally. Among purpose-built, modern surroundings, including labs that support both research and teaching, you will work alongside an expert team who can help you to exploit our state-of-the-art tools.

You will be taught and supervised by our outstanding academics, whose research shapes and informs your learning. Our schools and departments, and the University Graduate School will provide the best possible research and education environment, including dedicated study spaces in which you can work, and events and training programmes to support your development.

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Social Health and Wellbeing

As a safe, inclusive community, your wellbeing is our top priority. We’ll support every part of your mental and physical health, so you can realise your full potential.

As a civic university, we are committed to the principles of equality and diversity. We work to make sure that all our students feel safe and valued and that we contribute to the region through education and research. Postgraduate students make up more than 40% of our student community, so you are integral to our work as a university, whether you are learning on our Edgbaston campus, online or at our Dubai campus.

Your wellbeing is at the heart of your success. If you are based on, or near to, the Birmingham campus, you can take advantage of a wide range of opportunities beyond the curriculum, including sports, community volunteering, arts and culture. From joining the gym or a sports league to meeting like-minded people in a society or special interest club, you will have plenty of opportunities to socialise, network and enjoy your time at Birmingham.

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Research culture

Your degree will teach you the skills of research, enable you to engage with the insights of leading researchers in your field, and expose you to the challenges and excitement of original thinking and the pursuit of knowledge. You will have opportunities to participate in the activities of the University’s research centres and work alongside our research-active academics.

You will benefit from working in an environment in which excellence and innovation are made possible by brilliant people, outstanding facilities and strong collaborative networks. Within this nurturing academic community, you will be able to contribute to shaping and changing lives.