The University

Established in 1900, the University of Birmingham is a beautiful redbrick university, with a leafy green campus, widely acknowledged as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. Birmingham students can study and relax on the grass in the shadows of stunning redbrick architecture, graduate in our inspiring Great Hall and learn from world-leading experts in a research-rich environment.

The University is currently undergoing a transformational redevelopment, which will open up our beautiful campus into a landscaped park at the heart of campus, with a range of spaces for activities ranging from ceremonial occasions and spaces for outdoor performances to showcasing exhibitions and a place for meeting and relaxing all year round.

The University of Birmingham is a research-intensive university, acknowledged for our commitment to providing outstanding teaching, and producing some of the most employable graduates in the country. Following an outstanding performance in the Quality Assurance Association (QAA) review, in 2017 Birmingham was awarded a Gold rating by the Teaching Excellence Framework, demonstrating our commitment to our students' futures.

We are proud to have produced some of the finest graduates in the country, including Olympic medallists, TV personalities, and we are delighted to count 11 Nobel prize winners among our staff and alumni, including prizes in Chemistry and Physics awarded in 2016.