Our campus

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.

Our 250-acre site has lawns, trees and green spaces, magnificent domed buildings, award winning museums and a 100-metre high clock tower providing an inspiring backdrop to your studies. The campus combines traditional ‘red brick’ buildings with new state-of-the-art facilities. In 2017, Birmingham opened a new academic library and the UoB Sports Centre, giving you access to a 50m swimming pool and exercise classes throughout the week.

Our Edgbaston campus offers a safe, friendly environment, with all the amenities of a small town, including;

  • Shops
  • Cafés
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable stall
  • Banks
  • Post office
  • Travel agent
  • Regular farmer's market
  • Medical and dental surgeries
  • Sports facilities
  • Train station

 At Birmingham you can experience some of the finest art in Europe by visiting our award-winning Barber Institute of Fine Arts, with its impressive collection of works by some of the world’s greatest artists. Our campus is also home to the Bramall Music Auditorium, a 450-seat venue for music, opera, drama and prestigious lectures.

Life at the University of Birmingham offers you the best of both worlds – a peaceful, safe and welcoming campus community on the doorstep of one of Europe’s most dynamic and culturally diverse cities.