Our campus

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.  

Our main campus is rich in heritage and beauty, with lawns, trees and green spaces, magnificent domed buildings and a 100-metre high clock tower providing an inspiring backdrop to your studies. It offers a peaceful, safe and welcoming academic community for students from over 150 countries.

The campus

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Studying in the shadow of striking architecture on a 250-acre green and leafy site, you will be inspired to get the most out of your time here.

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

The campus combines traditional ‘red brick’ buildings and state-of-the-art facilities, which are continually being developed and improved. In September 2012 the new Bramall Music Auditorium opened as the latest addition to our campus. This multi-million pound development provides a 450-seat auditorium for music, opera, drama and prestigious lectures, as well as state-of-the-art rehearsal rooms and recording facilities. There are few universities with such a wealth of culture on their campus. At Birmingham you can experience some of the finest art in Europe on campus every day of the week by visiting our award-winning Barber Institute of Fine Arts, with its impressive collection of works by some of the world’s greatest artists. 

Other developments currently in progress include a new sports centre, which will feature a 50-metre swimming pool, and a new library development which will provide outstanding facilities for a new generation of students and researchers, as well as an open access cultural hub for the University and the city.