Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC)
Birmingham, the UK’s second city!
Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK and has all of the facilities you will ever need for a productive and enjoyable UK study experience (it also has the second largest student population in the UK). Birmingham is served by superb transport facilities, including light rail, an extensive bus network and its own international airport. These will be expanded further in the coming years with HS2 rail coming to the city. Our airport is also extending at the moment to allow students to fly directly from all over the world to explore our wonderful city. In fact, Birmingham was voted in the top 20 places in the world to visit in 2012 by the New York Times. With over 75000 students studying in the city, it has a great, youthful atmosphere with plenty to see and do. And, we are only 1 hour and 10 minutes from Central London by train. As Birmingham is right in the heart of the UK, all of the major UK cities are really easy to visit.
Something for everyone
In Birmingham you will never be bored. Renowned as one of the best shopping destinations in Europe, the city hosts some of the world’s most iconic brands including Selfridges in the Bullring. With markets, our famous Jewellery Quarter and over 1000 shops within 20 minutes’ walk of each other, there is truly something for everyone.
If shopping isn’t your thing, we also have a huge range of restaurants with cuisine from all over the world. Birmingham is a truly multicultural city with something to offer every taste. Birmingham is famous for our Chinatown and our curry houses. The Balti was actually invented in Birmingham and the best exponents of this type of cuisine can be found in our very own ‘Balti Triangle’. We also have plenty more food options from all over the world.
If you like sports, Birmingham is a truly remarkable city. With 4 major football teams nearby, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City F.C, the opportunities to watch top-class football on your doorstep are a major bonus for the students who come to Birmingham. You can see teams like Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea when they come to play our local teams. We are also home to the world-famous Edgbaston cricket ground and the National Indoor Arena where some of the world’s greatest athletes come to compete. During the London 2012 Olympic games, Usain Bolt and the Jamaican and U.S teams were based in Birmingham to train before the Games began.
If music is your thing, some of the biggest bands in the world play in Birmingham at the LG Arena, O2 Academy and NIA. We also have the Birmingham Hippodrome for lovers of theatre and Ballet.
So, there truly is something for everyone.
Birmingham City University
Our university is gaining a fantastic reputation in the UK and abroad for the commitment it has shown to facilities development and its unwavering commitment to graduate employability. This all combines to continue the establishment of a truly world-class study environment.
With over ￡180 million spent on facilities and some fantastic industry links, the university is seen as a rising star in UK education. This is exemplified by Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD).
The university currently has over 25000 students with an international population in excess of 2000 and the launch of BCUIC will boost that number even further.
BCUIC - Your pathway to success
BCUIC provides access to pathways leading to internationally recognised bachelor's and master's degrees from Birmingham City University. With guaranteed progression to each stage of your studies, BCUIC provides a fantastic learning environment and gives you everything you need to excel in your studies. Based on the stunning Bournville campus, the college is only 10 minutes from the city centre and is only 1 minute walk from the world-famous Cadbury chocolate factory for those of you with a sweet tooth.
As a BCUIC student, you will benefit from: A combined Offer of Admission — BCUIC will provide you with an Offer of Admission for your entire pathway.
Flexibility — BCUIC has a flexible entry system, with three intakes per year. This means you can begin your studies at a time that best suits you.
Access to Birmingham City University facilities — From your first day at BCUIC, you will have access to university facilities and services including modern, well-equipped teaching facilities, libraries and computer labs.
Small classes with personalised attention — BCUIC promotes a personalised and supportive approach to learning. Classes contain no more than 35 students and our lecturers are also available after class to provide further guidance when you need it.
Value for money — Course fees are competitively priced, so you'll receive an affordable but high-quality education that gives you maximum return on your investment.
Guaranteed progression to each stage of study — You will progress directly to each stage of your pathway assuming that normal progression criteria are met.
Accommodation options — Our expert staff can help to find the ideal accommodation for you. BCUIC will manage all of your accommodation needs to ensure your safety and comfort while studying with us.
Dedicated student support services —Help and advice are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for any academic or personal issues you may be facing.
Study at Birmingham City University
Live in Birmingham
- 5 reasons to study at Navitas at BCUIC
- 1 BCUIC students are all sponsored by Birmingham City University and they are fully-fledged university students from the day they arrive.
- 2 BCUIC is located in the famous Bournville campus of Birmingham City University. Our buildings are opposite the Cadbury chocolate factory. When the wind blows in the right direction, you can smell the melted Cadbury chocolate from our classrooms.
- 3 BCUIC students have access to all of Birmingham City University’s facilities, including a brand new £8.5 million sports centre.
- 4 Birmingham City University is among the top 10 universities in the UK for spending on facilities – Complete University Guide 2013
- 5 Birmingham City is ranked 27th of 124 UK universities for the number of students in graduate-level jobs – Sunday Times University Guide 2013