The University of Birmingham is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen’s College, Birmingham, and Mason Science College.

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.

Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do.


The University of Birmingham is located in the West Midlands region of England. The university is situated close to the city centre of Birmingham, with good transport links to the rest of the country. Birmingham is a large and vibrant city, with plenty to see and do. The university campus is also home to a number of shops, restaurants and other amenities.


The University offer top courses in Education & Training, Sport, Dentistry and English Language & Literature. Click below to discover the wide range of courses that the University of Birmingham offer.