University College Birmingham

country rank  146
world rank  4185

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University Overview

Established in 1957, University College Birmingham is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Birmingham (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), West Midlands. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University College Birmingham (UCB) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University College Birmingham (UCB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 63 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this UK higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym UCB
Founded 1957
Motto Service Before Self
Colours Blue, red and gold

University Location

Address Summer Row
Birmingham (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
B3 1JB West Midlands
United Kingdom
T +44 (121) 232 4300
F +44 (121) 608 7100

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Admissions Office, University College Birmingham
Birmingham B3 1JB
+44 (121) 604 1040
(121) 232 4300

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University College Birmingham's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Privy Council

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Institute of Hospitality
  • Tourism Management Institute (TMI)
  • EuroCHRIE
  • Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
  • CMI Chartered Management Institute
  • Institute of Travel and Tourism (Centre of Excellence)
  • CIM Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Society of Sports Therapists
  • ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accounts
  • Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE)
  • Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME)

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