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University of Birmingham - College of Social Sciences

University of Birmingham - College of Social Sciences

University of Birmingham - College of Social Sciences


The College of Social Sciences brings together over 450 academics (including 90 professors) and over 360 professional staff across a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. Around 25% of our staff are international and combined with over 42,500 global alumni representing over 185 countries, our work impacts all areas of society grounded in the key disciplines of business, economics, education, government and society, and social policy.

Why study at the University of Birmingham?

  • We are a global Top 100 University and are ranked top 20 in multiple UK league tables
  • We have been named the most targeted university by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2021
  • 87% of our research has a global impact (REF 2014)
  • Numerous UoB alumni and staff have been involved with work recognised with Nobel prizes
  • There is a wealth of employability support services available to students. The College and our Careers Network can provide you with practical advice and skills for career development. We also have excellent industrial links with global companies, such as Rolls Royce and Jaguar Land Rover, which allow opportunities for our students to gain insight and experience of the industry.
  • You could receive a Commonwealth Scholarship worth £3,000 or a Global Masters Scholarship worth £10,000 if you start your studies in September 2021. Information and eligibility criteria for both awards is available on our website.

Campus Features

Set on a traditional 'redbrick' campus, frequently voted one of the most beautiful in the UK, the University has a vibrant international community of students from over 150 different countries. With a combination of historic and contemporary architecture, leafy green outdoor spaces and state-of-the-art learning facilities and equipment, our Edgbaston campus is an inspirational environment to be in for your studies.

The City of Birmingham

Just a 7-minute train ride away from our on-campus University train station, lies the heart of Birmingham city centre, making travelling to anywhere else in the country easy. With a vibrant and thriving atmosphere and a wealth of attractions and entertainment to keep you occupied, there is much to experience in the City. Whether it’s shopping, sports, soaking up the culture or experimenting with food, there is something for everyone here. In fact, our students love Birmingham so much that 48% decide to stay in the region after they graduate.


    • Birmingham

      Birmingham, United Kingdom