With around 25,000 students from 80 different countries, Birmingham City University is one of the largest universities in the UK and our popularity has grown significantly in recent years. Between 2008 and 2010, we had the highest rise in UCAS applications of any university in the Midlands. Situated in Birmingham, the UK’s second city, we are proud of our strong links and close collaboration with the region, which dates back to 1843. The University puts more than £270 million into the regional economy and supports thousands of jobs in the city and surrounding area. Our six academic faculties offer over 350 courses, from foundation level, through undergraduate degree programmes, to taught Master’s courses and research doctorates. About a third of our students study part-time, combining employment with our professionally relevant courses, improving their career prospects.