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University College Birmingham
University College Birmingham
Accredited by the University of Birmingham
Studying a master’s degree at University College Birmingham, you can really tailor your course to your chosen career and make an immediate impact when you graduate. And the vast majority of its MA and MSc degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham, ranked fifth by the Complete University Guide for graduate prospects.
Its postgraduate degrees are highly-specialised, whether you are looking to go into management in the field of aviation, accounting, business and enterprise, tourism, marketing or culinary arts, lead the way in education, work on prosthetics in film and TV or support top sporting athletes.
You can also gain additional professional qualifications from leading industry bodies such as the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), learn from experts and take part in study trips abroad.
Ellie Stokes’ master’s degree in Education and Learning opened doors into a career in bereavement support for children and young people. "It opened my eyes to how learning and teaching can apply to different settings, beyond nurseries, schools and universities," she said. "It also helped me build on the knowledge and understanding I had gained through my BA, which I was able to apply to my counselling course.”
Over 10% of the university’s degree-level students are postgraduates and come from all over the world, with notable alumni including Culinary Arts Management master’s graduate Garima Poddar, a celebrity chef in her home country of India who has been featured in India’s top 100 women achievers.
Star academics include Affi Agbodo, a government adviser on economic strategy, Elaine Limond, who coached the U20s England Women’s Rugby team, and special effects expert Alex Wahey, who worked on Doctor Who and Game of Thrones and received two Emmy Award Certificates for her prosthetics work.
Vital financial support
The university’s postgraduate fees are among the most competitive in the sector, and it also runs a number of fee waivers, bursaries and scholarships that can substantially reduce costs. And with a Postgraduate Loan, once fees have been paid, you will have over £3,000 left to cover your living costs.
Accommodation and student life
The university has dedicated postgraduate blocks within its halls of residence in central Birmingham, and you can join a range of clubs and societies, including course-based societies and the International Society. Birmingham itself is voted 7th best place in the UK to study by QS Best Student Cities.
Gold standard facilities
As a postgraduate, you will learn in world-class facilities, with £130 million invested to give students a competitive edge. These include an aviation and tourism suite with replica plane cabin and a financial trading suite, the biggest among all UK universities. There is also a dedicated postgraduate centre.
Connections for real-life experience
The university’s connections with industry means postgraduates have access to a wide variety of placement opportunities with top employers worldwide.
Hospitality with Tourism Management MSc graduate Abraham Hansen got to go on placement at the 4-star Manor on Golden Pond Hotel in New Hampshire, USA. He said: "My placement was an eye-opener for me, helping me understand how the hospitality industry works in countries aside from the UK.
“Overall, I liked the fact University College Birmingham has outstanding facilities and a personal touch to courses."
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