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University of Birmingham Dubai

At the University of Birmingham Dubai, we are dedicated to delivering a first-class learning experience led by academics who are experts in their field.

As one of the world’s leading international universities and one of the world’s top 100, you can be assured of high-quality education from the University of Birmingham. As a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities, which includes Oxford and Cambridge, we are the first of this group to open a campus in the international education hub of Dubai. This continues our legacy of connecting the brightest students from across the globe, offering an outstanding educational experience delivered by excellent teachers in a university renowned for research and teaching. 

There has never been a more exciting time to join the University of Birmingham’s global community. Our campus offers the opportunity to gain a world-class British university education in one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting cities.

Birmingham is a university with a global reputation, meaning that our students graduate with a degree that is recognized and respected around the world. As the only global top 100 universities with a campus in Dubai, we are also ranked 79th in the QS World University Rankings. What is particularly significant about these rankings is that they draw on data from global employers and other leading higher education institutions.

The reputation of a great university is built on the quality of its research and teaching. The results of the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed our position as one of only a handful of British universities that can produce world-leading or internationally renowned research across such a broad range of subjects.

In our teaching, we are delighted to have been awarded the highest Gold rating, as part of the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). By studying with us you can be confident in outstanding teaching experience, taught by academics who are experts in their fields, shaping policy, influencing society, and changing lives around the globe.

Whether you are seeking to begin your academic journey or build on your existing knowledge through postgraduate study or executive education, you can be confident that we will stretch, challenge and support you every step of the way and celebrate your future success.

Important Facts

When you choose the University of Birmingham Dubai, you are choosing to study at an outstanding internationally focused university renowned for changing lives and transforming society. If that wasn't enough, here are 10 reasons why you should choose us. 

1. A globally recognized education

We are one of the Top 100 Global Universities, ranked 81st as per QS ranking 2020. The world ranking of any university is extremely important to understand the value of the learning experience and the value of the degree certificate in the global market. The QS university ranking system evaluates universities based on the key metrics of academic reputation, research output, faculty-to-student ratio, and also the number of international students and faculty members.

We are a part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, which includes the University of Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, and University College London. Russell Group universities are research-led and considered academically excellent.

2. World-changing research – 11 Nobel Prize Winners

11 of our former staff and students have been awarded Nobel Prizes. From revealing the structure of DNA to developing new treatments for heart disease and cancer, the research and work of our Nobel Prize winners have made an impact worldwide. Our Birmingham Heroes continue to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges, from anti-biotic resistance, Zika, and Ebola to cybersecurity and sustainable energy.

3. Delivering Excellence in Teaching

We hold a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This framework was introduced by the British Government to recognize and encourage teaching excellence in universities and colleges. It is intended to help you choose where to study, by providing clear information about teaching provision and student outcomes. Being awarded the highest rating in TEF means you can be assured of our commitment to delivering outstanding teaching, learning, and outcomes for our students. 

4. Increasing your employability

As well as giving you an exceptional educational experience, you will also gain the skills and expertise that top employers are seeking in the current global market. The University of Birmingham is a global institution that commands a strong international reputation, because of this, many of our students embark on careers across the globe with multi-national employers and the university has been rated as the top 2 most targeted universities by leading employers (High Fliers 2020). As a student of the University of Birmingham Dubai, you will have access to our Expert Careers Advice Team and a wide range of services to help you take that next step towards employment. 

5. Student experience

We know that learning does not stop when you leave the lecture theatre. Studying at the University of Birmingham Dubai will be an enriching experience that takes in all aspects of life – social and cultural as well as educational. This holistic Student Experience includes our dedicated Student Wellbeing Officer and Students Association team who organize various fun social activities, competitions, cultural days, and sports challenges. We also have a dedicated Students Association room on campus with pool tables, foosball tables, PlayStation, chill areas, and lots of board games and books.

6. Dynamic Dubai

Dubai is a young and exciting city, known for its diversity, friendliness, and dynamic economy. A global business hub with state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology, Dubai offers opportunities to experience different cultures like few other cities on Earth.

This globally connected city is rapidly becoming established as an international education hub, with nearly 30 international universities providing students from across the globe with the opportunity to pursue the highest quality study. Dubai has firmly established itself as a global leader in innovation. As a hyper-connected, pro-business hub between the East & the West, it provides many career options for talented graduates.

The 2019 Year of Tolerance celebrated the diversity of UAE residents and how a society of over 200 nationalities are able to live harmoniously within the UAE and embrace each other’s cultures.

7. Year Two at our Edgbaston Campus

Time spent overseas can be one of the most rewarding opportunities available to you during your undergraduate studies. It enriches the university experience and enhances your employment prospects. With a 250-acre campus at the heart of the UK, you can gain further international experience by electing to study your second year in Birmingham as part of your undergraduate degree program (subject to academic attainment).

8. A spectacular new campus launches in 2021

A 50,000m2 campus will be located in the Dubai International Academic City which is designed to encourage collaboration across all academic disciplines, with flexible learning spaces and formal teaching spaces ensuring teaching and research can work in tandem. The new campus will include state-of-the-art facilities including a soundproof library, auditorium, large and small classrooms, fully equipped computer and engineering labs, green open spaces, and a grand entrance to welcome you in September 2021. 

9. Outstanding Scholarships Options

Our scholarship options are designed to reward academic excellence and these financial awards can be carried forward through the entire program in foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We also give our Dubai students the exceptional opportunity to use your acquired Dubai scholarship at our UK campus if you decide to study there in Year 2. 

 

Ranking / Awards

World-changing research – 11 Nobel Prize Winners

11 of our former staff and students have been awarded Nobel Prizes. From revealing the structure of DNA to developing new treatments for heart disease and cancer, the research and work of our Nobel Prize winners have made an impact worldwide. Our Birmingham Heroes continue to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges, from anti-biotic resistance, Zika, and Ebola to cybersecurity and sustainable energy.

A globally recognized education

We are one of the Top 100 Global Universities, ranked 81st as per QS ranking 2020. The world ranking of any university is extremely important to understand the value of the learning experience and the value of the degree certificate in the global market. The QS university ranking system evaluates universities based on the key metrics of: academic reputation, research output, faculty-to-student ratio, and also the number of international students and faculty members.

We are a part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, which includes the University of Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and University College London. Russell Group universities are research-led and considered academically excellent.

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  • Ranking: 81
  • Type of Accommodation: On Campus

Financials

Annual Cost of living 40000 AED /year
Average Annual UG Fee 85000 AED
Average Annual PG Fee 113364 AED
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Computer Science BSc with Integrated Foundation Year

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