Postgraduate study in Birmingham
Between them, Birmingham's three universities offer a huge variety of top-quality postgraduate courses. The University of Birmingham scored highly across the board, with subjects as diverse as chemical engineering, law and music submitting 4* research. Aston University rates highly in business-related subjects, while Birmingham City University has been recognised as a 'rising star' research institution.
Finding a job after postgraduate study in the West Midlands
Birmingham is a mere hour and a half's train ride from London, but it has plenty to keep you within its own city limits. Historically, Birmingham was known as the 'workshop of the world' and was home to pioneers of industry and science. Two hundred years later, it remains a major centre for manufacturing and engineering, thanks to big name automotive manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover.
Many banks, law firms and insurance companies are also based in the city, working with local and international clients. Thanks to recent major redevelopment of the city centre, Birmingham's service industry too is a popular graduate destination.