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University College Birmingham

Accredited by The University of Birmingham

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Tracing its history back over 100 years, University College Birmingham is the United Kingdom's only specialist institution for Higher Education in the fields of Hospitality, Food, Tourism and Recreational Management.

As a specialist institution, our facilities, equipment, staffing and reputation are world renowned. We have an excellent international reputation being the winner of many awards including a Centre of Vocational Excellence for Catering, Hospitality, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, a Beacon Centre of Excellence and Best Hotel School in the UK.

We offer an unparalleled portfolio of full-time programmes, from National Vocational Qualifications to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The majority of degrees are awarded by the University of Birmingham. Specialist fields include hospitality, tourism, culinary arts, sports, marketing, retail, food management, sports therapy and childcare. All our courses are designed to develop high levels of transferable skills that will make our students valued team members in any working environment.

Facilities at the institution are some of the best in the United Kingdom. Ten training kitchens and four training restaurants, three of which serve members of the public, provide students with experience of preparing and serving food and beverages. The experience of working in our range of restaurants helps to equip our hospitality students to take up senior positions with leading hotels and restaurants upon completing their programmes. The Spa offers three hairdressing studios, four holistic therapy salons, a spa pool, steam room, sauna, solarium and flotation therapy suite.

We welcome applications from international students, who choose the institution because of our reputation, up-to-date study programmes and first-class facilities. With 1,100 international students from more than 65 countries, we are a friendly and welcoming institution, in a city buzzing with nightlife and culture.