Choosing to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree is an important investment, but with some clever budgeting, you can really take the financial pressure out of student life. Here we take a look at studying in the city of Birmingham.


Lower living costs

When it comes to student accommodation, you’ll find it is cheaper to rent in Birmingham than in London, helping to make it more affordable for students on a budget.

The average rent for a room (i.e. in a flatshare) in London is now £552 per month, in Birmingham, the average room is rented at £372 per month. This is a huge consideration in most students’ budgeting.

It isn’t just rent that is cheaper in London, either. General living costs as indicated by Numbeo see Birmingham with a Cost of Living Index score of 68, while London scored 84. A monthly travel pass, for example, costs 127% more in London than in Birmingham, providing our Birmingham students a monthly saving of £73.


Great career opportunities

The city itself is a fantastic place to get into business, enter a range of industries and find the opportunities you need to succeed.

Birmingham’s business infrastructure is impressive, with hubs and thriving professional communities around the Custard Factory and Brindley Place. A new tram system makes getting around simple, plus the city was recently named the best place in the UK to invest.


Lower tuition fees

If you are an international student, the tuition fees are lower for our courses at the Birmingham branch campus. This is true for undergraduate, pre-masters and postgraduate study. This makes our Birmingham campuses a strong proposition for those looking start their career with an industry-focused UK business degree.

Our Ulster University Birmingham branch campus offers students an affordable opportunity to study an industry-focused degree in one of the UK’s most exciting business destinations. The campus is central and accessible, near to all of the local supermarkets, restaurants and leisure activities.


Browse our Birmingham courses today.