A Leading Global British University In Dubai

The University of Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. At the University’s campus in Dubai, we are dedicated to delivering a first-class learning experience led by academics who are experts in their field. When you choose to study at the University of Birmingham Dubai, you are choosing an outstanding student experience at a global top 100, British university in one of the safest, most dynamic and diverse cities in the world.

We provide our students with the highest academic quality and the rigour of a world top 100 university and our students are an active part of a leading academic community, studying and working alongside academics who are global experts in their fields. Birmingham was awarded Gold, the highest possible ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which was introduced by the UK government to ensure excellence in higher education teaching. As well as outstanding teaching, 87% of Birmingham’s research activity is measured as having global impact in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), confirming its position among the world’s top universities for research. Further to this, the University of Birmingham Dubai has been granted Initial Institutional Licensure by the UAE’s Ministry of Education through the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), recognizing the quality of our educational experience, which stretches and challenges students to achieve their highest potential.

As well as the benefits of studying closer to home, our students also have the opportunity to gain international insight in their second year by studying at our UK campus. With a city packed full of different cultures and nationalities, you can network with peers from around the world and experience a thriving cosmopolitan community. As well as the outstanding academic benefits of studying with us, you will also gain a global outlook with a wide knowledge of, and insight into, a range of world cultures.

‘The staff are welcoming, and the teachers are engaging. When I first started, I thought it would be hard to transition from school to university, but the staff and academics made it so easy to adapt to the university environment.’ shared Abdulkareem, a BSc Business Management student while Hawwa, a BSc. Psychology student expressed ‘My experience has been great because we’re a community; there is a lot of academic support as well as welfare. You can walk up to anyone and they’re always ready to help.’ ‘The careers service is incredibly helpful when it comes to finding placements for students and creating networking opportunities. The careers service aided me in finding a three-month internship at Grant Thornton, which has been very beneficial for my career development.’ felt Aishatu, a MSc International Business Graduate student.

Our cutting-edge intelligent campus will open in September 2021, uniquely designed to offer a student experience like no other in Dubai. The new campus will provide an academic home for 2,900 students, a community for Birmingham alumni in the region and a hub for outreach and engagement activities in the local community. Your time at university can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of your life; your classmates and peers can become lifelong friends so we understand the importance of a well-rounded social experience. Along with our world-leading campus facilities our Students’ Association works closely with their UK counterparts to ensure you have a fun and enriching student led social calendar and our dedicated Student Wellbeing Officer is on-hand to offer dedicated guidance and support.

As a student at the University of Birmingham Dubai campus, you have access to our expert careers professionals who will use their wide range of industry contacts to help you take that next step towards employment. Through our close links with Dubai’s business, engineering and tech industries, our students and graduates are in the best possible position to take advantage of internships and unique career opportunities which will build the foundation of a successful future in Dubai and beyond. Graduating from a global top 100 ranked institution will provide fantastic career opportunities, including working for organizations such as Rolls-Royce, IBM, HSBC, Apple and BUPA to name a few.

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