|No. of international students||6655||2013 Ranking||30|
|Student : Staff ratio||5.8||2014 Ranking||15|
Birmingham is an internationally respected, research-led university. The most recent measure of UK research (RAE 2008) confirmed the excellent quality of the university’s research, which leads the world in music, primary care, cancer studies, psychology, and sports and exercise studies.
Sport takes centre stage at Birmingham – not only on the playing fields but as a key part of its academic portfolio. It is one of the UK’s leading sporting universities, regularly finishing in the top three of the British Universities and Colleges Sport league. The Jamaican track and field team for the 2012 London Olympics trained at the university’s facilities.
Striking examples of Victorian architecture remain on the large, leafy campus in Edgbaston, which also comes equipped with all mod cons: bars, cafes, shops, a hair salon, a concert hall, banks, an art gallery, a medical practice, a nursery – even its own train station (only one stop to the city centre). It also has one of the largest student unions in the country, as well as excellent employment figure s. The city of Birmingham is a hotbed of multi-cultureless, where people from all parts of the world have come and in some cases stayed. This melting pot produces a vibrant atmosphere – and of course lots of choice at breakfast, lunch and dinner!