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Why study with us?

Here are our top reasons to choose the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University.

Multi-award winning

Taking 17 top prizes at the Goldsmith Awards 2017

Our internationally renowned School of Jewellery is the largest in Europe, with unrivalled facilities and expertise to develop your career in this exciting specialist sector.

Over 125 years of expertise

In Vittoria Street and now the Assay Office

Located in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, the School was founded in 1890. We have since expanded to include the Assay Office, home to one-of-a-kind Gemmology courses.

State-of-the-art facilities

Utilise our studios, workshops and teaching spaces

Our industry-standard facilities are unrivalled – we have everything you need under one impressive roof, including specialist horology labs, 3D printing, silversmithing, jewellery laboratories and more.  

Gain industry exposure

First hand work experience for your CV

You’ll have the chance to gain industry experience through live projects, guest lectures and study trips.

Vittoria Street Gallery

Internal and external exhibitions

Situated within the School, Vittoria Street Gallery hosts a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events which spans the breadth of the jewellery discipline and other associated art and design practices.

Overseas experience

Understanding jewellery on a global scale

Overseas trip opportunities in many of our courses give you an international perspective on jewellery and the industry.

Get £150 free credit

Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials

To welcome all new undergraduate degree students starting in 2017 or 2018, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways.

Learn from the best

Staff prominent in the jewellery industry working with you

Enthusiastic and supportive staff team with whom you’ll have extensive contact time with throughout your course.

Industry Partnerships

Working alongside key industry partners

We support a wide cross section of industry through its research, knowledge transfer activities, training, mentoring and industry focused collaborative consultancy and projects.


Book onto our next Open Day - Saturday 25 November

Our Open Days are designed to give you all the information you need about the University and the courses you're interested in, with a non-stop programme of events and activities running throughout the day.

You, your friends and family will be the centre of our attention, as you meet and talk to our friendly staff and students about courses, careers and all aspects of study.

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Watch an introduction to our school

The internationally renowned School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University is the largest in Europe, with unrivalled facilities and expertise to develop your career.

Our courses are delivered by a dedicated team of lecturers and technicians with specialist knowledge and expertise and strong links to industry.

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Ask our students anything!

If you want to know what it's really like to study at Birmingham City University, there's no better people to ask than the students who are already here doing it. They'll be able to answer all your questions - big or small - and show you around the campus too. Make sure you say hello!

What you can do at one of our Open Days