School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University

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

The school was founded in 1890 and is now located over three sites, Vittoria Street, St. Paul's Square and Carver Street, in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. The Vittoria Street building’s historical facade conceals a contemporary award-winning environment that includes multiple workshops, a basement machine workshop and stores, a specialist Technology Hub, an atrium gallery and exhibition space.
We cover all aspects of jewellery, silversmithing, horology, gemmology and business management. Students have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of materials including precious and non-precious metals, gemstones, plastics, textiles, wood and other experimental materials. Our students also benefit from an enviable range of cutting-edge equipment and technology used in today’s industry including electroforming, CAD/CAM 3D scanning, printing and cutting.
- Foundation year for our BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects, BA Horology and BSc Gemmology and Jewellery Studies.
- BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies
- BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects
- BA (Hons) Horology
- BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing – Design for Industry (Level 6/Top Up)
- HND Jewellery and Silversmithing
- Graduate Diploma Jewellery and Related Products
- MSc Gemmology
- MA Jewellery and Related Products
- PhD Art and Design