|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
BA (Hons) Horology is the only one of its kind, taught by industry experts with professional experience. You’ll have the opportunity to gain professional membership of the British Horological Institute.
The skills of our graduates are highly sought after, securing roles with prestigious companies such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), Omega, Swatch and the British Museum. The course has high level of employability and student satisfaction ratings, with 90 per cent of graduating students in employment/further study six months after graduating, and a National Student Satisfaction rating of 98 per cent. The course is based at Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery. The School has 125 years of history, an international reputation for excellence, and is constantly responding to the needs of industry.
Studied full-time over three years, the course is practice-led, with the majority of your assessment via coursework. You will also undertake exams, some of a practical nature to align with industry experience.
Taught by practising horologists, you’ll study 10 modules, enabling you to secure a degree-level Horology qualification, as well as providing you with the specialist skills that the horology industry actively seeks.
In your first year, we will guide you through a series of exercises that will develop your practical competency, as well as the understanding of the evolution of horology mechanisms. You will also develop CAD design skills to assist you with your projects.
The second year of the course builds on your knowledge and skillset by gradually increasing the complexity of servicing and manufacturing techniques.
For your final year, you will produce a student ‘masterpiece’ that will showcase the skills you’ve learnt across the Horology course. This will help you unite your theoretical understanding in a physical object, as well as enabling you to build a portfolio of restoration and repairs, showcasing your skills.
During your first year, you will be introduced to a broad range of horological studies, theory and technical skills, building a sound base for further study in years two and three.
During your second year, you will be introduced to further theoretical study of horological mechanisms, and advanced design and technical skills.
During your final year, you will be introduced to further theoretical study of horological mechanisms, and advanced design and technical skills. Greater employability skills are developed, alongside the production of a ‘masterpiece’ that will summarise and demonstrate your knowledge and skills acquisition.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.