Gemmology and Jewellery Studies - BSc (Hons)

Gemmology and Jewellery Studies - BSc (Hons)

Bachelor degree
36 months
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Application fee: £27
Intakes: September
International tuition: £12,800
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

Birmingham City University's highly practical Gemmology and Jewellery Studies degree offers an introduction to gemmological theory and testing, diamond grading and jewellery valuation. With university's fully-equipped gem labs at your disposal, you’ll be able to carry out a range of standard and advanced gemmological tests used in the identification of gemstones. You’ll have the chance to put gem materials under the microscope, from natural and synthetic gemstones through to imitation. There will also be a chance to learn complementary skills such as photography. You’ll study at university's brand new purpose-built facilities at the Assay Office, just a few minutes’ walk from the School of Jewellery and in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, where much of today’s jewellery is still made. Birmingham City University's staff team are all experts in their field, and have extensive industry experience. Birmingham City University's graduates go on to work in a wide variety of roles in the jewellery industry throughout the world.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



IELTS Speakers require IELTS 6.0.

Career opportunities

Employability and key transferable skills are embedded within the course ethos to maximise students’ capabilities and understanding of potential career opportunities. Each module is designed to incorporate both generic and industry-specific skillsets to give students maximum flexibility in their chosen career path. Modules are structured to include field visits and opportunities for students to observe and develop an understanding of potential routes to employment. Additionally, the course content includes extensive training in advanced analytical techniques which are required by laboratories worldwide.

Campus location

Birmingham , United Kingdom