How to Apply for an English Course

Undergraduate applications

Non-standard qualifications, Access to Higher Education courses and appropriate experience will be considered on an individual basis.

We welcome applications from mature students.

Full time

You should apply through UCAS. Selection may be via interview and/or exploratory essay.

Part time

You should apply directly to the University. The link to the application form can be found on the 'How to Apply' tab of your course page.

Postgraduate applications

Masters courses

Information on applying to our postgraduate courses can be found on the following course information pages:

The 'Entry Requirements' and 'How to Apply' sections on each course page contain details on the application process.

Research degrees

If you are interested in applying for a PhD, contact the Doctoral Research College (

Applicants should normally possess a good first degree and a master's degree in English.

Find out more about our staff research interests by visiting the Research and Staff sections.

Help with applying

For help with your application, please contact the School of English Admissions Office on +44 (0)121 331 7279.

If you are not sure how to apply, then help is at hand in the Birmingham City University applying to us guide.