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Birmingham City University is one of the UK's most dynamic places to study. We are a vibrant, multicultural university with over 30,000 students from around 100 countries and offer an innovative and practical approach to teaching and learning.

Our portfolio of excellent courses, investment in state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff and focus on practical skills and professional relevance are making us a first choice for students. Our courses are highly practical and career focused, and many are accredited by professional bodies. This means that you'll gain qualifications with us that are prized by employers, giving you an important advantage in the job market.

We've invested heavily in innovative technology to give our students the best possible preparation for their chosen careers. Facilities include a mock law court, a virtual radiography suite, broadcast studios, fashion workshops and a mock operating theatre.

Our research work is attracting international attention too, with research across 11 of our subject areas being classed as 'world-leading', 'internationally excellent' or 'recognised internationally' in the prestigious Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

It's a particularly exciting time to become a student at Birmingham City University. We've invested over £400 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities.

Undergraduate courses

For most courses requiring 112 UCAS entry points, we expect applicants to be sitting or have passed the Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) with a minimum overall score of 2,2, and an average subject grades of 12/15.  Students also require a minimum of 6/12 in Maths from the Abitur or a score 4 in Realschulabschluss and a pass in the IELTS test with overall 6.0, no band under 5.5.  For technical or engineering courses, we require a minimum Maths score of 10/12. 

Postgraduate courses

To be considered for a place on a Master’s course, you will normally be a graduate of a German or UK university. Graduates with a German Fachhochschulen with either a Diplom, Staatsexamen or a Magister Artium need a mark of Sehr gut (1) or Gut (2) with an aggregate mark of 2.5 to be eligible to apply.

English language requirements

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Every year we provide a number of scholarships and bursaries recognising the talents of our international students, which can help cover part of your tuition fees.

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries...

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Country contact

Do you have a question?

Mizan Ahmed
Acting Regional Manager 
Based at Birmingham City University’s City Centre Campus.

Email: Mizan.Ahmed@bcu.ac.uk

EU student advice

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