Birmingham City University is one of the UK's most dynamic places to study. We are a vibrant, multicultural university with around 24,500 students from over 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 £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities.
For courses requiring 112 UCAS entry points, we expect students to be studying (or have attained) the Baccalauréat with a minimum overall grade of 12+/20 (Assez Bien - Quite Good). In terms of Maths requirement, we expect a score of 10/20 in maths for most courses, but 15/20 in Maths if you are applying for an Engineering programme. In terms of English language proficiency, we expect that you pass an academic IELTS with at least an overall score of 6.0, with no band under 5.5.
To be considered for a place on a Master’s or Postgraduate Certificate course, you will normally be a graduate of a French or UK university. Graduates of French universities must have a Maitrise or Diplôme d'ingénieur (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of Assez Bien.
English language requirements
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.
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FAQs for EU students
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