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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 Degree

Vitnemål for videregående opplæring/ vitnemål fra den videregående skole with 3.5 overall for 112; 4.0 for 120 and 4.5 for 128.   Level 2 requirement (GCSE) - Vitnemål for grunnskolen - Grade 6 - 3 (where 6 is the highest) for relevant subjects

Postgraduate Degree

We are happy to accept a Bachelorgrad with overall of Grade C for 2.2, B for 2.1 and A for 1st

Special requirements

Art, Design and Media

Most undergraduate courses in Art, Design and Media faculty require a good portfolio of artwork. Some postgraduate courses also require a portfolio, others require a proposal of studies while some courses require both a portfolio and a proposal of studies. Please check faculty website for specific requirements.

Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE)

All undergraduate courses in the CEBE faculty require Mathematics with a minimum of Grade C/4 at GCSE Level or the equivalent (Grade 3 at  Vitnemål for grunnskolen)

However for the Engineering suite and BEng Telecommunication and Networks, Mathematics is required at A Level minimum Grade C or the equivalent (Grade 3 at Vitnemål for videregående opplæring/ vitnemål fra den videregående skole)

Business School

All Business School undergraduate Year 1 courses require Mathematics minimum of Grade C/4 at GCSE Level or the equivalent (Grade 3 at  Vitnemål for grunnskolen)

English language requirements

Typical requirement is IELTS 6.0 overall with no band below 5.5, however some courses may require a higher score.

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?

Mr Charles Magee
International Regional Manager
International Office
Birmingham City University

Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk