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Foundation Programmes at BCU

If you do not meet the direct entry requirements for a Master’s degree, you might want to consider studying a Pre-Master’s programme with Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC).

  • Foundation in Architecture

    Undergraduate – BA – Sept, Jan or May

    This pathway leads onto degrees specialising in interior architecture and landscape architecture, as well as the RIBA-validated architecture programme. The modules include...

    Foundation in Architecture
  • Foundation in Business

    Undergraduate – BA – Sept, Jan or May

    Birmingham City University offers a range of study specialisms within Business and Management, and this pathway leads onto nine such degrees. Modules include...

    Foundation in Business
  • First Year in Business

    Undergraduate – BA – Sept or Jan

    This pathway will get you started on your chosen degree, and you will join mainstream university students in your second year. Modules include Business Analysis...

    First Year in Business
  • Foundation in Education

    Undergraduate – BA – Sept or Jan

    This pathway leads onto BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, with modules including Numerical Techniques, Interactive Learning and Communication...

    Foundation in Education
  • First Year in Education

    Undergraduate – BA – Sept

    This pathway will get you started on BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies. It is an integrated pathway, meaning that you will study a mix of BCUIC modules and university modules...

    First Year in Education
  • Foundation in Engineering

    Undergraduate – BEng/MEng – Sept or Jan

    This pathway leads onto both Bachelor’s and integrated Master’s degrees in several engineering specialisms – namely Automotive, Civil, Electronic and Mechanical...

    Foundation in Engineering
  • First Year in Engineering

    Undergraduate – BEng/MEng – Sept

    The School of Engineering boasts industry links with companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, and lots of work placement opportunities. This integrated pathway, taught at the University...

    First Year in Engineering
  • Foundation in Fashion

    Undergraduate – BA – Sept, Jan or May

    The University has a dedicated School of Fashion and Textiles, housing facilities including 100 industrial sewing and specialist machines. This pathway covers...

    Foundation in Fashion
  • Foundation in Jewellery

    Undergraduate – BA/BSc – Sept, Jan or May

    The School of Jewellery, located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, is one of the largest in the world. This BCUIC pathway leads onto specialist degrees in Jewellery...

    First Year in Health Science
  • Foundation in Law

    Undergraduate – LLB – Sept or Jan

    The University’s Law courses are based in the Curzon Building, which houses simulated magistrates and high courts. This pathway leads onto...

    Foundation in Law
  • Foundation in Marketing

    Undergraduate – BA – Sept, Jan or May

    This pathway leads onto a range of programmes, enabling you to choose a specialism within marketing – such as advertising, retail or digital. All degrees are aligned with the...

    Foundation in Marketing
  • First Year in Marketing

    Undergraduate – BA – Sept or Jan

    This pathway will get you started on your chosen degree, and you will join mainstream university students in your second year. Modules include an introduction to Creative...

    First Year in Marketing
  • Foundation in Media

    Undergraduate – BA/BSc – Sept or Jan

    This pathway leads onto a range of media and communication degrees, enabling you to choose a specialism – such as music, TV or radio. The University’s Media...

    Foundation in Media
  • Foundation in Psychology

    Undergraduate – BSc – Sept, Jan or May

    Are you interested in applying scientific reasoning to understand patterns of behaviour? This pathway leads onto BSc (Hons) Psychology, with modules including Critical Thinking and...

    Foundation in Psychology
  • Foundation in Sports Science

    Undergraduate – BSc – Sept or Jan

    The University’s Sports Science courses are based at the City South Campus, which has received a £41m investment in new sports facilities. This pathway features modules such as...

    Foundation in Sports Science