The School of Law at Birmingham City University is home to students from a wide number of countries studying on traditional degree programmes and short-term international courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

A legal education at Birmingham City University is widely recognised and many of our international students return to their home country to either pursue legal practice or requisite professional qualifications in their jurisdiction.

As a law student you will not only develop and refine knowledge in discrete areas of English and international law but also develop key transferable skills designed to enhance your employability profile. Many international students have travelled thousands of miles to study at Birmingham City University and the School offers you an engaging and diverse study experience based in the city of Birmingham which is the second largest city in the UK.

Due to our proximity close to the legal and business district of the city we enjoy strong links with Birmingham Law Society and law firms around the West Midlands. The benefit of these links is passed directly onto you so that you can enhance your network of contacts whilst seeking relevant legal practice experience to enhance your employability profile.

International students are provided with a variety of support mechanisms whilst studying in the School of Law including a Personal Tutor and access to a student success adviser. These are in addition to academic support from law tutors and support from our learning services and law librarian. Our Centre for Academic Success also offers English language support for international students.

Remember to check legal practice requirements in your own country if your aim is to pursue a career in legal practice back home.  We offer legal courses recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and The General Council of the Bar in England and Wales.

Hear from Ian Fox-Williams, Director of International Recruitment and Development


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International Services

You’ll find a diverse and welcoming environment at Birmingham City University. We’re a modern and dynamic international university, with staff, students and alumni from more than 100 countries.

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.

Find out more about all the services we offer to international students at Birmingham City University below.

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International Mobility

Want to study abroad during your degree? Or are you already at a University abroad, and want to come and study with us?

As an international School of Law, we offer international mobility to both our own students, and students already studying abroad who want to join us short term.

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Birmingham City University International College

Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) offers a range of dedicated pathway programmes with additional academic support to help prepare you for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at Birmingham City University.

BCUIC is a good choice for you if you don’t meet the academic or English language requirements to go straight onto one of our courses, or if you have been away from education for some time and want to improve your skills.

Depending on your current academic level and your chosen degree programme, you can enrol onto a one, two or three-semester pathway programme with BCUIC at either foundation level, first year level or pre-Master’s level.

International Student Buddies

International Student Buddies Image 350x263 - Buddies in letterman jackets Our award winning International Student Buddies are here to make sure your transition to University life goes as smoothly as possible. 

All international students can sign up to the scheme, and will be given a buddy to help with a lot of different things, in and out of Uni.

But don't just take it from us - here are the International Student Buddies to explain the scheme in their own words!

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Our Courses Abroad

We pride ourselves on being a global law school and not only do we offer law programmes with an international focus on campus but we also have a longstanding collaboration with Kaplan in Singapore.

We are proud to have both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, specifically the LLB and LLM in International Business Law, delivered transnationally. Students at Kaplan study the same programme as on campus at BCU and are encouraged to engage with students on campus and each course has a Link Tutor who is an academic in the School of Law who works closely with students and staff at Kaplan Singapore studying on these courses.