Welcome to the School of Social Sciences, home to students from all around the world!

All of our undergraduate and postgraduate social sciences courses are open to international students, and our courses have been tailored to take a global approach to learning. 

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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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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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