The University of Birmingham (informally Birmingham University) is the oldest red brick university in the United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen's College, Birmingham (founded in 1828 as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery) and Mason Science College(established in 1875 by Sir Josiah Mason). Birmingham is widely known to be the original red brick university. It is a founding member of both the Russell Group of British research universities and the international network of research universities.
The University of Birmingham was ranked 11th in the UK and 64th in the world by QS World University Rankings. In 2013, Birmingham was named 'University of the Year 2014' in the Times Higher Education awards. In an employability survey published by the New York Times, where CEOs and chairman’s were asked to select the top universities which they recruited from, Birmingham placed 55th in the world. The Global Employability University Ranking conducted by THES places Birmingham at 57th world-wide. Birmingham is also ranked 4th in the UK for Graduate Prospects in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015, higher than University of Oxford and the London School of Economics.
The University of Birmingham works in partnership with Kaplan International College London (KIC London) to offer innovative and flexible pathway programs to a number of undergraduate courses at Birmingham. Kaplan International College London (KIC London) runs foundation courses that equip students for entry to University of Birmingham. Students who successfully complete their course to the required level are guaranteed admission to study at University of Birmingham. The College also offers integrated and pre-sessional English tuition for students that do not meet the language requirements for their foundation course.Intakes: January, April & September
Foundation courses are available in the following disciplines
- Social Sciences
- Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Electrical & Mechanical)
Progression Degrees at University of Birmingham
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