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

  • Business
  • Law
  • Social Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Electrical & Mechanical)

Progression Degrees at University of Birmingham


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  • Accounting and Finance, BSc
  • Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, BSc
  • Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science BSc with a year in industry
  • Biochemistry (Genetics), BSc
  • Biochemistry with an International Year, BSc(Hons)
  • Biochemistry with Biotechnology, BSc(Hons)
  • Biochemistry with Molecular Cell Biology, BSc(Hons)
  • Biological Sciences (Biotechnology), BSc(Hons)
  • Biological Sciences (Environmental Biology), BSc(Hons)
  • Biological Sciences (Genetics), BSc
  • Biological Sciences (Microbiology), BSc(Hons)
  • Biological Sciences (Plant Biology), BSc(Hons)
  • Biological Sciences (Zoology), BSc(Hons)
  • Biological Sciences, BSc(Hons)
  • Biological Sciences with Professional Placement, MSci(Hons)
  • Biological Sciences with Study in Continental Europe, BSc(Hons)
  • Biosciences with Business Management, BSc(Hons)
  • Business Management (Year in Industry), BSc
  • Business Management, BSc
  • Business Management with Communications, BSc
  • Business Management with Marketing, BSc
  • Chemical and Energy Engineering, BEng
  • Chemical and Energy Engineering, MEng
  • Chemical and Energy Engineering with Industrial Study, BEng
  • Chemical Engineering (International Study), MEng
  • Chemical Engineering, BEng
  • Chemical Engineering, MEng
  • Chemical Engineering with Business Management, BEng
  • Chemical Engineering with Business Management, MEng
  • Chemical Engineering with Business Management with Industrial Study, BEng
  • Chemical Engineering with Business Management with Industrial Study, MEng
  • Chemical Engineering with Industrial Study, BEng
  • Chemical Engineering with Industrial Study, MEng
  • Chemistry, BSc
  • Chemistry with Business Management, BSc
  • Chemistry with Pharmacology, BSc
  • Civil and Energy Engineering, BEng
  • Civil and Energy Engineering, MEng
  • Civil and Railway Engineering, BEng
  • Civil and Railway Engineering, MEng
  • Civil Engineering, BEng
  • Civil Engineering, MEng
  • Civil Engineering with Business Management, BEng
  • Civil Engineering with Business Management, MEng
  • Civil Engineering with Industrial Experience, MEng
  • Civil Engineering with International Study, MEng
  • Computer Science, BSc
  • Computer Science with a year in industry, BSc
  • Computer Science with an Industrial Year, MSci
  • Computer Science with Business Management, BSc
  • Computer Science with Business Management with a year in industry, BSc
  • Computer Science with Study Abroad, BSc
  • Computer Science/Software Engineering, MEng
  • Computer Science/Software Engineering with a year in industry, MEng
  • Computer Systems Engineering, BEng
  • Computer Systems Engineering, MEng
  • Computer Systems Engineering with Business Management, BEng
  • Computer Systems Engineering with Business Management, MEng
  • Computer Systems Engineering with Business Management with Industrial Year, MEng
  • Computer Systems Engineering with Business Management with Industrial Year, BEng
  • Computer Systems Engineering with Industrial Year, BEng
  • Computer Systems Engineering with Industrial Year, MEng
  • Economics and Political Science, BSc
  • Economics, BSc
  • Electrical and Energy Engineering, BEng
  • Electrical and Energy Engineering, MEng
  • Electrical and Energy Engineering with Industrial Year, BEng
  • Electrical and Energy Engineering with Industrial Year, MEng
  • Electrical and Railway Engineering, BEng
  • Electrical and Railway Engineering, MEng
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering, BEng
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering, MEng
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Industrial Year, BEng
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Industrial Year, MEng
  • Electronic Engineering with Business Management, BEng
  • Electronic Engineering with Business Management, MEng
  • Electronic Engineering with Business Management, MEng
  • Electronic Engineering with Business Management with Industrial Year, BEng
  • Electronic Engineering with Business Management with Industrial Year, MEng
  • Human Biology, BSc(Hons)
  • Human Biology with an International Year, BSc(Hons)
  • International Business, BSc
  • International Business with Communications, BSc
  • International Business with Communications, BSc
  • International Relations, BA
  • International Relations with Economics, BA
  • International Relations with Economics with Year Abroad, BA
  • International Relations with Political Science, BA
  • International Relations with Political Science with Year Abroad, BA
  • Law, LLB
  • Law with Business Studies, LLB
  • Materials Engineering, MEng
  • Materials Engineering with Industrial Experience, MEng
  • Materials Science and Energy Engineering, BEng
  • Materials Science and Energy Engineering, MEng
  • Materials Science and Engineering with Business Management, BEng
  • Materials Science and Engineering with Business Management, MEng
  • Materials Science and Engineering with Business Management, MEng
  • Materials Science and Technology, BEng
  • Mathematical Economics and Statistics, BSc
  • Mathematics and Computer Science, BSc
  • Mathematics and Computer Science with Industrial Year, BSc
  • Mathematics, BSc
  • Mathematics with Business Management, BSc
  • Mathematics with Business Management, MSci
  • Mechanical and Materials Engineering, BEng
  • Mechanical and Materials Engineering, MEng
  • Mechanical Engineering (Automotive), BEng
  • Mechanical Engineering (Automotive), MEng
  • Mechanical Engineering, BEng
  • Mechanical Engineering, MEng
  • Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Year, MEng
  • Metallurgy, BEng
  • Money, Banking and Finance, BSc
  • Physics (International Study), BSc
  • Physics, BSc
  • Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology, BSc
  • Planning and Economics, BSc(Hons)
  • Planning and Social Policy, BSc(Hons)
  • Policy, Politics and Economics with Year Abroad, BA
  • Political Economy, BA
  • Political Economy with Year Abroad, BA
  • Political Science and Philosophy, BA
  • Political Science and Philosophy with Year Abroad, BA
  • Political Science and Sociology, BA
  • Political Science and Sociology with Year Abroad, BA
  • Political Science, BA
  • Political Science with Year Abroad, BA
  • Social Policy and Sociology, BA
  • Social Policy, BA
  • Social Policy: Crime, Policing and Community Justice, BA
  • Sociology, BA

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