University of Birmingham

At Birmingham you will be part of a diverse community located in an inspirational campus setting, with the most vibrant, multicultural city in the UK on your doorstep.

UK, UAE

Undergraduate Students:
Average 1st Year Class Size:

The University of Birmingham is located in the heart of England with campuses in the Edgbaston and Selly Oak areas of the city of Birmingham.

22000

This will vary between Schools and subject areas. Lectures will be larger, but seminars will be small groups between 10-15 students. Class size will also vary each year depending on core and optional modules.

The University of Birmingham is a prestigious, world leading educational institution, which provides an exceptionally high level of teaching. We remain committed to ensuring our national and global influence while remaining at the heart of the UK’s second largest city, in the centre of England.

We have around 10,000 international students from over 150 different countries. We offer a huge diversity of study opportunities in all major disciplines including Business, Engineering, Science, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences.

You cannot fail to be inspired by our campus, which is rich in heritage and beauty, set in a leafy green site with a wealth of amenities and attractions, just three miles away from the city centre.

Selectivity

IB Grades

UFP Grades

Somewhat Selective

6,5,5 at Higher Level (to include any required subjects) with a minimum of 32 points overall to 7,6,6 at Higher Level (to include any required subjects) with a minimum of 32 points overall

Considered on a case by case basis

Education Model

Students will typically study a single honours bachelor’s degree (single subject focus). We do however offer some join honours programmes, which offer you the chance to combine two subjects.

We do also offer our Liberal Arts and Sciences degree course, which is designed for talented students who want to study a variety of subjects at degree level. You will typically centre your studies at University around one subject, your Major, which will serve as your specialism.

We don't really talk specifically about an acceptance rate at Birmingham, as it differs for different programmes, but all of our courses are competitive. If you meet the entry requirements for a programme, you are highly likely to be accepted for that course. We issue offers to around 80% of those who apply, but these are conditional offers based on meeting the grades outlined in our entry criteria. Only a proportion of students will meet these grades.

The type of offer you receive from Birmingham is personal to you depending on a range of factors, including your GCSE results, the subjects you’re studying and other qualifications, your predicted grades, your personal statement, your reference and your personal circumstances.

The best way to find out what Your Birmingham Offer might be is to complete our Offer Calculator. This tells you whether you are likely to receive an offer for a particular course, and the type of offer you can expect, based on the grades you have achieved and expect to achieve.

Internships within degree

Yes - some courses

Study Abroad available

Yes

Tuition Cost

Financial Aid

2020-21 academic year fees
Home - £9,250
Overseas - £18,120 - £24,660 depending on the course (Clinical e.g. Medicine and Dentistry - £39,960)

Subjects

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Accounting & Finance

World Top 100, Country Top 30

American Studies

Country #1

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Biological Sciences

World Top 200, Country Top 30

Chemistry

World Top 200, Country Top 30

Classics and Ancient History

Country Top 30

Dental Hygiene and Therapy

Drama & Theatre

World Top 100, Country Top 10

Electronic/Electrical Engineering

World Top 200, Country Top 30

Geography

World Top 100, Country Top 10

International Relations

Liberal Arts Only

Marketing

Mechanical Engineering

World Top 100, Country Top 30

Music

Country Top 10

Pharmacy & Pharmacology

World Top 100, Country Top 30

Physics

World Top 200, Country Top 10

Psychology

World Top 100, Country Top 30

Software Engineering

Urban Planning

Country Top 10

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering

Anthropology

Country Top 30

Astronomy/Astrophysics

World Top 200, Country Top 10

Business and Management

World Top 200, Country Top 30

Chinese Studies

Computer Science

World Top 200, Country Top 30

Dentistry

World Top 50, Country Top 10

Economics

World Top 200, Country Top 30

English Literature and/or Language

World Top 50, Country Top 10

Geology/Geoscience

Country Top 30

Japanese

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Materials Science

World Top 100, Country Top 10

Medicine (Undergraduate)

World Top 100, Country Top 30

Natural Sciences

World Top 200

Philosophy

World Top 100, Country Top 10

Physiotherapy

Country Top 10

Social Policy

Sport Science

Country Top 10

Zoology

African Studies

Archaeology

World Top 200, Country Top 10

Biochemistry/Biomedicine

Chemical/Energy Engineering

World Top 100, Country Top 10

Civil Engineering

World Top 200, Country Top 30

Creative Writing

Country #2

Development Studies

World Top 50

Education

World Top 50, Country Top 10

Environmental Science

World Top 200, Country Top 10

History

World Top 100, Country Top 30

Law

World Top 100, Country Top 30

Manufacturing

Mathematics

World Top 200, Country Top 30

Modern Languages Mixed

World Top 100, Country Top 30

Nursing

World Top 100, Country Top 10

Philosophy Politics and Economics

Politics

World Top 200, Country Top 30

Sociology

World Top 100, Country Top 30

Theology and Religious Studies

World Top 50, Country Top 10

World Rankings = QS World Subject Rankings 2020 https://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings/2020
Country Rankings = https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings
Please note that rankings do not exist for all subjects

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