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University of Birmingham foundation pathways

The University of Birmingham foundation pathways are University-delivered courses that prepare international students for an undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham, and you can apply for this course with Kaplan Pathways.

You’ll be taught by Birmingham’s world-leading academics, who are experts in their fields, and will help you develop your language and academic skills, as well as subject knowledge, so that you are fully ready for your undergraduate degree.

As a Birmingham student, you’ll have full access to all campus facilities and student events from your first day. Your classes will take place at the Birmingham International Academy and across other parts of the University campus.

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Benefits for students

Be part of campus life

and enjoy access to the University of Birmingham's facilities

Join a global community

of over 10,000 international students from around the world

47 nationalities

represented on campus by new students in 2022

Guaranteed progression to a Birmingham degree

when you pass your foundation at the required level with good attendance

What are the University of Birmingham foundation pathways?

The foundation pathways are preparation courses which have been designed to help international students aged 16 and over qualify for entry to an undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham. They aim to develop your academic and language skills before your degree, so that you’re prepared for undergraduate study.

You can choose from a range of subject pathways, each with specially designed modules to fit your degree choice and English language level. You will also be guaranteed progression to a University of Birmingham degree when you pass your course at the required level, and with good attendance.

Studying a foundation pathway is a great way to prepare for university life, while improving your subject knowledge and language skills, and meeting students from around the world.

Reasons to study a Foundation Pathway

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University of Birmingham foundation pathways

Birmingham International Academy
G18, University of Birmingham
Edgbaston Park Road
Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom