Where to study University of Birmingham foundation pathways

University of Birmingham foundation pathways

Students on the Birmingham's foundation pathway

University of Birmingham foundation pathways

Prepare for a degree at the prestigious University of Birmingham with an on-campus foundation pathway.

How it works:

Step 1

Study a degree preparation course

at the Birmingham International Academy.

Step 2

Pass your degree preparation course

at the required level with good attendance.

Step 3

Enjoy guaranteed admission*

to your chosen degree at the University of Birmingham.

*When you pass your course at the required level with good attendance.

Where do I study the foundation pathways?

The foundation pathways are studied at the Birmingham International Academy based on campus at the University of Birmingham. 

  • Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK.  
  • It’s a multicultural city with lots to see, do, and experience. 

What is it like studying the foundation pathways? 

At the Birmingham International Academy, you’ll be welcomed into a friendly community of students from all over the world. It’s a great place to make friends, prepare for your degree, and get used to life in the UK. 

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The Birmingham International Academy experience

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Foundation pathways at the University of Birmingham

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Why choose the University of Birmingham foundation pathways?

Beautiful campus

in lovely Edgbaston

Friendly community 

of staff and students to support you

Refurbished building 

with new common rooms and classrooms

Access university facilities

as soon as you start your course 

Excellent teaching

from expert tutors

including the University’s own train station

What can I study?

Your foundation pathway prepares you for a related undergraduate degree at university. Progression degrees at the University of Birmingham are available in the following subject areas:  

Business and Finance

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Marketing and Media

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Science and Health

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Social Science and Humanities  

Explore life at the University of Birmingham

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Foundation pathways at the Birmingham International Academy

Support for foundation pathways students

We care about your experience! Learn more about student support.

How many students get an offer to study at the university? 


of students who successfully passed their foundation pathway received an unconditional degree offer from the University in 2023.  

Students who pass their foundation pathway but don’t meet the progression requirements for their chosen University of Birmingham degree are guaranteed a place at a UK university through our University Placement Service.

Download useful information

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  • University of Birmingham brochure 
  • Course information 
  • University of Birmingham flyer 

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