University of Birmingham foundation pathways
Prepare for a degree at the prestigious University of Birmingham with an on-campus foundation pathway.
How it works:
at the Birmingham International Academy.
Pass your degree preparation course
at the required level with good attendance.
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.
The Birmingham International Academy experience
Foundation pathways at the University of Birmingham
Explore Birmingham’s new facilities
Why choose the University of Birmingham foundation pathways?
in lovely Edgbaston
of staff and students to support you
with new common rooms and classrooms
Access university facilities
as soon as you start your course
from expert tutors
Convenient transport links
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:
Explore life at the University of Birmingham
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 for the University of Birmingham in 2022.
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
(6 MB, PDF)
- University of Birmingham brochure
- Course information
- University of Birmingham flyer
- EAP (Academic English) teaching information