University of Birmingham foundation pathways course options
To study a degree at the University of Birmingham, you can choose the relevant foundation pathways course below. Once you’ve passed your course at the required level, with good attendance, you’ll progress to your chosen degree at the University.
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Take an on-campus foundation pathways course to progress to the first year of a bachelor’s degree at the University of Birmingham.
- If you’ve finished high school but don’t meet the entry requirements for the University, a foundation pathway course can help you gain entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree.
- Studying a foundation pathway gives you the chance to improve your English language level, academic skills and subject knowledge.
- The foundation pathways are for students aged 16 or over.
5 foundation pathway courses to choose from:
- BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
- BSc (Hons) Business Management
- BA (Hons) Criminology
- BA (Hons) Education
- BA (Hons) History
- LLB (Hons) Law
- BA (Hons) Politics
- BA (Hons) Sociology
(September or January start)
- BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering
- BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering
- BSc (Hons) Chemistry
- BSc (Hons) Computer Science
- BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering
- BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
- BSc (Hons) Mathematics
- BSc (Hons) Physics
- BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
- BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
- BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
- BSc (Hons) Geology
- BSc (Hons) Human Sciences
- BNurs (Hons) Nursing – Adult
- BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
- MBChB (Hons) Medicine and Surgery
- MSci (Hons) Physiotherapy
- BA (Hons) Anthropology and Politics
- BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Arts
- BSc (Hons) Economics and Politics
- BA (Hons) History of Art
- BA (Hons) International Relations
- BA (Hons) Liberal Arts and Sciences Programme
- BA (Hons) Modern Languages
- BMus (Hons) Music
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If you meet academic requirements for the foundation pathways and just need to improve your English, you can take a Pre-Sessional English (PSE) course at Birmingham.
- A Pre-Sessional English (PSE) course can help you enhance your English language and study skills for entry to a foundation pathways course.
- If you have an offer to study a foundation pathways course that is conditional on English language, a PSE course gives you the best chance of achieving the required level.