Birmingham City University 

Foundation Year 

Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) offers a range of dedicated pathway programmes with additional academic support to help prepare you for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at Birmingham City University. BCUIC is a good choice for you if you don’t meet the academic or English language requirements to go straight onto one of our courses, or if you have been away from education for some time and want to improve your skills. Depending on your current academic level and your chosen degree programme, you can enrol onto a one, two or three-semester pathway programme with BCUIC at either foundation level, first year level or pre-Master’s level.  

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Entry Requirements


5.5 /no lower than 5

  • Speaking - 5.5
  • Listening - 5.5
  • Writing- 5.5


  • 5 GCSE passes or country equivalent


  • £8,750 - £17,500

Four Reasons to Choose Birmingham City

Great facilities

Birmingham City University has three campuses throughout the city of Birmingham, and is currently undergoing a £260 million investment in new facilities.

Employment prospects.

#7 in the UK for employability with 97% of students in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Vast alumni network

Over 100,000 international alumni across 120 countries.

Great Extra curricular opportunities

Over 100 societies to join (international culture, faiths and beliefs etc.)

Where is the campus located?

Birmingham is one of the UK’s most culturally diverse cities, and over 20% of its residents are from overseas. As a result, the city hosts a variety of fantastic events. These include the UK’s biggest Eid celebrations, and the colourful Birmingham Caribbean Festival of food, music, dance and art.

How do I sign up?

Please click the button below to begin the process. Once you have done so, one of our education counsellors will be in contact via phone or email to answer any questions you may have!

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