University of Birmingham Entry Requirements

By | 19th April 2017

University of Birmingham Entry Requirements

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International student entry requirements

We welcome undergraduate applications from all candidates offering A level or equivalent overseas qualifications (including the International Baccalaureate or a recognised Foundation Programme). All candidates must achieve appropriate grades in their examinations.

Academic requirements

The A level requirements are listed next to the programme entry in the course finder. To find out what the grade requirements would be for a qualification that you have studied in your own country, please see your individual country page information.

English language requirements

In order to undertake a programme of study here at the University, you will need to demonstrate that a suitable level of English proficiency. You can demonstrate your level of English with IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or alternative qualifications. The sections below will tell you what grades you need in these qualifications for the subject area you want to study. Please note that English tests/qualifications normally need to have been taken within two years of the start date of your programme.

 

For entry to undergraduate (Bachelor) degree programmes

 
 GroupTOEFLIELTS*Pearson Test of English (PTE)Cambridge English
(exams taken from 2015)***
A80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any bandPTE 51 in all four skillsCambridge English: Advanced Minimum
overall score of 169, with no less than 162
in any component
B88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any bandPTE 59 in all four skillsCambridge English: Advanced Minimum
overall score of 176, with no less than 169
in any component
C95 overall with no less than 22 in any band7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any bandPTE 67 in all four skillsCambridge English: Advanced or Cambridge English: ProficiencyMinimum overall score of 185, with no less than 176 in any component
D95 overall with no less than 23 in any ban7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in any bandPTE 67 in all four skillsCambridge English: Advanced or Cambridge English: ProficiencyMinimum overall score of 185, with no less than 185 in any component

For more information on Cambridge English exams, please visit their website. For Cambridge English exams taken before 2015, please see under Alternative Qualifications for the accepted grades.

 
Group AGroup BGroup C
BiosciencesBusiness, including EconomicsDental Hygiene and Therapy
Biomedical Materials ScienceEducationLaw
ChemistryEnglish, Drama and American and Canadian StudiesPhysiotherapy
Chemical EngineeringHistory and CulturesSocial Work
Civil EngineeringLanguage, Cultures, Art History and Music
Computer ScienceLiberal Arts and Sciences
Electronic, Electrical and Computer EngineeringBiomedical ScienceGroup D
Geography, Earth and Environmental SciencesPhilosophy, Theology and ReligionDentistry (BDS)
MathematicsPolitical Science and International RelationsMedicine (MBChB)
Mechanical EngineeringPsychologyNursing
Metallurgy and MaterialsSocial PolicyPharmacy
Nuclear Science/EngineeringSociology
Physics and Astronomy
Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation Science
Urban and Regional Studies

For more information on IELTS visit their website.

For more information on the Pearson Test of English visit their website.