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

 
 Group TOEFL IELTS* Pearson Test of English (PTE) Cambridge English
(exams taken from 2015)***
A 80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band PTE 51 in all four skills Cambridge English: Advanced Minimum
overall score of 169, with no less than 162
in any component
B 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any band PTE 59 in all four skills Cambridge English: Advanced Minimum
overall score of 176, with no less than 169
in any component
C 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any band PTE 67 in all four skills Cambridge English: Advanced or Cambridge English: ProficiencyMinimum overall score of 185, with no less than 176 in any component
D 95 overall with no less than 23 in any ban 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in any band PTE 67 in all four skills Cambridge 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 A Group B Group C
Biosciences Business, including Economics Dental Hygiene and Therapy
Biomedical Materials Science Education Law
Chemistry English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies Physiotherapy
Chemical Engineering History and Cultures Social Work
Civil Engineering Language, Cultures, Art History and Music
Computer Science Liberal Arts and Sciences
Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering Biomedical Science Group D
Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences Philosophy, Theology and Religion Dentistry (BDS)
Mathematics Political Science and International Relations Medicine (MBChB)
Mechanical Engineering Psychology Nursing
Metallurgy and Materials Social Policy Pharmacy
Nuclear Science/Engineering Sociology
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.