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University of Birmingham Foundation Pathways

Our fully-integrated Foundation Pathway is your route to successful undergraduate studies, where you will receive on-campus teaching and support to prepare you for an undergraduate degree at one of Britain’s leading global universities.

Entry requirements for the Foundation Pathways

The Foundation Pathways are suitable if you’ve completed your high school education to a high standard and you’d normally require a foundation year before being eligible for first-year undergraduate entry to universities in the UK.

Please note: if you’ve studied in a country which isn’t on this list please contact us and we will be happy to advise on the suitability of your qualifications for the Foundation Pathway.


Foundation Year courses

If you are a highly motivated international student and have an excellent academic record, the Foundation Pathways are your route to successful undergraduate study at Birmingham or other top UK universities.

If you are a UK student and are looking to study in our College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, there are a range of foundation year options if you do not hold the correct qualifications for undergraduate study.

The Foundation Pathways are designed for international students with an excellent academic record and willingness to study hard, progression is guaranteed to an extensive range of our undergraduate programmes upon successful completion of the appropriate pathway. Academic and English language progressions requirements apply for each programme.

Our foundation years for UK students are for those who do not hold the required qualifications to study on our Engineering and Physical Sciences courses and require further preparation for study at the University of Birmingham.

You can find a selection of Foundation Year subjects on our course finder pages.