ur Foundation Pathways are designed for international students who require a preparatory year prior to UK undergraduate study. The foundation programme is equivalent in learning to year 13 of the UK education system and provides students with a fully integrated experience; meaning that all of our students are taught by Birmingham academics and have full access to facilities in the University of Birmingham’s stunning Edgbaston campus. Foundation students are guaranteed a place on a University of Birmingham undergraduate programme if they meet the progression requirements.
The Medical, Life and Geosciences pathway will lead students into a number of undergraduate degrees that have excellent reputations for research and teaching. Life Sciences have a profound impact on individuals and communities around the globe, including areas such as conservation, food security, medicine, exercise and sport. At Birmingham you will be at the forefront of important global research and benefit from purpose-built facilities, specifically equipped for work within your chosen field.
The Medical, Life and Geo Sciences Pathway leads to undergraduate degrees in all the subject areas outlined here:
Biomedical Materials Science
Sport, Exercise and Coaching Sciences
Medicine and Surgery (MBChB)***
*If you wish to progress onto our MPharm Pharmacy programme please be aware that you will be required to have studied Chemistry within your school leaving qualification or higher. Good grades will need to have been achieved and may be a condition in any offer of a place made for the Foundation Pathways programme.
**You will also be required to take an IELTS test for Physiotherapy only.
***If you wish to progress onto our Medicine and Surgery programme please be aware that you will be required to meet additional entry requirements to be accepted onto the Foundation Pathway.
Please note: This pathway does not lead to Nursing (BNurs) and Dental Surgery (BDS).