The University of Birmingham, opened in 1900, originally specialized in training engineering and scientific personnel for industry. The University of Birmingham also became the first in Britain to join a medical school and set up a faculty of commerce. Today, the university offers educational programs of the humanities, social, legal and pedagogical profile.
The University is one of the best higher education institutions in Britain. He is known for practice-oriented effective teaching methods. At the university, specialists are trained to work in specific fields. Particularly strong in the university are the directions of art (including theatrical), music, pedagogy, health, media, design.
Brief information. Special language program for foreign entrants.
About the program. The program is aimed at prospective students who need to improve their English for entering the university. The course provides for the study of vocabulary, grammar, the practice of speaking, reading, listening. Also, in the classroom, students learn to discuss in English, outline lectures, and conduct presentations on a given topic.
Students age: 17+
Start dates: September, January, April.
Admission requirements: English at the intermediate level.
The result of the training: the improvement of language knowledge, adaptation to the English-speaking environment.
Short information. Annual comprehensive preparatory course for university entrants.
About the program. The program of preparation for entering the university provides for the study of specialized subjects, English. In the lessons, the emphasis is on developing academic skills. Students completely immerse themselves in the university environment. The course includes theoretical and practical classes in the form of interactive formats.
Available directions Foundation Program:
Age of students: 17+
Start dates: September, January
Requirements for admission: IELTS from 5.0. [ 999.37]
The result of training: academic, psychological readiness for training in a university in the chosen faculty.
The cost: from 6000 pounds per trimester.
Short information. The program of higher education for those who wish to subsequently concentrate on standard practical activities within the chosen direction
About the program. Bachelor's program at the university is offered by the faculties of law and art, physical sciences and engineering, dentistry and medicine, social sciences, environmental and life sciences. The course provides theoretical, practical training for students. The emphasis on the first courses is on theory. The third course is specialized.
Students age: 18+
Start dates: September
Admission requirements: IELTS 6.0-7.0 or equivalent, secondary school certificate (EB, A -level, IB), GCSE-C.
The result of the training: bachelor's degree, job prospects in Britain, the possibility of continuing education in master's programs.
The cost: from 12500 GBP.
Short information. Postgraduate program of scientific, research profile.
About the program. Practically oriented course for bachelor's graduates provides for the study of exclusively profile disciplines, internships, practical activities at the university (projects, studies, etc.). The emphasis is on developing the professional skills necessary for future scientific work. Master's programs at the university are available in each of the colleges (faculties).
Students' age: 21+
Start dates: September
Admission requirements: IELTS 6.5 - 7.0 or equivalent (TOEFL iBT 80 - 100), Bachelor's degree, letters of recommendation from university teachers, employers
The result of training: a master's degree, experience in conducting research and implementation of core projects, the opportunity to start a career abroad.
The cost: of 16,000 GBP.
First year students are accommodated in residences on the campus. In each of them are available 1-2-bed rooms with private facilities and without. In the latter case, students use shared bathrooms at the rate of 1 sanitary unit for 4 people. In general, there are also kitchens, lounges, laundry, sports infrastructure.
The University of Birmingham also offers other accommodation options. Students live in separate rooms in the apartments, in private apartments.
Nutrition is organized by the students themselves. Available options: self-service in the kitchens of residences, apartments, complex lunches in cafes on campus and beyond.
The social life of the university is cognitive, entertaining programs, social (volunteer) projects and sports. Also, students are offered electives, mugs. Special attention is attracted by sightseeing leisure programs. They allow foreign students to get acquainted with the historical gem of Britain Birmingham and other sights of the Foggy Albion.
On weekdays, students attend academic classes (theoretical, practical), electives (optional), go in for sports and have fun on campus. On weekends, they are offered on-site excursions around Britain (for the whole day).
The main campus of Birmingham University occupies 230 acres of scenic territory with parks, a lake, historic architecture. It includes academic buildings with modern auditoriums, lecture halls, laboratories, a library with 9000 journals and 950000 books, 6 residences. Also on the campus there is a sports infrastructure. The University has several gyms, a swimming pool, playgrounds, courts, and an athletic arena. Wireless internet is available throughout the campus.
Training period: September - June.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.