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University of Birmingham

One of the Top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of UK, the University of Birmingham was established in 1900. The history of the university dates to over 120 years where it was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1900.

Home to over 38,000 students, 8000 staff and over 300,000 alumni, the university boasts of having over 10,000 international students from over 150 countries.

Located at the heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse and modern city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage. The vibrant university campus comprises of 22 buildings spread over 672 acres. Investments of over £1 billion into modern state-of-the-art technology, transformational research facilities, and world -class sports facility makes learning experience at the University of Birmingham truly unique.

The university generates an estimate of £3.5bn every year to the local economy and teaching contributes almost £1.34 billion every year to the region. It also supports 15,545 jobs in the West Midlands region. A whopping £678.8 million per year is pumped to Birmingham’s economy and £951.8 million per year to the West Midlands by the university.

The university is led by an academic team of world-renowned researchers and experienced professionals who are committed in its core mission of providing world-class education and engagement in world-class research. The university’s research and knowledge transfer activity worth £885 million (London Economics).

The University of Birmingham is also deeply committed in its civic engagements.

Helping local business adapt to technological changes, enhancing local healthcare facilities, improving education opportunities, training community leaders are just a few of the social impact contributed through the university’s teaching, research, and partnerships.

It has also significantly contributed to the local and regional economy as an educator, employer, research leader and international gateway.

Why study at University of Birmingham?

  • Ten Nobel Laureates in the field of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, including two Nobel Peace Prize winners among the university’s staff and distinguished alumni.

  • Founder member of Universitas 21, a global network of 27 research-led universities across 17 countries.

  • Ranked as the Most Targeted University in the UK by top employers, according to The Graduate Market (2021).

  • 18 academic subjects are ranked in the top 10 with American Studies, Creative Writing, Drama, Dance & Cinematics, Physiotherapy and Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies being ranked amongst the Top Five.

  • Ranked in the top five for its research in Philosophy, History, Classics, Theology and Religion, West African Studies, Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Chemical Engineering.

  • Over 22,000 pupils participating in the University's outreach activity each year.

  • According to Research Excellence Framework (REF), over 81% of research carried out are rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in terms of its originality, significance, and rigor.

  • 87% of the university’s research activity has a global impact (Research Excellence Framework).

  • Contribution of £193 million to University and regional projects by 11,000 donors of the university.

  • Dedicated team of expert advisors provide employment support and services.

Entry Requirements

Appropriate Grades in Examination.

English Language Requirement.

Have a relevant subject background. 

Students must be able to demonstrate relevant subject background with a translated transcript.

Number of A levels Required


IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band is equivalent to:

  • TOEFL: 80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking, and 19 in Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic 64 with no less than 59 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – Minimum overall score of 169, with no less than 162 in any component

Accepted English Language Test

  • PTE or
  • Alternative Qualifications


  • Shakespear Institute of postgraduate Scholarships.
  • Great Scholarship China.
  • DeepMind scholarship for Postgraduate Taught Masters in Computer Science.
  • Lloyds Scholars Programme.
  • Music scholarships.
  • Sports scholarships.
  • Support for care leavers.
  • Pathways to Birmingham.
*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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