As one of the world’s leading international universities and one of the world’s top 100, you can be assured of a high-quality education from the University of Birmingham. As a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities, which includes Oxford and Cambridge, we are the first of this group to open a campus in the international education hub of Dubai. This continues our legacy of connecting the brightest students from across the globe, offering an outstanding education experience delivered by excellent teachers in a university renowned for research and teaching.
There has never been a more exciting time to join the University of Birmingham’s global community. Our campus offers the opportunity to gain a world-class British university education in one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting cities.
Birmingham is a university with a global reputation, meaning that our students graduate with a degree that is recognised and respected around the world. As the only global top 100 university with a campus in Dubai, we are also ranked 79th in the QS World University Rankings. What is particularly significant about these rankings is that they draw on data from global employers and other leading higher education institutions.
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. 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 Qualification Minimum University requirement GCSE English (or Edexcel IGCSE English) Grade C or above GCE O Level English Grade C or above Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) IGCSE English (first language) Grade C Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) IGCSE English (second language) Grade C International Baccalaureate English, Standard or Higher Level, First or Second Language 5 or above HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) English Level 3 or above India Standard XII (CBSE/CISCE/West Bengal) 75% or above India Standard XII (other Indian state boards) 80% or above Malaysian SPM 1119 (Cambridge O Level) Grade C or above ESOL Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) (tests taken before January 2015) Grade C with a minimum of Borderline in all 4 skills ESOL Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) (tests taken before January 2015) Grade C with a minimum of Borderline in all 4 skills
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