Overview

UCB is in the heart of Birmingham, a city with one of the youngest, most diverse populations in Europe – not to mention more than 65,000 students.

There is nowhere quite like University College Birmingham.  Not only are we Europe’s leading specialist in management courses for the culinary arts, hospitality and tourism management, but we are also situated in the heart of one of Britain’s most vibrant cities.  Our students enjoy the best of both worlds, academic and cultural.

Our vocational degree courses, experienced tutors and strong links with business give students the skills they need to tackle a career in a range of rapidly expanding industries.  As well as excellent tuition, we pride ourselves on being a friendly place to study.  As specialists, we are not a huge university: our facilities are spread over three sites within a few minutes’ walk of each building.

Students are never just a number at UCB: our doors are always open to help and support you throughout your studies.  In short, as a learning and life experience, UCB is hard to match. 

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Entry requirements

Please find the entry level requirements below for students from China.

Masters Degrees - MA/MSc

Recognised Bachelor degree will be considered for postgraduate Masters degree courses.

Applicants applying for the MSc Finance & Accounting, please note the following entry requirements

* applicant should have studied in a closely-related discipline that will enable you to meet the academic rigour of the course and understand the finance and accounting modules.

Bachelor Degrees - BA/BSc

Applicants who have passed the Chinese University Entrance Examination or the Matriculation Examination will be considered for a place on an Undergraduate Degree programme.

Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a Bachelor degree programme in China will be considered for a place on the first year of an undergraduate degree.

Those applicants who have completed a Higher National Diploma or Associate Degree in a related subject will be considered for advanced standing on a relevant undergraduate degree programme.

International Foundation Diploma - IFD

Applicants who have passed the National Senior High School Diploma will be considered for the International Foundation Diploma.

English entry requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need a recognised English Language qualification to meet the entry requirements onto a degree programme.

Masters MA/Msc

Qualification Requirement
A/AS English Language Grade C
A/AS English Language and Literature combined Grade B
AQA Level 2 certificate in English language Grade C
Cambridge: English Advanced Minimum 160
Cambridge: English First Minimum 160
Cambridge: English Key  
Cambridge: English Preliminary Minimum 160
Cambridge: English Proficiency Minimum 180
European Baccalureate English (English 1) 6.5
GCSE English Language Grade C or Grade 4
IELTS Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
IGCSE English as a first Language Grade C
IGCSE English as a second Language Grade C
International Baccalureate (Standard or Higher Level English Language and Literature combined) Grade 5
International Baccalureate (Standard or Higher Level English Language Syllabus A) Grade 4
Irish Leaving Certificate English Grade C
NCUK International Foundation Year: English for Academic Purposes Module Grade C
Password English Test Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Overall score of at least 50 with no less than 42 in any area
Scottish Higher English for Speakers of Other Languages (Syllabus C222) Grade B
SQA Higher or Advanced Higher English Grade C
SQA Intermediate 2 English or National 5 English Grade B
TOEFL IBT (not taken in the UK) Overall 75, Minimums: Reading 12; Listening 11; Speaking 17; Writing 20
TOEIC (Only if taken outside the UK) Overall 785, Listening 400; Reading 385; Writing 150; Speaking 160
Trinity ISE II in all four skills
UCB English Proficiency Test B2 with no less than B2- in each component

Bachelors BA/BSc

Qualification Requirement
A/AS English Language Grade C
A/AS English Language and Literature combined Grade B
AQA Level 2 certificate in English language Grade C
Cambridge: English Advanced Minimum 160
Cambridge: English First Minimum 160
Cambridge: English Key  
Cambridge: English Preliminary Minimum 160
Cambridge: English Proficiency Minimum 180
European Baccalureate English (English 1) 6.5
GCSE English Language Grade C or Grade 4
IELTS Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
IGCSE English as a first Language Grade C
IGCSE English as a second Language Grade C
International Baccalureate (Standard or Higher Level English Language and Literature combined) Grade 5
International Baccalureate (Standard or Higher Level English Language Syllabus A) Grade 4
Irish Leaving Certificate English Grade C
NCUK International Foundation Year: English for Academic Purposes Module Grade C
Password English Test Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Overall score of at least 50 with no less than 42 in any area
Scottish Higher English for Speakers of Other Languages (Syllabus C222) Grade B
SQA Higher or Advanced Higher English Grade C
SQA Intermediate 2 English or National 5 English Grade B
TOEFL IBT (not taken in the UK) Overall 75, Minimums: Reading 12; Listening 11; Speaking 17; Writing 20
TOEIC (Only if taken outside the UK) Overall 785, Listening 400; Reading 385; Writing 150; Speaking 160
Trinity ISE II in all four skills
UCB English Proficiency Test B2 with no less than B2- in each component

International Foundation Diploma - IFD

UKVI IELTS with a minimum score of 5.0 (no individual band below 4.5)

Please note: Language skills can deteriorate over time if not used, UCB will only consider an English qualification if it has been taken in the last 24 months. If your English qualification was awarded over 2 years ago, you will have to sit the UCB English Proficiency Test.

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Apply to study at University College Birmingham

If you would like to apply to study at University College Birmingham, you can either apply through one of our agents or apply direct.

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Contact our team

If your qualification is not showing here, or you would like more information please contact our International team on international@ucb.ac.uk or telephone +44 121 232 4458 / +44 121 232 4462.

Contact our educational agents

Dr Sarah Chiu, Director of Recruitment Asia
s.chiu@ucb.ac.uk
www.ucbchina.uk

Meet us in your country

We often make overseas visits and have attended countless exhibitions, schools and other events all around the globe. Get in touch to find out when we will next be in your country.

 

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