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Open doors to potential new career opportunities 

Have you previously studied at higher education level but don't yet have a full undergraduate degree? By studying for a further year at University College Birmingham, you can 'top-up' your course and achieve a full bachelor's degree.

Many of our undergraduate degree courses offer a 'top-up' option. Using credits from your previous studies, this means you only need to study the final year of our course in order to receive a full BA/BSc (Hons) degree in that subject, further enhancing your career prospects and also opening the doors to postgraduate study.

Top-up courses are available for students who have previously achieved a Level 5 qualification – for example, a HND (Higher National Diploma), a foundation degree (FdA, FdSc, etc.), an NVQ Level 5 or a European equivalent course. Simply check the entry requirements under your desired top-up to confirm if your previous studies are suitable to progress with us – and if you're not sure, you can always contact us before you apply.

To view all of our top-up courses, visit the A-Z of Courses.


Transferring from another university?

We consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a higher education course and now wish to transfer universities. 

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"I knew that my choice of university would define my career path. I could not be happier with my decision. The course offered such a diverse selection of modules that opened a variety of doors and opportunities, not only in my field of study, but in countless industries."

Luísa Jardim BA (Hons) International Tourism Management

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Open days

We believe the best way to experience University College Birmingham is by visiting one of our undergraduate open days, where you will get to meet subject lecturers and see our facitlities for yourself.

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How to apply

If you aren't sure what you need or how to apply for your undergraduate course at University College Birmingham, here's more information. 

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Fees, funding and scholarships 

Undergraduate fees at University College Birmingham are among the most competitive in the higher education sector. We also run a number of fee waivers and scholarships that can substantially reduce costs.

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The University owns and manages accommodation for more than 800 students in our purpose-built halls of residence in central Birmingham. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities and whether you opt for en-suite facilities or shared accommodation, we will do our best to ensure you have a great experience. 

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Supported by £160 million investment in our new campuses, equipment and resources, University College Birmingham's facilities are nothing short of world class. 

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If you are looking to learn more about our undergraduate offer, please request a copy of our prospectus.

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