Undergraduate Pathway in Education

Why study this pathway programme?
  • Birmingham City University's Education courses are ranked 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020).
  • 98% of students from this Early Years degree are in work or full-time study six months after graduating (DLHE Survey 2016/17).
  • A range of work placements are available - preparing you for employment after graduation.


Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

University Foundation First Year Degree Second Year Degree Final Year Degree





As of September 2020, the University’s fees will be changing to £12,800 per year of study.



Stage 1: Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September and January

Stage 2: September

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC, University House

Stage 2, 3 and 4:
City South, Edgbaston

Stage 1: University Foundation


Click below for more information on each module

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Numerical Techniques 1

  • Biology 1

  • Mass Communications

  • Design Concepts

  • Business Studies

  • ICT Skills

  • Composition and Style


Stage 2: First Year Degree

Stage 3: Second Year Degree

Stage 4: Final Year Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

Click below for more information on this degree

  • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies


Special entry requirements

  • Students must have Criminal Record Check OR a letter of good conduct from the local authorities in their home country before an unconditional offer can be issued.
  • For First Year, students must have a Mathematics qualification equal to GCSE Grade C/4 (or equivalent in a different qualification).