Birmingham City University International College

Undergraduate Pathway in Education

Why study this pathway programme?
  • Birmingham City University's Education courses are ranked 13th in the UK (Guardian, 2021).
  • 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







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

You will study alongside Birmingham City University students on your chosen degree course. For information on the modules you will be studying, click on your chosen degree in the list below and the ‘Find out more’ link, then select the ‘Course in Depth’ tab.

In addition to your BCU modules, you will also study an additional support module with BCUIC called Interactive Learning Skills and Communication.

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).