Birmingham City University International College

Undergraduate Pathway in Health and Life Sciences

Why study this pathway programme?
  • 99% of the University's Health Science students are in work or completing further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).
  • As a Health student, you would spend up to half your time on placement, developing strong links with employers – and these links can often lead to job offers, sometimes before graduation!
  • The University’s Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences has been awarded the Skills for Health Quality Mark, in recognition of the high standard of learning and training delivered to the health sector (2019-21).


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

  • Physics 1

  • Design Concepts

  • Business Studies

  • ICT Skills

  • Biology 2

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 each pathway

  • BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences


Special entry requirements

  • Students must have a Mathematics qualification at GCSE-level or equivalent with a Grade C/4.