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Foundation Pathway (Medicine and Physiotherapy)

This International Foundation Year is for international students who want to study an undergraduate degree in Medicine And Physiotherapy at The University Of Birmingham. This qualification is accepted1 as an entry qualification to the first year of a range of degree programmes. See Progression Options below for full details.

  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Progression
    The University Of Birmingham
  • Start Dates
    3 terms
    Next start date: 12 Sep 2022
  • Course Fees
    From £21,240 - calculate fees
  • Rankings & Awards
    United Kingdom: 21st
    Satisfaction: 84.2%
    World: 107th
  • Course Provider
    University Of Birmingham
  • Why Choose This Course?
    • An opportunity to progress to Medicine or Physiotherapy at The University of Birmingham after only one year.
    • A triple accredited Business School (AACSB/AMBA/EQUIS), which means Birmingham is in the top 1% of all business schools in the world.
    • A founder member of the prestigious Russell Group, committed to high standards in both teaching and research. The University of Birmingham has 11 Nobel Prize winners and is rated GOLD for Teaching Excellence by the Department for Education (TEF 2017).
    • Live and study in the UK’s second largest city after London, with excellent museums, art galleries, cultural and sporting venues as well as nightlife and shopping. Birmingham is also home to the largest financial district outside London.
    • Birmingham is one of the UK's most diverse student cities. More than 30% of residents are from ethnic minorities. The city hosts a variety of cultural events, including the UK’s biggest Eid celebrations and the Caribbean Festival of Food, Music, Dance and Art!
    • A safe, self-contained campus on the edge of the city.

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About This Course

Most medical schools in the UK require successful completion of A Levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB), with top grades in Biology, Chemistry and either Maths or Physics. Overseas students also have to demonstrate an English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 (7.0 in each skill).

The Foundation Pathway (Medicine and Physiotherapy) provides an alternative route to medicine for international students who have not studied A Levels or IB. It is accepted for entry to a medical degree at The University Of Birmingham, subject to grades and other conditions. Please note this international programme does not accept UK students.

Important: Progression to a medical degree is not guaranteed. Successful progression is subject to a competitive entrance interview and you may have to pass an admissions test (e.g. UKCAT or BMAT). It is also very important to demonstrate your interest and commitment through work experience and voluntary work in the health sector. Students who are unable to progress to medicine may be offered an alternative, for example Biomedical Science.

Entry Requirements

Academic Completion of high school with excellent grades (85%, B Average) in relevant subjects, such as chemistry, biology, maths/physics. IGCSE/AS Level and IB not accepted for this course, but A Levels (CCC) are accepted. Advanced Placement (AP) not accepted. UCAT minimum 2640 points.
English English level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. You will also need a minimum band score of 6.0 for Medicine or 5.5 for Physiotherapy.

Start Dates And Progression

Start Date End Date Progression
Sep 2022 Aug 2023 Sep 2023

Progression Options

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to one of the following undergraduate programmes at The University Of Birmingham.

  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • MBChB Medicine & Surgery

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1 Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Progression depends on the grades you achieve and the entry requirements for your chosen degree. Your course provider will assist with your university applications.

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