In order to study on the BME, you must be an international student with a conditional or unconditional offer to do a GDBA, MBA, MSc, MPhil, DBA or PhD at the Birmingham Business School. The BME Programme is particularly useful if you plan to study:
- Accounting & Finance
- Business Management
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
The minimum IELTS score you need for the BME course depends on the IELTS score required for your future degree at the University of Birmingham. You can find this score on your offer letter.
Note: there are different entry requirements for each BME course length. Find out what length of course you need, then use the following table to find out if you have the minimum IELTS score for the BME course of your choice.
|IELTS score on your offer letter ||Minimum IELTS score for BME |
||Overall 5.0 (4.0 minimum in writing and 4.0 minimum in reading, listening and speaking)
||Overall 5.0 (5.0 minimum in writing and 4.0 minimum in reading, listening and speaking)
||Overall 6.0 (5.5 minimum in writing and 4.0 minimum in reading, listening and speaking)
Please note that in order to meet UKVI entry requirements all presessional applicants who need a Tier 4 visa must provide a valid official Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate, attaining at least a B1 level of English in all skills.
If you do not have the minimum IELTS score for the BME course you could consider applying for entry onto the 42-week or 31-week EAP Programme which leads into the BME programme at the 20-week stage.