If your application is successful you may receive an offer of a place for one of the following programmes:
- A Bachelor’s Degree with Integrated Foundation Year (four-year programme). This will include your one-year Foundation Academy Programme.
- The Foundation Pathways Programme (one-year programme). If you complete your one-year programme and meet the published progression criteria you will be guaranteed a place on one of our three- or four-year undergraduate degree programmes.
The one-year programme is classified as a course below degree level and therefore we are able to accept a slightly lower English language level for the entry requirement.
If you wish to progress to the following undergraduate degrees you can only take the one-year programme:
This is because these programmes require additional conditions to be met during the foundation year.
Successful applicants will be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies to cover a one-year programme. If you successfully complete your Birmingham Foundation Academy year and progress to a degree programme, you can apply for an extension of your Leave to Remain in the UK.
The four-year programme is classified as a degree-level programme and therefore, in order to comply with UKBA regulations, you must have an IELTS score of at least 5.5 (with 5.5 in each band) or equivalent. Successful applicants will be issued with a CAS to cover a four-year programme.
There is no difference in the course content, range of modules, progression routes or progression requirements between the one-year and the four-year programmes for the same pathway. In both cases you are guaranteed a place on one of the University’s undergraduate programmes providing you achieve satisfactory grades in the first year. Certain degree programmes will require that you achieve a specific grade in specified modules in order to progress, and for a small number of programmes you will need to pass an interview, workshop or audition stage. These requirements are the same whether you are taking a one-year or a four-year programme.
All undergraduate programmes that you may progress to from each Foundation pathway, and their progression requirements are listed (including whether you would be required to pass an interview, workshop or audition stage).