How many modules may I take?
Students wishing to study for a full year may take a maximum of 120 credits (20 Birmingham credits= 10 ECTS), students applying for half a year may take up to 60 credits. A maximum of 40 credits (2 modules) may be taken in the English Department.
Which modules are available?
The modules we expect to offer are listed by department here. We cannot guarantee all modules will be available.
Your programme of study will only be finalised once you have arrived in Birmingham. Exchange students are not normally allowed to choose modules other than the ones listed on these pages.
Where do I send my list of preferred modules?
If you have not already done so please send in a completed application form, indicating your preferred course of study (in all subjects), to the Study Abroad and Exchanges Office of the University (contact details see below). The tutor who deals with exchange arrangements in your own university will be able to guide you on this. Please note that we cannot sign learning agreements before you arrive in Birmingham.
What can I do if I have a problem once I arrive in Birmingham?
The vast majority of students have a trouble-free and enjoyable time while they are here. But of course problems can arise. If your problem is specifically academic, the person to speak to in the first instance is the person who is teaching the course.
Staff are very approachable, and would much prefer to know about a problem early, so that it can be addressed before it becomes unmanageable. Most staff publish a list of weekly office hours when they are available to see students individually by appointment.
If you are concerned about your academic programme as a whole, you should speak to Ulrike Mynette (email@example.com ; Tel. external: +44 (0)121 414 2564, Tel. internal from campus: 42564). She is the Tutor for Erasmus and Exchange Students in the College of Arts and Law. Her office is room 107 in the Strathcona Building.
On non-academic matters you should contact the Study Abroad and Exchanges Office.
How will my performance be reported to my university?
At some point during the summer vacation, the University of Birmingham will send to your university a record of the courses you followed and the marks you achieved. If you need a certifying letter and / or a transcript of your English marks before you return home, see Ulrike Mynette, but please give at least 7 days' notice that you will require such a letter.
Please note that full sets of marks are sometimes unavailable before your departure, especially if you leave early. In such cases, your letter and reports on your work will be sent on to you, provided you leave a suitable address.
When do terms start and end?
See Term dates.
Please see the Study Abroad and Exchanges Office webpages for further information.
Study Abroad and Exchanges
Aston Webb Building
University of Birmingham
Tel : +44 (0)121 414 7696
Fax: +44 (0121 414 3850