The College of Arts and Law consists of the following Schools, all of which offer Applicant Visit Days. This page gives you a flavour of how Applicant Visit Days are delivered across the College.
Birmingham Law School
School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies
School of History and Cultures
School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion
After you have been made an offer from one of these schools, you will be contacted with details about the Applicant Visit Days available and programme for the day.
If you haven’t yet applied to the University but want the opportunity to take a look around and learn more about the courses we offer – then join us on one of our general Open Days held throughout the year.
1. Who should attend an Applicant Visit Day?
Applicant Visit Days are for applicants who hold an offer for one of our courses. Attendance at Applicant Visit Days is therefore by invitation only. Parents/carers or guardians of the applicant are also very welcome to attend.
2. When will I be invited?
Applicant Visit Days are held at various points between November and April, dependent on the number of applications and the point at which they are received. You will be offered a choice of dates; however, due to high demand for some of our courses and to avoid disappointment, we recommend that you register for an AVD as soon as you receive your invitation.
3. What happens at an Applicant Visit Day in the College of Arts and Law?
Each School within the College of Arts and Law is different and so the programme for the day will vary depending on the course you have applied for. However, they will all offer:
- A warm welcome from the Admissions Tutor or Senior Academic
- A chance to meet current students and, in some cases, alumni (graduates)
- The opportunity to meet fellow applicants
- An opportunity to have a tour of the campus and see our accommodation
In addition to the activities above, some Schools will organise other activities such as talks given by current students and taster lectures.
4. How do I book to attend?
If you are an applicant who holds an offer you will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day by email. Details of the day and instructions on how to register will be provided on your invitation.
5. Do I need to prepare anything?
If you are attending an Applicant Visit Day it is unlikely that you will be requested to prepare anything in advance. However, it is advisable to do your research beforehand so you are prepared with any questions you would like to ask of the academic staff or current students. Of course, the Applicant Visit Day won’t be the only opportunity that you’ll have to ask questions, but it will be the best opportunity to meet with people from the academic department or School face-to-face. We also recommend that you print a copy of your programme and bring it with you on the day.
6. Further information
For further information please visit the University’s Applicant Visit Day pages, which include information about travel and overnight accommodation.