Undergraduate degrees in Singapore

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We offer some of our undergraduate degrees in Singapore in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), the leading private education provider in Singapore. This option is ideal for students from the region who wish to avoid the expense of studying in Birmingham.

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Course fact file

Duration: 2 years

Contact

Barbara Armstrong, Senior Teaching Fellow & Director of UG Business Programmes-Singapore: b.l.armstrong@bham.ac.uk

Details

The degree programmes are modelled on the UK programmes with the same name and faculty who already teach modules in Birmingham fly to Singapore to teach their modules in block format. The programmes available are:

  • BSc Business Management
  • BSc Business Management with Industrial Placement
  • BSc International Business
  • BSc Business Management with Communications

Most of the programmes have been running since 2009, with BSc Business Management with Communications introduced in July 2013.

Most students come from Singapore or around the Asia/Pacific region, although we have a few European students who have chosen to take the SIM DMS which we accredit as equivalent to our first year.

Modules

Fees and funding

Please check with SIM for the latest fees information.

Entry requirements

International students:

Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in the Birmingham Foundation Academy, a specially structured programme for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on the foundation academy web pages.

How to apply

For more information on the Singapore BSc programmes:

Contact

Barbara Armstrong, Senior Teaching Fellow & Director of UG Business Programmes-Singapore: b.l.armstrong@bham.ac.uk

Learning and teaching

The academic year runs from July to June, and because of the advanced standing they are given because of their prior studies, students complete their Bachelor degree in two years.

Students are accepted onto our second year with a Singapore Polytechnic Business Diploma or the Diploma in Management Studies with is offered by SIM.

The BSc International Business includes two compulsory periods of study overseas. The first is spent in Birmingham, the other at one of the University of Birmingham’s partners around the globe. In Spring 2013, students studied in a number of countries including Canada, China, Denmark, France, Japan, Korea and Swede

The BSc Business Management with Industrial Placement is only open to Singaporean nationals and these complete two compulsory work placements as part of their programme.

Contact

Barbara Armstrong, Senior Teaching Fellow & Director of UG Business Programmes-Singapore: b.l.armstrong@bham.ac.uk

Employability

Morris Lin, one of the first students to enroll on the BSc Business Management with Industrial Placemen course, said:

I recently completed a Diploma in Business Management from SIM University and all along I wanted to study for a degree course. I am interested in pursuing a career in the business sector and I chose Business Management as my path towards fulfilling my goal. University of Birmingham is a prestigious university with a remarkable reputation in the world and all the while was my ideal choice.

I am grateful to both SIM and University of Birmingham for the opportunity given to students and also largely thankful to my parents who sacrificed much to give me the opportunity. It is a great privilege and tremendous learning experience for me, interacting with a group of selfless and dedicated students who care so much about their beneficiaries and believe in what they do.

I am enjoying the course especially with the delicateness and the willingness of the helpful professors who have flown half way round the world to share their knowledge with us”.

Find out more about student life at SIM.

Graduation

View our SIM graduation photo galleries from 2011 and 2013.

Contact

Barbara Armstrong, Senior Teaching Fellow & Director of UG Business Programmes-Singapore: b.l.armstrong@bham.ac.uk