Special measures for due to students affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
If you have applied, or intend to apply to our Pre-sessional English programmes please note that we have put in place more flexible arrangements to accommodate the change in circumstances of many of our applicants.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on test centres the following English language qualifications will also be accepted for Presessional English courses taken online or for when an integrated CAS can be issued for on-campus courses.
IELTS Academic (non-UKVI) qualifications can also be accepted in the same way.
- Chinese College English Test (CET-6)
The CET-6 will be accepted in conjunction with a BIA Speaking test. At least a 6 week Presessional English programme must be completed.
Online course dates are:
- 20 week – starts 11 May - ends 18 September 2020
- 15 week – starts 01 June - ends 18 September 2020
- 10 week – starts 22 June - ends 28 August 2020
- 6 week – starts 13 July - ends 21 August 2020
You will not be able to register for a campus-based course until the University campus is open for students. We recommend you apply for an online course and we will contact you when the on-campus course opens.
Campus-based course dates:
- 10 week - starts 13 July 2020
- 6 week - starts 10 August 2020
Find the right length presessional course for you
If you hold a conditional offer for the Birmingham Business School, with the exception of Economics, you should apply to study on the Business Management English (BME) Presessional. This course is run by Birmingham International Academy (BIA) at University of Birmingham.
You can be assured that all our Presessional English online programmes will be run to the same high standard as our campus-based programmes and designed to develop your English language and academic skills in preparation for your studies at the University of Birmingham. The courses are produced by our own academic staff at the University and are delivered using our own virtual learning environment as well as by video conference.
Frequently Asked Questions for our Presessional English online courses
Why Study this Course?
The BME Presessional is an intensive, motivating and intellectually challenging programme which focuses on the language, key concepts and study skills necessary for academic success in postgraduate study.