What can I study?

Choosing Birmingham for your study abroad semester or year means you will have access to one of the widest range of courses available at any UK institution. Many of our modules or classes are open to incoming exchange and study abroad students, where you will join other UK and International students studying for their degrees.

Research your chosen college

Before you apply, we encourage you to learn more about the University, which is structured around five Colleges, four of which are open to Study Abroad and Exchanges (the College of Medical and Dental Sciences is excluded), with each College containing different Schools. When you complete your application form, you will simply need to select your preferred College, one that is relevant to your degree subject, and up to two optional colleges.  

Learn more about our four Colleges:

Discover the courses available

You can use the course finder to identify which subjects and classes are of interest and in which College they are taught. You don’t need to choose your classes for the application form. After you have applied, each College will contact you directly with a list of the classes or modules that are available. Learn more about how to apply.


Every effort is made to ensure that the information contained in the course finder is as up-to-date and accurate as possible at the time of publication. However, please note that we are unable to guarantee availability in all of the modules listed herein. The University reserves the right, without notice or liability, to withdraw or alter module information subject to teaching restrictions, insufficient demand, or any other exceptional circumstance.