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.

Module Lists – 2019/20 Academic Year

As a Study Abroad / Exchange student at the University of Birmingham, there is a large choice of modules you can take. You can choose modules from the Colleges listed below. If you are here for one year, you will be taking 60 credits per semester (120 credits in total). If you are here for one semester, you will be registered onto 60 credits in total.

You don’t need to choose your modules at the application stage. After you have applied, we will send you a separate link to the module selection form in which you will be able to indicate your choice of modules from each College. The College will contact you directly regarding your module selection. Learn more about how to apply.

College of Arts and Law

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences

Incoming LANS students need to take a minimum of 20 credits in LANS over two Semesters or 10 credits minimum for one Semester only. The remaining modules can be taken at other Colleges (apart from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences).

Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences


Every effort is made to ensure that the module information contained through the school links above 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.