Applicants are required to have a first degree in a related field such as education, development, policy. However individuals from a range of educational and professionals will be considered.
A clearly demonstrated interest in education is importants and whilst some teaching experience is an advantage, it is not an essential requirement.
We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
Obtaining a visa can be a lengthly process. Please allow sufficient time to obtain your visa. Find out more on the visa requirements and process
English language support - before your course starts
The University offers Presessional English courses for students who wish to improve their knowledge of spoken and written English in preparation for academic study at the University of Birmingham. Students with conditional offers have the option of attending one of these courses instead of retaking IELTS.
English language support - during your studies
BIA provides free English language services to international students who are currently studying on undergraduate or postgraduate courses at the University of Birmingham. Services include Open-access English classes, online self-assessment, online materials through CANVAS, email answers to quick questions and individual one to one tutorials. For a small fee, BIA also offers classes for partners of international postgraduate students and staff, social events including day trips and HOST visits.