Admissions procedure

Chemical Engineering students

Once an application has been received from UCAS it is assessed with respect to five formal areas:

  • Examinations being taken
  • Examinations already taken in Science subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  • Examinations already taken in Arts subjects: Languages, Humanities, etc.
  • Personal statement including extra-curricular activities
  • The Head Teacher's or Principal's reference.

On this basis, candidates who are considered able to follow our course successfully and are resident within the UK, will receive an offer of a place at Birmingham which will normally be made conditional on certain grades at GCE 'A2' level, or equivalent, being attained. Candidates with qualifications other than 'A2' levels are welcomed and have in the past been very successful. Such candidates should seek guidance from the Admissions Tutor.

Students will then be invited to attend an Offer Holder Visit Day (OHVD). The day is a fantastic opportunity to meet with students and staff in a number of informal activities. There will be talks about the degree programmes as well as presentations from students who have been on industrial placement or have spent a year studying abroad. OHVDs are held between November and March and also enable students to see the Chemical Engineering facilities, University and residential facilities which are available at Birmingham.

A number of students each year obtain financial awards from a range of institutions in the form of sponsorships, scholarships or bursaries. Some of these may be awarded to the students before they enter University, whilst others are only available once the student has joined our course.

Please contact our Admissions Team for any additional information you may require.