International Students


The University of Birmingham is a member of the Russell Group of universities. Often described as 'elite' they have a reputation for academic excellence and highly rated research.


Its professional training programmes for teachers are the most innovative in the country and are officially rated 'outstanding' in every category. It's staff are highly committed and enthusiastic, delivering outstanding education and training experiences for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Our Courses in the School of Education


The School of Education has two Honour Degree programmes. One of them is a joint Honours degree programme which provides you with the opportunity to study Education and Sociology.

Alternatively, you may wish to consider a Foundation Year course which offers you pathways in each of the five colleges, including Social Science, with progression to almost any undergraduate programme upon successful completion.


We have a large number of postgraduate programmes in the School of Education (called 'graduate education' in North America). Popular programmes include the MA International Studies in Education (with a pathway in Education and Development), the TEFL programme and our MA in Character Education which is a distance education programme.

Opportunities to study may also be found on other courses within the school, particularly on many of the campus based Professional Development Programmes which have progression pathways leading to Masters level. Many of these courses are unique and may be found in few other places in the UK.

If you are interested in doctoral research, please view the Postgraduate Research pages. There is also an opportunity to embark on a joint PhD programme if you are a student at one of the participating universities which will enable you to live and work in two countries.

VISA Requirements

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


There are a number of university and school available to overseas students. Please view the school Scholarships page for information on scholarships specific to the School of Education or the university scholarships for international students page for details of other potential souces.

Live Chats

Our live chat sessions give you the opportunity to chat with staff from the International Recruitment team about courses, entry requirements, funding, scholarships, accommodation and student life at the University of Birmingham.

Meet us in your country

Our university staff travel widely to other countries to meet applicants. Find out which countries staff will be visiting in 2018-19.

The City of Birmingham

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