The Pathways to Birmingham offer is typically two grades below the standard offer. This is awarded when students successfully complete a Pathways to Birmingham programme and receive an offer of study at the University of Birmingham.
Students who successfully complete a Pathways to Birmingham programme and apply to the University of Birmingham will receive special consideration from admissions tutors. If your UCAS application is successful, you will receive two offers from the University of Birmingham: the standard offer and an Pathways to Birmingham offer. The Pathways to Birmingham offer is typically two grades below the standard offer advertised in the prospectus and on website course pages.
The Pathways to Birmingham offer is conditional upon:
- Successful completion of a Pathways to Birmingham programme, and
- Making the University of Birmingham your firm choice on UCAS.
If you have successfully completed a Year 12 Pathways to Birmingham programme (R2P, I@B, AEP or NASS) and received an Pathways to Birmingham offer, you have already met the first condition and therefore only need to make the University of Birmingham your firm choice on UCAS to secure your Pathways to Birmingham offer.
If you have been accepted onto the A2B programme in Year 13, you will need to successfully complete A2B and make the University of Birmingham your firm choice on UCAS to secure your Pathways to Birmingham offer. Your standard offer will not be affected if you do not complete a Pathways programme or if you choose not to make the University your firm choice.
Students must submit an ‘on-time’ application through UCAS and apply to an undergraduate programme at the University of Birmingham. Applications to Foundation Year programmes are not eligible for the Pathways to Birmingham offer.
Examples of the Pathways to Birmingham offer:
Medicine and Dentistry applicants
For students entering the University via Pathways to Birmingham the Medicine and Dentistry offer is as follows:
- A level: minimum grades of ABB (including Chemistry and Biology, minimum predicted grades BBB)
- Have a minimum of seven GCSEs at grade 4 or above. The following subjects must all be at grade 5 minimum and any two must be at grade 7 minimum: English Language, English Literature, Maths, Chemistry and Biology (or double Science).
Please note that offers are subject to change, please check the prospectus or course pages for full and up to date entry requirements.