International Baccalaureate Clearing 2020

If you're studying the International Baccalaureate, whether you're a UK/EU or international student, once you have received your final grades you can apply to study at Birmingham.

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Check out the courses available below, and apply to study at Birmingham today. Just choose the perfect course for you, fill in our application form and attach your documents. Courses available in International Clearing will display a banner on the course page.


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College of Arts and Law

Birmingham Law School

College of Arts and Law

Department of African Studies and Anthropology

Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies

Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

Department of Drama and Theatre Arts

Department of English Language and Linguistics

Department of English Literature

Department of Film and Creative Writing

Department of History

Department of Modern Languages

Department of Music

Department of Philosophy

Department of Theology and Religion

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Chemical Engineering

School of Chemistry

School of Computer Science

School of Engineering

School of Mathematics

School of Metallurgy and Materials

School of Physics and Astronomy

Life and Environmental Sciences

Life and Environmental Sciences

School of Biosciences

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

School of Psychology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Medical and Dental Sciences

Birmingham Medical School

Graduate School

Medical and Dental Sciences

Medical Education

School of Biomedical Sciences

School of Dentistry

School of Nursing

School of Pharmacy

Social Sciences

Business School

Department of Management

Department of Political Science and International Studies

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Department of Social Work and Social Care

Department of Sociology

School of Education

School of Government

Social Sciences

The Department of Accounting

The Department of Economics

Please also contact your school to request that the University of Birmingham is added as one of your institutions to receive your results directly from the International Baccalaureate Organisation. This is to ensure we receive your results as early as possible and can confirm our decision to you as soon as possible after you receive your results on 6 July. We recommend that you contact your school by 30 June to allow time for your school to action your request.

These programmes are not in International Clearing 2020.

  • Medicine A100
  • Dentistry A200
  • Dental Hygiene & Therapy B750
  • Nursing BNurs: N702, B703, B704
  • Nursing MNurs: B705, B709, B706, B707, B708

    The BEng and BSc versions of the below courses ARE available in Clearing. We are unable to offer the below MEng and MSci courses in Clearing:

  • Chemical Engineering MEng: H810, H801, H802, HW10
  • Metallurgy and Materials MEng: J200, F2H1, HJ53
  • Aerospace Engineering MEng: H400
  • Nuclear Engineering MEng: H822
  • MEng Engineering and Mechanical Eng: H632, H301, H330, H303, H305
  • All Physics MSci: F302, FFH5, F303, F373 (including Theoretical Physics MSci F3DG/F343)

Grade requirements

You can find all our standard grade requirements on our course pages. While these are in A Level format, we welcome applications from students studying the IB. We will accept a minimum score of 32 points for entry to our undergraduate programmes but some programmes will require certain Higher Level subjects and scores. If applicants do not meet our IB entry requirements we may be able to offer alternative pathways through our Birmingham International Academy foundation programmes.

You can find a standard grade conversion below. If you have any specific questions about grade requirements, you can speak to experts on our live chat.

7 - A*
6 - A
5 - B
4 – C


Where can I get more information about how IB grades will be awarded this year?
There is lots of really useful information on the IBO website that explains how the award process will work this year.

Will the University accept the IB calculated grade for entry this year?
Yes, we are happy to accept the calculated grade without exams having been sat.

I have put Birmingham as my firm choice, how and when will you receive my results?
If you have put Birmingham as one of your 6 institutions to receive results directly from the IBO (which you can do through your school) then we will receive the results on Sunday 5 July and we will make decisions as soon as possible for when you receive the results on Monday 6 July (typically around 2pm). 

If you only have UCAS down as one of your 6 choices then we will receive your results from UCAS on Tuesday 7 July and again we will make decisions as soon as possible after receipt. If you don’t have either Birmingham or UCAS down on your institutions list, you will need to send your results to us directly.

I have my IB results and am looking for a place in Clearing, will you consider me?
Yes, details of what programmes we have available and how to apply can be found in our Clearing Hub.

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