Undergraduate (Top-up) degrees in Singapore

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We offer some of our undergraduate degrees in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), the leading private education provider in Singapore. This option is ideal for students from the region who wish to avoid the expense of studying in Birmingham.

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The degree programmes are modelled on the UK programmes with the same name and faculty who already teach modules in Birmingham fly to Singapore to teach their modules in block format. The programmes available are:

Most students come from Singapore or around the Asia/Pacific region, although we have a few European students who have chosen to take the SIM DMS which we accredit as equivalent to our first year.


Fees and funding

Please check with SIM for the latest fees information.

Entry requirements

International students:

Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in one of our foundation pathways, which offer specially structured programmes for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on Birmingham International Academy web pages.

How to apply

For more information on the Singapore BSc programmes:

The academic year runs from July to June, and because of the advanced standing they are given because of their prior studies, students complete their Bachelor degree in two years.

Students are accepted onto our second year with a Singapore Polytechnic Business Diploma or Diploma in Accounting/Banking and Finance/International Business/ Management Studies offered by SIM.

The BSc International Business includes two compulsory periods of study overseas. The first is spent in Birmingham, the other at one of the University of Birmingham’s partners around the globe. In recent years students have studied in a number of countries including Canada, China, Denmark, France, Japan, Korea and Sweden.

The BSc Business Management with Industrial Placement is only open to Singaporean nationals and these complete two compulsory work placements as part of their programme.

Contact hours

Contact hours for this programme equate to 30 hours per module, with 12 modules taught in year 2 and 10 modules taught in year 3. Modules are taught in a block format over 2 weeks with students attending class for 3 hours a day over 10 days.

Morris Lin, one of the first students to enroll on the BSc Business Management with Industrial Placemen course, said:

I recently completed a Diploma in Business Management from SIM University and all along I wanted to study for a degree course. I am interested in pursuing a career in the business sector and I chose Business Management as my path towards fulfilling my goal. University of Birmingham is a prestigious university with a remarkable reputation in the world and all the while was my ideal choice.

I am grateful to both SIM and University of Birmingham for the opportunity given to students and also largely thankful to my parents who sacrificed much to give me the opportunity. It is a great privilege and tremendous learning experience for me, interacting with a group of selfless and dedicated students who care so much about their beneficiaries and believe in what they do.

I am enjoying the course especially with the delicateness and the willingness of the helpful professors who have flown half way round the world to share their knowledge with us”.

Find out more about student life at SIM.


View our SIM graduation photo galleries from 2011 and 2013.

SIM degree congregation 2013