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Medical, Life and Geo Sciences Pathway

Start date
1 year / 4 years
Course Type
Undergraduate, Foundation

Annual tuition fee for 2021/22:

£21,240 (Overseas)

Our Medical, Life and Geosciences Foundation Pathway is the perfect preparation for undetaking a Russell Group education at a global top 100 university. We guarantee your progression to a wide range of our undergraduate programmes if you meet our progression requirements.


Our Foundation Pathway provides you with a fully integrated experience, with teaching delivered by academics who are specialists in their field from the University of Birmingham and full access to all the facilities at the Universities stunning Edgbaston campus.

The Medical, Life and Geosciences Pathway will lead you into a number of possible undergraduate degrees that have excellent reputations for teaching and research. 

Applying to our foundation pathways from September 2021

At Birmingham, we are proud to deliver our own, on-campus foundation pathways, taught by Birmingham academics. To enable us to better support our applicants, we have launched an exciting new partnership with Kaplan International Pathways to deliver our Admissions process for courses starting from September 2021 onwards. This partnership means that wherever in the world you are applying from, Kaplan staff will be on hand to help guide you through the application process, and help you to secure a place on one of our own foundation pathways. Kaplan has 15 years of experience in helping students to study abroad on pathway courses, so you're in safe hands.

There are no changes to the delivery of the pathways, which will continue to be taught by Birmingham staff, and we will continue to apply our standard entry requirements, and deliver high quality teaching to our students. 

To find out more about our pathways and to apply for September 2021, or January 2022, please visit Kaplan International Pathway's University of Birmingham foundation pathways webpage.  


Alternative offers through our Pathways to Birmingham programmes and our Contextual Offer scheme

Students who are eligible and successfully complete a Pathways to Birmingham programme will receive special consideration from admissions tutors and an alternative offer (typically two grades below the standard offer). In addition, our Contextual Offer Scheme recognises the potential of students whose personal circumstances may have restricted achievement in school or college. If you are eligible to benefit from the contextual offer scheme, you will receive an offer which is one grade lower than the standard offer.