Our direct entry partnerships enable students who begin a degree at their home university to join year 2 or 3 of a related programme at Birmingham and achieve a University of Birmingham bachelors degree.
The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) consists of seven academic Schools, all of which provide exceptional teaching and learning and a happy and healthy student experience.
Our EPS Schools are listed below. Direct entry onto programmes within these disciplines is dependent on whether there is a partnership is in place with your current university.
Generally your studies under a direct entry agreement will follow one of the below formats:
- 2+2: 2 years in your home university + 2 years at the University of Birmingham
- 3+1: 3 years in your home university + 1 year at the University of Birmingham
- 3+2: 3 years in your home university + 2 years at the University of Birmingham - This is for students who are studying BEng/MEng programmes.
For students looking for 3+1+1 / 1+1 programmes: Please see the Study Abroad section of our website.
Why direct entry?
Dr Hui Li
Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics
“The college of EPS offers you the opportunity to study for two years toward a world-class degree in a broad range of programmes in science, engineering and mathematics. The direct entry (2+2) programme at the University of Birmingham is the perfect bridge to help you step up and achieve your ambitions.”
Your Birmingham degree
Students who join the University of Birmingham through one of our direct entry agreements, will be awarded a degree in the same way as those who join at Year 1. Once you have completed your studies; you will receive a University of Birmingham bachelors degree certificate and full transcript. In some cases, your home university may also award their own degree certificate and transcript for students taking a Birmingham direct entry programme. Please consult the international office at your home university for further information.
Find out more
Please contact the international office at your home University to find out whether there is a direct entry agreement in place or alternatively, you are very welcome to contact us with enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org .