University of Birmingham
Contact Gareth Mainwaring
Address BIA, Priorsfield House, Edgbaston, , Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TT
Region Central England
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Telephone +44 121 4145697/7150/7153
Website www.birmingham.ac.uk/International/bia/index.aspx
Email bia@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Facebook facebook.com/unibirmingham
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Description of centre

The Birmingham International Academy (BIA), offers integrated Foundation Pathway programmes, Pre-Masters and Pre-PhD programmes and a wide range of high quality, short and long Presessional English courses throughout the year for students . We also offer a comprehensive suite of Insessional development and suppport services. All our Presessional English courses provide clear progression onto Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies at the University of Birmingham without retaking IELTS. We offer an attractive social programme throughout the year, which includes day and weekend trips, sporting, theatre and music events as well as meals out.

Courses run year round with flexible entry requirements depending on students' intended university programme. For all Presessionals, students must hold an offer from the University of Birmingham.

The Business Management English (BME) Presessional is a course aimed specifically at preparing students for a range of programmes at Birmingham Business School and the BIA is one of only a few institutions offering this subject specific programme.

  • Course information
  • EAP Presessional Programmes

    Course type M. English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 16-20
    Tuition fees £300-449
    Class size 15
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Business Management English (BME) Presessional Programmes

    Course type M. English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
    Months Open April, May, June, July, August, September
    Course Length 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months
    Age group 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 16-20
    Tuition fees £300-449
    Class size 15
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Foundation Pathways

    Course type B. Foundation/Access Courses
    Months Open January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December
    Course Length 1 year
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 16-20
    Tuition fees £450-599
    Class size 15
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Insessional Programme

    Course type M. English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours Flexible
    Tuition fees Under £100
    Class size 39
    Beginners accepted? No

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