About Birmingham City University

With around 22,500 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large, diverse and increasingly popular place to study. BCU put students at the heart of everything they do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.

The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates.

We’re investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. The Complete University Guide ranked us as a top 30 UK university for spending on facilities in 2015.
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Your Global Qualifications Award equals credit toward your degree at Birmingham City University.

Global Qualifications awards allow for progression into Birmingham City University at a number of points depending on your academic and employment history. Global Qualifications provides access and faster track access to achieve a Health and Social Care Degree at Birmingham City University.

Global Qualifications to BCU Pathways

If you have:

*Your Path:

Admission into Global Qualifications Level 4 or BCU three-year degree program at the first year.


If you have Global Qualifications L4:

*Your Path:

Advanced placement onto Global Qualifications L5 or into the second year of BCU three-year degree program.


If you have Global Qualifications L5:

*Your Path:

Advanced placement into the final year of BCU H&SC Degree.

*The path is an indication of your progress toward a BCU University degree and is based on BCU’s review of Global Qualifications learning programmes and outcomes. Your path may vary. It’s best to consult with a Global Qualifications advisor to plan your degree path, based on your chosen course of study.