Careers in Business is a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. We support you in planning your career, deciding upon your job seeking strategies, making applications, preparing for interviews and assessment centres and developing your skills.
At the start of your programme you will receive an email from the Careers in Business team giving details of how you can access Careers in Business Online. If you require any further information or support with accessing Careers in Business Online, please contact us.
Consultants provide an individual advice service to help you realise your career objectives. These appointments commonly focus on:
A Skills Development Consultant is available to support you in developing personal skills such as team working, leadership, presentations and interpersonal skills. Individual 45 minuteappointments can be made through Careers in Business Online
A range of career management, personal development and employer events are run each year to help students make the most of the opportunities open to them after graduation. They are advertised via Careers in Business Online, leaflets, noticeboards, email and on WebCT. Sign up to events to find out about employment opportunities, develop your skills and network with professionals in various fields.
Postgraduate students in the Business School are very welcome to use the services provided by the Careers and Employability Centre such as online vacancy listings, employer presentations and fairs and accessing online careers information. You should use the Careers in Business team for individual appointments, CV checking, mock interviews and other job search related activities. Full details of the services available through the Careers and Employability Centre can be obtained from
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent.
English language scores of 7.0 IELTS (no less than 6.5 in any band), 95 TOEFL (with no less than 22 in any band), or 67 (in all skills) Pearson Academic Test of English are required.
Please note that TOEFL IBT will only be accepted for applicants who do not require a Tier 4 visa to study with us.
See the University of Birmingham Website for more details on fees and funding.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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