Getting into Queen Mary, University of London with NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) at MPW Birmingham

Why Queen Mary?

Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges of the federal University of London, with a strong international community. The university provides a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attracts the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.

There are many reasons why international students choose Queen Mary:

A Russell Group University

Queen Mary is one of only 24 universities making up the prestigious Russell Group. This Group represents the leading universities in the UK.


Queen Mary was ranked 13th in the UK (THE Rankings 2014-2015). Three subject areas at Queen Mary were among the top 50 in the world, according to a highly-regarded analysis  (QS world university rankings 2015 by subject) of more than 3,400 universities.

Quality of research and teaching

Queen Mary was ranked in the UK’s top 10 for its research quality according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF).

Course Details

Age: 17+

English level: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Academic entry requirements: Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades

Course length: 1 academic year

Fees for 2020/21: £18,900 (MPW Birmingham) or £20,850 (MPW Cambridge). This includes a £850 registration fee which we will pay to NCUK on your behalf.

How the NCUK IFY can get you there?

Guaranteed offer

If you pass your NCUK IFY, NCUK will guarantee you a place on a suitable programme at one of their partner universities. The entry criteria varies for each of their universities, so where you are placed will depend on how well you do in your exams. The better you perform, the greater chance you have of getting a place at your first choice.

Why MPW Birmingham?

MPW Birmingham is one of the leading independent 6th form colleges in the West Midlands. The college has a long history of success and students regularly gain places at not only the UK’s top universities but also on specialist degree programmes such as dentistry. MPW Birmingham is a special place to study because it helps inspire and motivate its students to achieve outstanding things. Our goal is to develop the confidence, maturity, knowledge and skills in all of our students, seeing them as individuals with their own unique talents. We endeavour to create a learning culture in which our students feel valued and enjoy working hard. We have high expectations and provide an academically disciplined College in which to learn.

How to apply?

For further information on how to apply the NCUK International Foundation Year programme, please download our prospectus or get in touch with our international team by filling in our enquiry form.