University of Birmingham Dubai Virtual Q&A Session – April

Find out more about what it is like to study at a global top 100 university.

Join our online Q&A session that gives you the opportunity to speak to our Programme Heads, Professors and Recruitment Specialists about our outstanding undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation programmes.

A full list of programmes available at our Dubai campus can be found here

Discover more about our scholarships on offer

View our frequently asked questions

Please note that during the chat session your question will not show up in the chat window until it has been answered. We will try to answer each question as soon as we can, however during busy periods this can take a little longer.

The live sessions will take place 1pm-2:30pm UK time (GMT)

Speaker profiles

  • Karen Brodie

    Programme Director for PGCE Primary Education

  • Sachin Dessai

    Programme Director, Foundation Year Programme

  • Dr Farrukh Hafeez

    Programme Director of Mechanical Engineering

  • Dr. UmmeSalma Husein

    Programme Director BSc (Hons)Business Management

  • Dr Mei-Na Liao

    Programme Director for International Business Management

  • Dr Kashif Rajpoot

    Programme Director for Computer Science Dubai

  • Dr Sheikh Selim

    Programme Director of BSc Economics

  • Naomi Britton

    Marketing Officer - University of Birmingham Dubai

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the University of Birmingham Dubai Virtual Q&A Session – April live event.
Masrath Khathoon Mohammad asked:

in PGCE Program how many class we have to attend per week

Karen Brodie replied:

Hell Masrath,


The PGCE Course is a full time, face to face programme which involves some block teaching at university and school experience in schools.

This means students will be in University at the beginning of the programme for 2 full weeks of teaching sessions for 6 hours daily, usually 11am – 5pm. There will be other block teaching sessions during each term. The remainder of the times students will be full time on a school placement, working normal school hours which could be 7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Many thanks

Karen Brodie, PGCE Primary Education Lecturer

Lauren. asked:

Hi Naomi, I forgot to mention in my question that it has been over 5 working days and my application status is still “under consideration of school”. Would I get an email to let me know the decision? Only because I’m currently teaching in Vietnam. Thank you.

Naomi replied:

Hi Lauren,


Thank you for your message, its usually takes around 10 working days for us to process the applications, if you send your name and application number to we can look into this for you.


many thanks


Masrath Khathoon Mohammad asked:

i would like to ask about how to apply the chanceller,s schorlorship

Naomi replied:

Hi Masrath,

Thank you for your message. Once you have been issued with a condition offer for one of our programmes, you can apply for the scholarship. We have a range of merit-based scholarships available from 10% – 30% with an additional award of 10% for your first year if you pay your deposit before 31st July 2019.

If you would like to apply for one of our scholarships, you can find more information here:

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Many thanks


Masrath Khathoon Mohammad asked:

i will submit my IELTS in the month of july because i book the slot at that time, is it ok

Naomi replied:

Hi Masrath,

Thank you for your question, yes, that will be fine.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Birmingham Dubai!

Many thanks


Nlerum Favour Oma asked:

Good afternoon,Sir/Ma. my name is Nlerum Favour Oma. i applied for computer science i am a female student from Nigeria. please i want to know if my WAEC results is enough for my application

Naomi replied:

Hello Nlerum,

Thank you for your message, please email us a copy of your WAEC certificates and we can advise you. The email address is

Many thanks