Applicants from Australia can apply for direct entry onto Birkbeck’s undergraduate degrees. Australian students require a High School Certificate/Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (specific state qualifications named below) and an appropriate ATAR score of at least 83.00 or an Overall Position (OP) of 9.
Australian Capital Territory: Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate
New South Wales: Higher School Certificate (HSC)
Northern Territory: Pre-2012 Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE), Post-2012 Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET)
Bachelor’s Honours degree from a recognised university
For programmes requiring a 2:1: Second Class Honours Division A (Class II-A/H2A) or equivalent
For programmes requiring a 2:2: Second Class Honours Division B (Class II-B/H2B) or equivalent
OR a Bachelor’s degree from highly ranked HE institutions with Distinction/High Distinction (this degree is equivalent to a UK Bachelor’s ordinary degree) is accepted at the discretion of the department.
Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to Master's programmes with a lower level degree if they have work experience relevant to the degree applied for.
Australian degree classification:
First Class (alternative name: N/A; English translation or equivalent: 1st; 80-100%)
Second Class (Upper Division) (alternative name: Division A or Division 1; English translation or equivalent: 2:1; 70-79%)
Second Class (Lower Division) (alternative name: Division B or Division 2; English translation or equivalent: 2:2; 60-69%)
Third class (English translation or equivalent: Third class; 50-59%).
Research degrees entry requirements
The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master's from a recognised Australian university; Some departments may also accept students with a very good Bachelor’s degree.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.