Applicants from Brazil who have completed the Certificado de Ensino Medio or Vestibular/ENEM/SAEB/PAS will normally require a Foundation course for entry onto undergraduate programmes at the University. These offer the opportunity for guaranteed progression onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.
Applicants who have completed one year of a Bacharelato/Licenciado/Titular Profissional with a grade of 7.5/10 will be considered for direct entry.
Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-levels will be considered for direct admission to our undergraduate degree programmes. IB requirements range from 28 to 30, depending on the course.
Postgraduate entry requirements
Applicants from Brazil need to have completed a 4-year Bacharelado/Bacharel, Licenciado/Licenciatura/Licenciado Plena or Título Profissional from a recognised institution. For programmes requiring a 2:1, students should have received a minimum final grade of 7/10 or equivalent. For programmes requiring a 2:2, students should have received a minimum final grade of 6/10 or equivalent.
Titulo de Technologo are considered comparable to BTEC Level 5/HND Standard and so are not suitable for entry to Master's.
Relevant work experience may also be considered for students whose GPAs are slightly below the preferred requirements.
If you do not meet these criteria, you can apply for Birkbeck’s International Foundation Programme, which acts as a bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study, preparing students to study a Master’s degree in the UK. There are progression pathways onto various courses at Birkbeck.
Another option is the Master's Foundation programme, which is available for two- or three-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s Degrees at Birkbeck.
Brazilian degree classification:
Numerical: 8.21-10.0 (alphabetical: A; alternative name: excelente; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
Numerical: 7.01-8.24 (alphabetical: B; alternative name: muito bom; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
Numerical: 6.01-7.0 (alphabetical: B/C; alternative name: bom/regular; English translation or equivalent: 2:2)
Numerical: 5.01-6 (alphabetical: Pass; English translation or equivalent: Third class).
Research degrees entry requirements
To be considered for entry to a research degree, applicants must have successfully completed a Mestrado (Master's degree) from a recognised institution; Mestrado Profissional (Professional Masters) is not generally acceptable as candidates are not required to undertake a dissertation.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.
Since 2010, the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck has had a formal link with the Department of Social Psychology and the Psychology Institute at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. The partnership includes staff and student exchanges.
Birkbeck also has agreements with the Federal University of Goias and the State University of Rio de Janeiro.