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. The Brunei-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Levels (GCE A-levels) is comparable in terms of grading and equivalence to UK A-levels.
Many Higher National Diplomas are recognised for Year 2 direct entry onto some degree programmes, depending on the courses taken and the grades obtained.
Postgraduate entry requirements
Applicants from Brunei need to have completed a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) from a recognised institution. A score of 60% or B or a 3.1 GPA from a well-ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2:1, while a score of 50% or C or a 2.7 GPA is comparable to a UK 2:2. Bachelor's degrees (ordinary) are not normally sufficient for entry.
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.
Research degrees entry requirements
For entry onto our research degree courses, students should normally have a Master’s degree from a recognised university. Some departments may accept students with the equivalent of an upper-second-class Bachelor’s degree.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.