Applicants from Myanmar who have taken the Basic Education Standard X Examination/Matriculation Examination 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.
Students who have completed Year 1 or Year 2 of a local degree with a minimum mark of 70% would be eligible to apply directly to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.
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 Myanmar need to have completed a good Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from a recognised institution.
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.
Myanmar's grading systems:
A/A+ (percentage: 70-100%; 5-point: 4.5-5.0; 4-point: 4; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
B+/A- (percentage: 60-69%; 5-point: 3.5-4.49; 4-point: 3; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
B-/B (percentage: 50-59%; 5-point: 2.5-3.49; 4-point: 2; English translation or equivalent: 2:2).
Research degrees entry requirements
To be considered for entry to a research degree, applicants must have successfully completed a Master's degree from a recognised institution.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.