Applicants from Greece who have completed the following can be considered for direct entry:
Apolyterio of Geniko Lykeiou with a final grade of at least 17/20 (equivalent to A-level grades BBC).
Applicants who have completed a Foundation course can progress onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.
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.
To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Greece must have completed:
Ptychio or Diploma of Engineering/Architecture (awarded by a Greek university)
For programmes requiring a UK 2:1: a minimum final grade of 7/10
For programmes requiring a UK 2:2: a minimum final grade of 6.5/10.
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.
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 2- or 3-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.
Greek degree classification:
8-10 (alternative name: Excellent; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
6.5-7.9 (alternative name: Very good; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
5.3-6.49 (alternative name: Good; English translation or equivalent: 2:2).
Research degree entry requirements
The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master's degree from a recognised university in Greece.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.