Undergraduate entry requirements

  • 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.
    • A-level AAA = 144 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 20
    • A-level AAB = 136 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 19 (corresponding subject grades: 19 = A)
    • A-level ABB = 128 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 18.5
    • A-level BBB = 120 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 18 (corresponding subject grades: 18 = B)
    • A-level BBC = 112 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 18
    • A-level BCC = 104 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 17 (corresponding subject grades: 17 = C)
    • A-level CCC = 96 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 17.

Postgraduate entry requirements

  • 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.