Applicants from Iceland who have completed the Stúdentspróf can be considered for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Birkbeck.
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.
Applicants who have completed a Foundation course can progress onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.
We generally accept applicants who have a Baccalaurreatus degree or Kandidatsprof/Candidatus Mag from a recognised university. 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.
Icelandic degree classification:
8.25-10 (alternative name: Distinction; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
7.25-8.24 (alternative name: First class; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
6.50-7.24 (alternative name: Second class; English translation or equivalent: 2:2)
5.00-6.49 (alternative name: Third class; English translation or equivalent: Third class).
Research degrees entry requirements
The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master's degree from a recognised university in Iceland. A key consideration will be the quality of your research proposal.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.