Applicants from Iraq who have taken the Certificate of Preparatory Education/Sixth Form Baccalauréat 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.
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.
Students who have studied for one or two years at a recognised higher education institution in Iraq may be considered for Year 1 entry.
Postgraduate entry requirements
Applicants from Iraq will usually need a Master’s degree from a recognised higher education institution, or a Bachelor’s degree from a prestigious recognised higher education 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 2- or 3-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.
Applicants holding a Bachelor's degree with an overall of 70% (non-medical) and 65% (medical) from a recognised Iraqi university will be considered for Master’s entry.
Iraqi degree classification:
90-100 (alternative name: Excellent; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
75-89 (alternative name: Very good; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
60-74 (alternative name: Good; English translation or equivalent: 2:2).
Research degrees entry requirements
The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master’s degree from a recognised Iraqi university.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.