Applicants from Ireland who have completed the Irish Leaving Certificate with at least five subjects passed at Higher/Honours Level 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 from Ireland will usually need a Bachelor’s degree from a university. Relevant work experience may also be considered for students whose GPAs are slightly below the preferred requirements.
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.
Irish degree classification:
First-class honours (English translation or equivalent: 1st)
Second-class honours, grade I (English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
Second-class honours, grade II (English translation or equivalent: 2:2).
Research degrees entry requirements
The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master’s degree. However some departments also accept students with a Bachelor’s Honours degree.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.