Undergraduate entry requirements

  • Applicants from Latvia who have completed the Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu (Attestation of General Secondary Education) with an overall grade of 8, when awarded after the 3 years of study following 9 years of basic education 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 28–30, depending on the course.
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements can consider a Foundation course, which allows students the chance to progress onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.
    • A-level AAA = 144 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer A (6 point), 10 (10 point)
    • A-level AAB = 136 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer B (6 point), 9 (10 point)
    • A-level ABB = 128 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer B (6 point), 9 (10 point)
    • A-level BBB = 120 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer B (6 point), 8 (10 point)
    • A-level BBC = 112 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer C (6 point), 7 (10 point)
    • A-level BCC = 104 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer C (6 point), 7 (10 point)
    • A-level CCC = 96 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer C (6 point), 6 (10 point).

Postgraduate entry requirements

  • To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Latvia must have completed a Bachelor’s degree/post-2002 Bakalaur Diploms OR pre-2002 Magistra Diploms 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.
  • Latvian degree classification:
    • A (alternative name: 10 / Distinction; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
    • B (alternative name: 9 / Excellent or 8 / Very good ; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
    • C (alternative name: 6 / Almost good or 7 / 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 university; schools may accept students with high grades in the undergraduate degree.
  • Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.