Undergraduate entry requirements

  • Applicants from Mauritius 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.
  • Applicants who have completed the Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (OHSC) can be considered for direct admission; we will consider the best three OHSC principal subjects (subsidiary subjects such as French and General Paper are not considered sufficient). Grades at OHSC will be considered entirely equivalent to British GCE A-levels.
  • Students who have taken the French Baccalaureate will be considered on an individual basis, but admission is at the discretion of the department. You may also gain entry to Year 1 of our undergraduate degree programmes if you have successfully completed one or two years of an undergraduate degree with good grades (2.8-3.0 GPA, depending on the department).

Postgraduate entry requirements

  • To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, you must have completed a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) from a recognised university.
  • Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and you may be admitted to a Master's programme with a lower-level degree if you 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.

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.

Find out about our international scholarships.