Applicants from Qatar holding a a شهادة ال ثان وي ة ال عامة also known as Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) or a Qatar Senior School Certificate 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 28–30, depending on the course.
Postgraduate entry requirements
To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Qatar must have completed a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised Qatari institution. 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.
Qatari degree classification:
CGPA: 3.50–4.00; University of Qatar (pre 2016): 4.40–5.00 (A) (alternative name: Excellent; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
CGPA: 3.00–3.49; University of Qatar (pre 2016): 3.60–4.39 (B) (alternative name: Very good; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
CGPA: 2.50–2.99; University of Qatar (pre 2016): 2.80–3.59 (C) (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 university.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.