Applicants from South Korea who have completed the following can be considered for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Birkbeck:
Specialised High School Diploma with exceptional grades
Associate Degree/Junior College Diploma from a recognised institution with a final GPA of 3.2/4.5, 3.1/4.3 or 3.0/4.0 (at the discretion of the department; this qualification is lower than A-levels)
One year of a Bachelor's degree (Haksa) at a recognised university with a GPA of 3.2/4.5, 3.1/4.3 or 3.0/4.0
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-levels. IB requirements range from 28 to 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.
Postgraduate entry requirements
Applicants from South Korea who are applying for Master’s degrees require:
Bachelor’s degree (Haksa) from a recognised university. For programmes requiring a UK 2:1, a minimum final GPA of 3.2/4.5, 3.1/4.3 or 3.0/4.0; for programmes requiring a UK 2:2, a minimum final GPA of 3.0/4.5, 2.9/4.3 or 2.8/4.0.
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.
South Korean degree classification:
Mark: 90-100 (letter: A+/A; numerical: 4.5/4.0; English equivalent: 1st)
Mark: 80-89 (letter: B+/B; numerical: 3.5/3.0; English equivalent: 2:1)
Mark: 75-79 (letter: C+/B; numerical: 2.8; English equivalent: 2:2).
Research degrees entry requirements
The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master's degree (Suksa) from a recognised university with a final GPA of least 3.2/4.5, 3.1/4.3 or 3.0/4.0.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.
Contact us in South Korea
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EDM Education (London) Room 29-32 2nd Floor, Morley House 314-322 Regent Street London W1B 3BD tel: +44 (0)207 580 1521 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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