Applicants from Thailand with Mathayom/Maw 6 with high grades will usually be required to do a Foundation course before commencing a Bachelor’s degree.
Applicants with an associate degree or who have completed the first year of a Bachelor’s degree with a grade of 3.0+ may be considered for direct entry to a Bachelor’s degree at the discretion of the department.
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.
Postgraduate entry requirements
Successful applicants from Thailand will usually have a minimum GPA of 2.8 or 3.0 in their Bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution recognised by the Higher Education Commission of the Thai Ministry of Education. The preferred GPA may vary from one subject to another. Relevant work experience may also be considered for students whose GPAs are slightly below the preferred requirements.
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.
Thai degree classification:
CGPA 3.80 (letter: A; alternative name: Excellent; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
CGPA 3.30 (letter: B+; alternative name: Very good; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
CGPA 2.80 (letter: B/C+; alternative name: Good/fairly good; English translation or equivalent: 2:2).
Research degrees entry requirements
Successful applicants will usually have a Master's degree with a final GPA of at least 3.2 from a higher education institution that is recognised by the Higher Education Commission of the Thai Ministry of Education. A key consideration will be the quality of your research proposal.
Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.
Birkbeck International Merit Scholarship: Birkbeck is offering a limited number of merit scholarships to suitably qualified students from Thailand, Vietnam and India who accept offers to do Master's degree programmes at Birkbeck, University of London, starting in September 2017.