Undergraduate entry requirements

  • Applicants from Tunisia who have completed the Tunisian Baccalauréat 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.

Postgraduate entry requirements

  • For entry onto a Master’s degree, Birkbeck generally expects Tunisian applicants to have a good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. Entry requirements will vary by course; 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.
  • The grading scale for all qualifications ranges from 1 to 20, with 20 being the highest and 1 being the lowest. In higher education institutions, Très bien (16-20) is rarely awarded:
  • Tunisian degree classification:
    • 16 (alternative name: Bien; English translation or equivalent: Very good 1st)
    • 14 (alternative name: Assez bien/bien; English translation or equivalent: Good 2:1)
    • 11 (alternative name: Passable/assez bien; English translation or equivalent: Quite good 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.

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