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How to apply

What are the entry requirements?

  • Applicants normally have a good first degree in a relevant discipline. However, work experience and professional qualifications are also taken into account.
  • You will find details of degree-specific entry requirements in our online course listings.
  • You can also read more about our general entry requirements on our postgraduate website.

How do I apply?

  • Students are advised to apply online for our MSc/MRes degrees.
  • Supporting documents such as references can be uploaded within the online application system.
  • If you wish to apply on paper you may request a printed form from the My Birkbeck helpdesk.

Do I need references?

  • You will need to nominate two referees, in most cases two academic references will be required, on occasion a work reference will be acceptable.

What are the application deadlines?

  • There is no deadline for applications; however, our courses tend to fill up quickly, so you should try and apply by March to secure your place. If you are an international student then you are advised to apply early as possible, UK/EU students are advised to apply by August.


  • Selected candidates will be invited for interview. The interview process usually begins in April and continues until all places have been filled. The interviews are in person or via Skype or by phone.

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