Entry requirements and application information
At Birkbeck, we encourage applications from students without traditional qualifications.
You can apply for most of our certificate and short courses without previous study experience.
Where entry requirements or tests do apply, you will find the relevant information in the course listings (always under the heading 'Entry requirements').
Please note: you must be 18 years of age (or over) at the point of enrolment. And, to benefit fully from your studies, you should be able to read, write and speak English fluently. If you feel that you need to improve your written or oral skills in English, we recommend that you enrol on one of our English language courses.
Application and enrolment
The majority of our certificate and short course modules are marked with one of the following symbols, which tells you the kind of enrolment that applies:
- ME (modular enrolment)
- ME(A) (modular enrolment after authorisation)
- PA (programme application)application for these programmes and will be able to enrol later if your application is successful.
If the course you are interested in does not have one of these symbols (e.g. some of our IT courses and our language courses), then you should follow the enrolment instructions on the course description.
For more information
If you have any questions about modular enrolment, please contact the My Birkbeck Helpdesk.