Burma (Myanmar)

Undergraduate entry requirements

  • Applicants from Burma who have taken the Basic Education Standard X Examination/Matriculation Examination 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.
  • Students who have completed year 1 or year 2 of a local degree with a minimum mark of 70% would be eligible to apply directly to year 1 of an undergraduate degree.
  • 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 28–30, depending on the course.

Postgraduate entry requirements

  • Applicants from Burma need to have completed a good Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from a recognised institution.
  • 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.
  • Burmese grading systems:
    • A/A+ (percentage: 70–100%; 5 point: 4.5–5.0; 4 point: 4; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
    • B+/A- (percentage: 60–69%; 5 point: 3.5–4.49; 4 point: 3; English translation or equivalent: 2.1)
    • B-/B (percentage: 50–59%; 5 point: 2.5–3.49; 4 point: 2; English translation or equivalent: 2.2).

Research degrees entry requirements

  • To be considered for entry to a research degree, applicants must have successfully completed a Master's degree from a recognised institution.
  • Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.