Denmark

Undergraduate entry requirements

  • Applicants from Denmark who have completed the following can be considered for direct entry:
    • Bevis Studentereksamen (STX) or Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)
    • Højere Handelseksamen (HHX)/Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) can apply for direct entry onto Birkbeck’s undergraduate degrees.
  • 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.
  • Applicants who fall short of the entry requirements may also complete a Foundation course for entry onto undergraduate programmes at the university. These offer the opportunity for guaranteed progression onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.
    • A-level AAA = 144 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 12 (7 point scale), 11 (13 point scale)
    • A-level AAB = 136 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 10 (7 point scale), 10 (13 point scale)
    • A-level ABB = 128 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 10 (7 point scale), 10 (13 point scale)
    • A-level BBB = 120 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 7 (7 point scale), 9 (13 point scale)
    • A-level BBC = 112 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 7 (7 point scale), 9 (13 point scale)
    • A-level BCC = 104 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 7 (7 point scale), 8 (13 point scale)
    • A-level CCC = 96 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 4 (7 point scale), 7 (13 point scale).

Postgraduate entry requirements

  • To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Denmark must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree/Candidatus/Magister from a reputable university. Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and students may be admitted to Master's programmes with a lower level degree if they have work experience relevant to the degree applied for.
  • Please note that the Magisterii is equivalent to a British taught Master’s degree; it is acceptable to consider an applicant who has not finished their Magisterii but has completed 4 years of the course instead of 5. It is also acceptable to accept lower grades from a Magisterii than you would from a Bachelor’s degree.
  • 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.
  • Magisterii and Bachelor’s degree scoring:
    • Pre-2007 Danish degree classification: 13 (alternative name: Exceptionally independent and excellent performance); post-2007 Danish degree classification: 12 (alternative name: Excellent with no or few minor weaknesses); English translation or equivalent: Exceptional 1st
    • Pre-2007 Danish degree classification: 11 (alternative name: Independent and excellent performance); post-2007 Danish degree classification: 12 (alternative name post-2007: Excellent with no or few minor weaknesses); English translation or equivalent: 1st
    • Pre-2007 Danish degree classification: 10 (alternative name: Excellent performance); post-2007 Danish degree classification: 10 (alternative name: Good with only minor weaknesses); English translation or equivalent: 2:1
    • Pre-2007 Danish degree classification: 9 (alternative name: Good performance); post-2007 Danish degree classification: 7 (alternative name: Good with some weaknesses); English translation or equivalent: 2:2.

Research degrees entry requirements

  • For entry onto our research degree courses students should normally have a Candidatus (second-level degree) or Magisterii. However, schools also accept students with high grades in Bachelor’s degree or a Candidatus Philosophiae (before 1995).
  • Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.