Italy

Undergraduate entry requirements

  • Applicants from Italy who have completed the Diploma di Esame di Stato with a minimum final grade of 75/100 (equivalent to A-level grades BBC) can be considered for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Birkbeck.
  • 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 do not meet the minimum requirements can consider a Foundation course, which allows students the chance to progress onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.
    • A-level AAA = 144 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 95 (corresponding subject grade: A = 85)
    • A-level AAB = 136 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 90
    • A-level ABB = 128 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 85
    • A-level BBB = 120 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 80 (corresponding subject grade: B = 70)
    • A-level BBC = 112 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 75
    • A-level BCC = 104 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 70
    • A-level CCC = 96 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 65 (corresponding subject grade: C = 60).

Postgraduate entry requirements

  • Applicants from Italy will usually need:
    • Diploma di Laurea (pre- and post-1999) from a recognised institution
      • For programmes requiring a 2:1: a minimum final grade of 100/110
      • For programmes requiring a 2:2: a minimum final grade of 90/110
  • 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.
  • Italian degree classification:
    • 110 (English translation or equivalent: 1st)
    • 100 (English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
    • 90 (English translation or equivalent: 2:2).

Research degrees entry requirements

  • The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is:
    • Laurea Specialistica from a recognised institution with a final grade of at least 100/110 or equivalent
    • OR Diploma di Specializzazione di primo livello (DS1) from a recognised institution with a final grade of at least 100/110 or equivalent
    • OR Master Universitario di primo livello from a recognised institution with a final grade of at least 100/110 or equivalent
  • Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.