Undergraduate entry requirements
- Applicants from Kazakhstan who have taken the Diploma of Completed Secondary Education 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.
- 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
- To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Kazakhstan must have completed a Bakalavr/Diplom Specialista/Magister from a recognised 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.
- 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.
- Kazakh degree classification:
- 5 (alternative name: отлично/otlichno; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
- 4.5 (alternative name: хорошо/khorosho; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
- 4 (alternative name: хорошо/khorosho; English translation or equivalent: 2:2).
Research degrees entry requirements
- The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master’s degree from a recognised university; some departments may accept students with very good Bachelor’s degrees.
- Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.