Undergraduate entry requirements
- Applicants from Poland who have completed the Swiadectwo Dojrzałości/Matura and obtained a minimum of 65% in subjects taken at Advanced or Higher Level can be considered for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Birkbeck. Since 2005 the Matura has been marked on a percentage scale with a pass mark of 30%.
- 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 80%
- A-level AAB = 136 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 80%
- A-level ABB = 128 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 75%
- A-level BBB = 120 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 70%
- A-level BBC = 112 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 65%
- A-level BCC = 104 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 60%
- A-level CCC = 96 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 60%.
Postgraduate entry requirements
- To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Poland must have completed a post-2001 Licencjat/Inżynier (Bachelor’s degree) OR 3-year pre-2000 Magister/Magister Inżynier (Master's degree) from a recognised university. Magister degrees studied after 2000 are considered comparable to British Master's degree standard.
- 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.
- Polish degree classification:
- A/A1* (alternative name: 5/6; English translation or equivalent: Very good = 1st)
- B (alternative name: 4.5/4+; English translation or equivalent: Better than good = 2:1)
- C (alternative name: 4; English translation or equivalent: Good = 2:2).
Research degrees entry requirements
- The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master’s degree from a recognised university; schools may accept students with high grades in the undergraduate degree.
- Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.