Undergraduate entry requirements
- Applicants from Yemen holding ال عامة ال ثان وي ة شهادة /Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) will need to complete 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
- The exact requirements will depend on the programme you are applying for but Birkbeck generally requires a Master’s degree from a recognised university in Yemen. Case-specific decisions are made for students holding other post-school qualifications.
- 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.
- Yemeni degree classification:
- 94–100% (alternative name: Excellent; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
- 84–93% (alternative name: Very good; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
- 74–83% (alternative name: Good; 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; 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.