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The English language requirements for our courses are provided on individual course pages as minimum IELTS scores, however we accept several other certificates.

If you require a Student Visa to study at Birkbeck, you will need to meet specific entry requirements as specified by the Home Office.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Applicants from Azerbaijan will normally require a Foundation course for entry onto undergraduate programmes at Birkbeck. These offer the opportunity for guaranteed progression onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes. Students may also be considered with at least one year of an approved Bachelor’s programme from a recognised Azerbaijani university with a minimum 4 (out of 5) GPA or good, although the offer will vary from subject to subject.

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 to 30, depending on the course.

Postgraduate entry requirements

Students who hold a Bachelor’s degree or Specialist Diploma from a recognised university are eligible for entry with the following minimum average grades:

  • For programmes requiring a UK 2:2: GPA 3.5-3.75/5.0 or 70-75% 
  • For programmes requiring a UK 2:1: GPA 4.0/5.0 or 80%
  • Relevant work experience may also be considered for students whose GPAs are slightly below the preferred requirements.
  • If you do not meet these criteria, you can apply for OnCampus' Master's Foundation programme, which is available for two- or three-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.

Research degrees entry requirements

The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master's from a recognised university in Azerbaijan.

Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.

Find out about our international scholarships.