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Brazil

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Applicants from Brazil who have completed the Certificado de Ensino Medio or Vestibular/ENEM/SAEB/PAS 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.

Applicants who have completed one year of a Bacharelato/Licenciado/Titular Profissional with a grade of 7.5/10 will be considered for direct entry.

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

Applicants from Brazil need to have completed a 4-year Bacharelado/Bacharel, Licenciado/Licenciatura/Licenciado Plena or Título Profissional from a recognised institution. For programmes requiring a 2:1, students should have received a minimum final grade of 7/10 or equivalent. For programmes requiring a 2:2, students should have received a minimum final grade of 6/10 or equivalent.

Titulo de Technologo are considered comparable to BTEC Level 5/HND Standard and so are not suitable for entry to Master's. 

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.

Brazilian degree classification:

  • Numerical: 8.21-10.0 (alphabetical: A; alternative name: excelente; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
  • Numerical: 7.01-8.24 (alphabetical: B; alternative name: muito bom; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
  • Numerical: 6.01-7.0 (alphabetical: B/C; alternative name: bom/regular; English translation or equivalent: 2:2)
  • Numerical: 5.01-6 (alphabetical: Pass; English translation or equivalent: Third class).

Research Degrees Entry Requirements

To be considered for entry to a research degree, applicants must have successfully completed a Mestrado (Master's degree) from a recognised institution; Mestrado Profissional (Professional Masters) is not generally acceptable as candidates are not required to undertake a dissertation.

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

Further information

International partnerships

Since 2010, the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck has had a formal link with the Department of Social Psychology and the Psychology Institute at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. The partnership includes staff and student exchanges.

Birkbeck also has agreements with the Federal University of Goias and the State University of Rio de Janeiro.

Find out more about our international partnerships.

Contact us

If you are from Brazil and you are interested in studying at Birkbeck, we would love to hear from you. , if you have any questions.

Birkbeck works with the following local representatives in Brazil who can support you throughout your application:

Find out about our international scholarships.