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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 Myanmar who have taken the Basic Education Standard X Examination/Matriculation Examination 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.

Students who have completed Year 1 or Year 2 of a local degree with a minimum mark of 70% would be eligible to apply directly to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.

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 with a Bachelor's degree from Myanmar will normally be required to complete a foundation programme, such as the 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

To be considered for entry to a research degree, applicants must have successfully completed a Master's degree from a recognised institution.

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

Find out about our international scholarships.