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Entry requirements

Find out which qualifications will be recognised in your Birkbeck application.


  • Applicants from Croatia who have completed the Svjedodžba o Maturi (Certificate of Maturity) can apply for direct entry onto Birkbeck’s undergraduate degrees.
  • 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.
  • Applicants from Croatia who fall short of the entry requirements may also complete a Foundation course for entry onto undergraduate programmes at the University. These offer the opportunity for guaranteed progression onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.
    • A-level AAA = 144 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 5 (corresponding subject grades: A = 5)
    • A-level AAB = 136 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 4.5
    • A-level ABB = 128 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 4.2
    • A-level BBB = 120 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 4 (corresponding subject grades: B = 4)
    • A-level BBC = 112 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 3.8
    • A-level BCC = 104 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 3.6
    • A-level CCC = 96 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 3.4 (corresponding subject grades: C = 3).


  • To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Croatia must have completed a Diplom Visokog Obrazovania or Baccalaurea with a minimum score of 3.8 from a registered university. 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 two- or three-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.
  • Croatian degree classification:
    • 4.5-5 (alternative name: Odlican (excellent); English translation or equivalent: 1st)
    • 3.5-4.49 (alternative name: Vrlo dobar (very good); English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
    • 3-4.49 (alternative name: Dobar (good); English translation or equivalent: 2:2)
    • 2-2.99 (alternative name: Pass; English translation or equivalent: Third class)

Research degrees 

  • The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master's degree from a recognised Croatian university. Some departments also accept students with a first- or upper-second-class Bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.