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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 Guatemala who have completed the Bachillerato 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.

Applicants who have completed one year of a Licenciado at a Guatemalan university with a score of 70% or higher may 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

To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, a student from Guatemala must have completed a 4-year Licenciado from a recognised university. A score of 75 or higher from Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC) can be considered comparable to a UK 2:1, and 60 is comparable to a UK 2:2. Private universities have a higher pass mark, so 80 or higher should be considered comparable to a UK 2:1, and 70 is comparable to a UK 2:2. 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 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 degree from a recognised university in Guatemala.

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

Further information

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

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