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Iraq

Please note: Birkbeck is currently receiving a high volume of international applications. Please read our entry requirements carefully to ensure you submit the correct set of documents when applying. We may take longer than expected to process your application.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

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 Iraq who have taken the Certificate of Preparatory Education/Sixth Form Baccalauréat 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 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.
  • Students who have studied for one or two years at a recognised higher education institution in Iraq may be considered for Year 1 entry.

Postgraduate entry requirements

  • Applicants holding a Bachelor's degree with an overall of 70% from a recognised Iraqi university will be considered for Master’s entry.
  • Applicants from Iraq will usually need a Master’s degree from a recognised higher education institution, or a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised higher education institution.
  • If you do not meet these criteria, you can apply for OnCampus' Master's Foundation programme, which is available for 2- or 3-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 Iraqi university.
  • Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.

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