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Iraq

Entry requirements

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

Undergraduate

  • 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 

  • 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 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 2- or 3-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.

Research degrees 

  • 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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