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Mexico

Entry requirements

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

Undergraduate 

  • Applicants from Mexico who are taking 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 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 

  • To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, you must have completed a Bachelor’s degree (Licenciado) from a recognised university with Honours.
  • Please note that all applications are considered on an individual basis and you may be admitted to a Master's programme with a lower-level degree if you 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 2- or 3-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.
  • Mexican degree classification:
    • 10 (alternative name: Excelent; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
    • 8.5 (alternative name: Muy bien; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
    • 7.5 (alternative name: Bien; English translation or equivalent: 2:2).

Research degrees 

  • The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a Master’s degree from a recognised university; schools may accept students with high grades in the undergraduate degree.
  • Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.

Contact us

If you are from Mexico and you are interested in studying at Birkbeck, we would love to hear from you. Contact our International Officer for Latin America, Andrea Picazo, if you have any questions.

Birkbeck works with the following local representatives in Mexico who can support you throughout your application:

Studies Planet

UK Study Connection

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