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Entry requirements

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


  • Applicants from Morocco who have taken the شهادة†ال†ب†كال†وري†ا† (Diplôme du 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.


  • To be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree at Birkbeck, you must have completed a دب†لوم†ال†مدر†سة†ال†وط†ن†ية†ل†ل†تجارة†وال†ت†س†ي†ير† (Diplôme d'Écoles Nationales de Commerce et de Gestion) or a الإج†ازة† (Licence/Licence d'Études Fondamentales/Licence Professionnelle) or a دب†لوم†ال†طور†ال†عادي† (Diplôme du Cycle Normal) or a دب†لوم†مه†ندس†دول†ة (Diplôme d'Ingénieur d'État) from a recognised university.
  • 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.
  • Moroccan degree classification:
    • 16-20 (alternative name: Tres bien; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
    • 14-15 (alternative name: Bien; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
    • 12-13 (alternative name: Assez 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.
  • Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.

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