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Pakistan

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 Pakistan can be accepted for direct entry onto undergraduate programmes at Birkbeck with the following qualifications:

  • Intermediate Certificate/Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) - Pre-Medical or Pre-Engineering Stream with a minimum final grade of 80%. At the discretion of the department (science only): this qualification is considered equivalent to AS-level.
  • Two-year Bachelor of Arts/Science/Commerce/Technology (Pass) from an HEC-accredited institution with a minimum final. Science degrees are usually considered to be of a higher standard and students from top universities with slightly lower grades may be considered at the discretion of the department (grade of at least 60%/First-Class/B or a GPA of 3.0/4.0).
  • Three-year Bachelor of Arts/Science/Commerce (Honours) from an HEC-accredited institution with a minimum final grade of at least 60%/First-Class/B or a GPA of 3.0/4.0 (may be considered for second-year entry at the discretion of the department).

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.

Applicants from Pakistan with other qualifications may require a Foundation course for entry onto undergraduate programmes at Birkbeck. These offer the opportunity for guaranteed progression onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Applicants from Pakistan would need to have completed:

  • Four-year Bachelor's (Honours) degree/professional degree from an HEC-accredited institution; science degrees are usually considered to be of a higher standard and students from top universities with slightly lower grades may be considered at the discretion of the department.
    • For programmes requiring a UK 2:1: first-class degree/at least 60%/B/a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent
    • For programmes requiring a UK 2:2: good second-class degree/at least 55%/B-/a GPA of at least 2.7/4.0 or equivalent.
  • Master’s degree (two years following a two-year Bachelor's degree or one year following a three-year Bachelor's degree) from an HEC-accredited institution; science degrees are usually considered to be of a higher standard and students from top universities with slightly lower grades may be considered at the discretion of the department.
    • For programmes requiring a UK 2:1: first-class degree/at least 60%/B/a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent
    • For programmes requiring a UK 2:2: good second-class degree/at least 55%/B-/a GPA of at least 2.7/4.0 or equivalent.
  • 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 (following a four-year Bachelor’s degree) from an HEC-accredited institution with exceptional grades OR a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) with at least 60%/B/3.0/4.0 GPA.

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

Further information

Contact us in Pakistan

Birkbeck, University of London works closely with HR Consultants Pvt (Ltd) to handle enquiries and applications from students in Pakistan. They have offices in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Multan.

HR Consultants offer a comprehensive advisory service, helping you at all stages of the process from preparing your course application to applying for your visa. Email: hrauf@hrpakistan.com

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