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Entry requirements

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


  • Applicants from Serbia who have completed Диплома о положеном завршном испиту/Diploma o položenom završnom ispitu (Diploma of Completed Final Examination) or a Диплома о положеном матурском испиту/Diploma o položenom maturskom ispitu (Secondary School Leaving Diploma) or a Диплома о стеченом среднем образованиy/Diploma o stecenom srednem obrazovanju (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education) can be considered for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Birkbeck.
  • 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 who do not meet the minimum requirements can consider a Foundation course, which allows students the chance to progress onto Birkbeck’s Bachelor programmes.
    • A-level AAA = 144 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 5 (corresponding subject grades: A)
    • A-level AAB = 136 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 4.5
    • A-level ABB = 128 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 4.2
    • A-level BBB = 120 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 4 (corresponding subject grades: B)
    • A-level BBC = 112 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 3.8
    • A-level BCC = 104 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 3.6
    • A-level CCC = 96 UCAS tariff points = comparable offer 3.4 (corresponding subject grades: C).


  • To be considered for direct entry to a Master's degree at Birkbeck, you would normally be required to have successfully completed a Дипломирани/Diplomirani (Bachelor’s degree) from a recognised Serbian university; case-specific decisions are made for students holding other post-school qualifications.
  • 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 OnCampus' Master's Foundation programme, which is available for two- or three-term progression onto a wide range of Master’s degrees at Birkbeck.
  • Serbian degree classification:
    • 9/10 (alternative name: Excellent / outstanding; English equivalent: 1st)
    • 8 (alternative name: Very good; English equivalent: 2:1)
    • 7 (alternative name: Good; English 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.

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