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Entry requirements

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


  • Applicants from Tunisia who have completed the Tunisian Baccalauréat will be considered for a four-year course with foundation programme in their field of interest. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, students will automatically progress on to our three-year degree. Alternatively, applicants can opt for a Foundation course for entry onto undergraduate programmes at the university.
  • 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.


  • For entry onto a Master’s degree, Birkbeck generally expects Tunisian applicants to have a good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. Entry requirements will vary by course; 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.
  • Tunisian degree classification:
    • 16 (alternative name: Bien; English translation or equivalent: Very good 1st)
    • 14 (alternative name: Assez bien/bien; English translation or equivalent: Good 2:1)
    • 11 (alternative name: Passable/assez bien; English translation or equivalent: Quite good 2:2)
  • 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.

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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