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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 Yemen holding ال عامة ال ثان وي ة شهادة /Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) will need to complete 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  entry requirements

The exact requirements will depend on the programme you are applying for but Birkbeck generally requires a Master’s degree from a recognised university in Yemen. 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.

Yemeni degree classification:

  • 94-100% (alternative name: Excellent; English translation or equivalent: 1st)
  • 84-93% (alternative name: Very good; English translation or equivalent: 2:1)
  • 74-83% (alternative name: Good; English translation or equivalent: 2:2).

Research degrees  entry requirements

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.

Find out about our international scholarships.