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Birkbeck University of London Admission 2024

Bloomsbury, UK

Birkbeck University of London
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University Ranking

  • It is ranked at 343 in the QS World University Rankings for 2023. 
  • It also ranks at 351-400 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023. 
  • U.S. News ranks it at #886 in Best Global Universities. 
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University Rank #901 (2020)

Acceptance rate

The Birkbeck University of London reported an admission rate of about 76% in 2020, which was a bit picky, compared to other universities, but is higher than the national average. Presently, there are about 13,500 students attending the university, of whom 42% and 58% are enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programmes respectively.

Admission eligibility criteria

  • Completion of previous academic degree that meets the course benchmarks in bachelor's and master’s programs. 
  • New UK NARIC GPA- Minimum requirement of 10- Points. 
  • State board entry requirements range between 60 and 80%.
  • English proficiency scores need to meet the minimum requirements. 

Documents required

  • Valid Passport and student Visa
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of financial soundness
  • Transcripts of all previous academics (Translated to English or French- if in another language)
  • Photo identification
  • English proficiency test scores

Test required/ Average score

  • New UK NARIC GPA- Minimum requirement of 10- Points
  • IELTS- Band score of 6 or higher
  • PTE- Score of 62 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT- 80 or higher

Popular courses

  1. Arts & Humanity
  2. Psychology
  3. Law
  4. Biomedicine
  5. Chemistry
  6. Biology
  7. Life Sciences for Subjects Allied to Medicine
  8. Structural Molecular Biology

How the university evaluates applicants

Candidates from India may be eligible for direct entry into college programs if they meet the basic requirements. The State Board entrance requirements range between 60 and 80%. Additionally, Birkbeck encourages applications from students without typical capabilities and welcomes students from all educational backgrounds. Past performance is also considered. 

Tips for applying to the university

  • The online application form can be filled out by creating an account on the university portal or the UCAS website.
  • Transcripts of the student's grades from secondary, graduation, entrance exams and university exams should be uploaded directly through the relevant organization.
  • Students should get transcripts assessed by recognized organizations.
  • Send in your English language test results.
  • Provide any more required paperwork.
  • Submit and pay application fees (20 GBP for one course/ 25 GBP for two or more courses) and keep the receipt safe for further processing.

Application deadline

 The main UCAS deadlines are January 26, 2022 and January 25, 2023. 

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Sheffield Hallam University Acceptance Rate43%
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Glasgow Caledonian University Acceptance Rate23%
University of South Wales Acceptance Rate95%
Liverpool John Moores University Acceptance Rate23%
Goldsmiths University of London Acceptance Rate67%
Robert Gordon University Acceptance Rate22%
Bath Spa University Acceptance Rate12%
Birkbeck University of London Acceptance Rate76% 
Liverpool Hope University Acceptance Rate85%
University of Manchester Acceptance Rate70%
University of Edinburgh Acceptance Rate47%
Falmouth University Acceptance Rate26%
University of Chichester Acceptance Rate83%




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