Country specific entry requirements for postgraduate taught study

Country specific entry requirements for postgraduate taught study

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught study are available on the country pages. If your country is not listed, no problem! Find the entry requirements for your country below or get in touch and we'll answer any questions you have about applying from your specific country.

Entry requirements

The majority of our taught Master programmes require that you hold a qualification equivalent to a lower second-class Bachelor Honours (or 2.2). Please check our course pages for specific entry requirements and your country-specific entry requirements below.

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A-Z of countries

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A

Algeria

We generally consider the below qualifications awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Algeria to be equivalent to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

  • Licence, Diplôme de [subject area] awarded in professional fields
  • Diplôme d'Études Supérieures
  • Diplôme d'Ingénieur
  • Diplôme d'Architecte d'État

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 12 out of 20.

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 14 out of 20. 

Australia

We generally consider a minimum four-year Bachelor Honours degree awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Australia to be equivalent to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Degree classification directly compares to that in the UK. We accept Lower Second Class Division in your Bachelor Honours degree for programmes requiring 2.2 and Upper Second Class Division for programmes with 2.1 entry requirement.

A three-year Bachelor degree may also be accepted depending on awarding institution and the programme you studied. We recommend that you submit your application or enquire.

Austria

We generally consider Bachelor degree awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Austria to be comparable to Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade of 2

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 3

B

Bahrain

We generally consider a minimum four-year Bachelor degree from Bahrain awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution to be equivalent to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 70%
A minimum 65% is accepted when awarded by the Arabian Gulf University.

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade of 75%
A minimum 65% is accepted when awarded by the Arabian Gulf University.

Barbados

We generally consider a Bachelor degree awarded by the University of the West Indies or Barbados Community College to be equivalent to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Class II Lower Division

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Class II Upper Division 

Belgium

We generally consider the below qualifications awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Belgium to be equivalent to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

  • Licentiaat
  • Licencié
  • Bachelor degree (if awarded as a Bologna degree)

Other awards besides the above may be acceptable. We encourage you to apply or enquire.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 60%

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 70%

Bolivia

We generally consider a successfully completed Licenciatura from a nationally recognised higher education institution in Bolivia to be equivalent to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 65%

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 75% 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

We generally consider a Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja or Diplomirani awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution  in Bosnia and Herzegovina to be equivalent to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 8

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 9

C

Cameroon

We generally consider a Diplôme d'Études Supérieures de Commerce or Diplôme d'Ingénieur awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Cameroon to be equivalent to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 12 out of 20

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 14 out of 20

If you hold a Bachelor degree or Licence, we still encourage you to apply as we may be able to consider this qualification for entry onto our Master programme.

Chile

We generally consider a Grado de Licenciado awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Chile to be equivalent to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade of  4.6 out of 7

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 14 out of 20

If you have completed Título Profesional we would still encourage you to apply as we may be able to consider this qualification for entry onto our Master programme.

Croatia

We generally consider a Baccalaureus / Baccalaurea awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Croatia to be equivalent to UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 3.0 out of 5

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 4.0 out of 5

We also accept Diploma - Visoko obrazovanje (Advanced Diploma of Higher Education (Level VII/1 Diploma): 4-6 years) assessed on case-by-case basis. We encourage you to apply. 

Cuba

We generally consider a Título de Licenciado / Arquitecto / Doctor / Ingeniero awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Cuba to be comparable to UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 3.5 out of 5

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 4 out of 5

Czech Republic

We generally consider a Bakalář (post 2001) and Inženýr (post 2001) or Magistr (up to and including 2001) awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in the Czech Republis to be comparable to UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade of 2.5

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade of 2

D

Denmark

We generally consider the below qualifications awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Denmark to be comparable to UK Bachelor Honours degree:

  • Professionsbachelor 
  • Bachelor degree
  • Diplomingeniør (Engineer) if awarded as a Bologna degree
  • Candidatus Philosophiae 

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 7 out of 12 or 9 out of 13

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 10 out of 12 or 13

E

Estonia

We generally consider the below qualifications awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Estonia to be comparable to UK Bachelor Honours degree:

  • Bakalaurusekraad 
  • Rakenduskõrgharidusõppe Diplom 
  • Diplomeeritud spetsialisti ülikoolidiplom / Kraadita Diploma
  • Ülikooli Kraadita Diploma

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 2.5 out of 5

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 3.5 out of 5

Ethiopia

We generally consider a Master programme degree awarded by a nationally recognised public higher education institution in Ethiopia to be comparable to UK Bachelor Honours degree.

If awarded by a private institution, it must be approved by the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 3.0 out of 4

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 3.5 out of 4

F

Finland

We generally consider the below qualifications awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Finland to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree:

  • Ammattikorkeakoulututkinto, AMK / Yrkeshögskoleexamen, YHS 
  • Kandidaatti / Kandidat awarded in and post 2006 
  • Kandidaatti / Kandidat / Professional title awarded up to and including 1996
  • Oikeusnotaari / Varanotaari
  • Lisensiaatti / Licenciat in medical subject areas
  • Oikeustieteen Kandidaatti / Juris Kandidat
  • Proviisori / Provisor 

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 3.0 out of 5 or 1.0 out of 3

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 4.0 out of 5 or 2.0 out of 3

France

We generally consider the below qualifications awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in France to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree:

  • Diplôme d'Ingénieur
  • Licence / Grade de Licence 
  • Licence Professionnelle / Grade de Licence Professionnelle
  • Maîtrise (if awarded as pre-Bologna degree)

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 12 out of 20

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 14 out of 20

G

Germany

We generally consider a Bachelor degree awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Germnany to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 3.3

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 2.3

I

Iraq

We generally consider a Bachelor degree awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Iraq to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 70%

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 80%

Ireland

We generally consider a Bachelor Honours degree awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Ireland to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Degree classification of Irish Bachelor Honours directly compares to that in the UK. We accept Second Class Honours Grade 2 for programmes requiring 2.2 and Second Class Honours Grade 1 for programmes with 2.1 entry requirement.

Italy

We generally consider a Laurea awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Italy to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 84 out of 110

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 94 out of 110

J

Jamaica

We generally consider a Bachelor degree awarded by the University of West Indies or the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree. We also accept a Bachelor degree awarded by other Jamaican institutions if the programme is accredited by the University Council of Jamaica.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Class II Lower Division

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Class II Upper Division

Japan

We generally consider a Bachelor degree 学士 awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Japan to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 65%

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 75%

L

Lebanon

We generally consider the below qualifications awarded by nationally recognised higher education institution in Lebanon to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

  • Maîtrise
  • Bachelor degree / Licence awarded by the Lebanese University
  • Bachelor/Licence awarded by a private institution if the programme is recognised by the Equivalence Committee of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
GPA or 2.5 out of 4 or overall 70%

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
GPA 3.0 out of 4 or overall 80%

Liberia

We generally consider a Master programme degree awarded by a nationally recognised university in Liberia to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 70%

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 80%

Libya

We generally consider a Bachelor degree awarded by a nationally recognised university in Libya to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 65%

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 75%

Luxembourg

We generally consider the below qualifications awarded by nationally recognised higher education institution in Luxembourg to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

  • Bachelor degree awarded post 2002)
  • Magitra Diploms awarded up to and including 2000

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 35 out of 60 or 14 out of 20

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 45 out of 60 or 16 out of 20

M

Macau

We generally consider a Bachelor degree or Licenciatura awarded by nationally recognised higher education institution in Macau to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
GPA 2.5 out of 4

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
GPA 3.0 out of 4

Malawi

We generally consider a Master programme accredited by the National Commission for Higher Education to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 60%

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 70%

Malta

We generally consider a Bachelor Honours awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Malta to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent

Overall grade 55%

Morocco

We generally consider the below qualifications awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Morocco to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

  • Licence / Licence d'Études Fondamentales / Licence Professionnelle
  • Diplôme d'Écoles Nationales de Commerce et de Gestion
  • Diplôme d'Ingénieur d'État
  • Diplôme de Doctorat en Pharmacie

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 13 out of 20

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 15 out of 20

N

Netherlands

We generally consider a Bachelor degree or Hoger Beroepsonderwijs (HBO) awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in the Netherlands to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 6.0 out of 10

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 7.0 out of 10

P

Palestine

We generally consider a Bachelor degree (4 years minimum) awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Palestine to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 75% or GPA of 2.5 out of 4

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 80% or GPA of 3.0 out of 4

If you hold a 2-year Bachelor degree following Community College Diploma, we encourage you to apply. Please submit transcripts (and final certificates if possible) for both of your awards.

Paraguay

We generally consider an undergraduate Título de Licenciado / Título de [subject area] awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Paraguay to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 3.5 out of 5

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 4.0 out of 5

If the grading scale used by your awarding institution is different to the above, we encourage you to apply or enquire. 

Portugal

We generally consider a Licenciado or Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados  (DESE) awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Portugal to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 14 out of 20

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 16 out of 20

R

Rwanda

We generally consider a Bachelor (Honours) degree or Diplôme de Docteur en Médecine awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Rwanda to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 60% or 12 out of 20

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 70% or 14 out of 20

S

Slovakia

We generally consider the below qualifications awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Slovakia to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

  • Bakalár awarded post 2004
  • Inžinier or Magistr (Master programme) awarded up to and including 2002 

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 2.5

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 2

Slovenia

We generally consider the below qualifications awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Slovenia to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

  • Diploma o pridobljeni univerzitetni izobrazbi (University Degree)
  • Diploma o pridobljeni visoki strokovni izobrazbi / Diplomirani (Diploma of Professional Higher Education)
  • Diplomant (Professionally oriented first-cycle degree)
  • Univerzitetni diplomant (Academically oriented first-cycle degree)

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 7 out of 10

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 8 out of 10

Spain

We generally consider the below qualifications awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Spain to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

  • Título Universitario Oficial de Graduado en [subject area] (Grado)
  • Título Universitario Oficial de Licenciado en [subject area] (Licenciatura)
  • Título Universitario Oficial de Licenciado en Medicina / Odontología / Veterinaria

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 6 out of 10

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 7 out of 10

Sudan

We generally consider the below qualifications awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Sudan to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

  • Bachelor Honours
  • Bachelor (not Honours) in the following subjects:
    • Architecture
    • Dentistry
    • Engineering
    • Medicine
    • Surgery 

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 60% or GPA 6.0 out of 10

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 70% of GPA 7.0 out of 10

Syria

We generally consider a Bachelor degree awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Syria to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 60%

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 70%

T

Tanzania

We generally consider a Bachelor degree or undergraduate degree of Doctor awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Tanzania to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Lower second class division / 50-59% / GPA 2.7-3.4 out of 5

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Upper second class division / 60-69% / GPA 3.5-4.3 out of 5

Trinidad and Tobago

We generally consider the below qualifications awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Trinidad and Tobago to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

  • Bachelor degree awarded by the University of the West of Indies
  • Bachelor degree awarded by other recognised tertiary institution where the programme of study has been approved by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT)

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Class II lower division / B

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Class I upper division / B+

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

We generally consider a Bachelor degree awarded by the below recognised higher education institution in the TRNC to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree:

  • Dogu Akdeniz Üniversitesi (Eastern Mediterranean University)
  • Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi (Girne American University)
  • Istanbul Teknik Universiti – Kuzey Kirbis Yerleskesi (Istanbul Technical University – North Cyprus Establishment)
  • Lefke Avrupa Üniversitesi (European University of Lefke)
  • Orta Dogu Teknik Üniversitesi Kuzey Kibris Kampusu (Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus)
  • Uluslararasi Kibris Üniversitesi (Cyprus International University)
    Yakin Dogu Üniversitesi (Near East University)

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
GPA 3.0 out of 4

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
GPA 3.33 out of 4

Turks and Caicos

We generally consider a Bachelor degree awarded by the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
GPA 2.7 out of 4

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
GPA 3.3 out of 4

U

Uganda

We generally consider a Bachelor degree awarded by a recognised public university or an institution accredited by the National Council for Higher Education to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Degree classification directly compares to that in the UK. We accept Lower Second Class Division in your Bachelor degree for programmes requiring 2.2 and Upper Second Class Division for programmes with 2.1 entry requirement.

Uruguay

We generally consider a Título de Licenciado / Título de [subject area] awarded by a recognised higher education institution in Uruguay to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 7 out of 12

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 8 out of 12

If your awarding institution uses a different grading scale to the above, we recommend that you submit your application or enquire.

V

Venezuela

We generally consider a Licenciatura / Título de [subject area] awarded by a nationally recognised higher education institution in Venezuela to be comparable to a UK Bachelor Honours degree.

Lower second-class (2.2) equivalent
Overall grade 13 out of 20 or 6 out of 9 or 61%

Upper second-class (2.1) equivalent
Overall grade 15 out of 20 or 7 out of 9 or 71%