Entry Requirements - International Qualifications

If you have previously studied outside the UK, the list below provides a guide to the equivalent international qualifications that meet our entry requirements. This is intended as a guide only, as transcripts vary between universities in certain countries.

If your country or qualification does not appear in this list or you have any questions, please contact our Postgraduate Admissions Office for all Masters enquiries.

Location (A-Z) Qualification
Afghanistan Bachelor and Masters degree. Overall grade of 80%
Albania Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 8
Algeria Licence with an average of at least 14 out of 20
Angola Licenciado with an average of at least 14
Argentina Licenciado with an average of at least 7
Austria Bachelor degree with an overall grade of between 1-2
Australia Bachelor degree with the classification of a 2.1 or distinction or 2A
Azerbaijan Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 4 or 80%
Bahrain Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 3
Bangladesh Requirements vary, please contact admissions
Barbados 2.1 Bachelor degree
Bolivia Licenciado/Titulo De Bachiller Universitario with an average of at least 70% or 5 out of 7
Brazil Licenciado or Bacharel/Curso Superior with a grade of at least 8
Brunei 2.1 Bachelor degree
Bulgaria Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 5 (Mnogo dobur)
Bahamas 2.1 Bachelor degree
Belarus Bachelor degree with an overall GPA of at least 4
Belgium Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 70%
Belize 2.1 Bachelor degree
Benin Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 14
Bhutan Bachelor and Masters degree with an overall average of at least 60%
Bosnia & Herzogovina Bachelor degree with an overall grade of 9
Botswana Bachelor and Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 70%
Burkino Faso Maitrese with an overall average of at least 14
Burundi Diplome de Licence or Diplome Ingenieur with an overall average of at least 80%
Cameroon Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 3.5
Canada Bachelor degree with either a GPA of 3.3, or 9 out of 12, or 70% (when the pass mark is 50%) or 75% (when the pass mark is 60%)
Chile Licenciatura with a GPA of at least 5.5
China Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 75% for prestigious Universities and 80% for non prestigious Universities
Colombia Licenciado with a GPA of at least 4
Cyprus Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 7 out of 10, or 3 out of 4
Congo Maitrese with an overall average of at least 14
Costa Rica Licenciado with an overall grade of at least 8
Croatia Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 4
Cuba Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 4
Czech Republic Bakalar with an overall average of at least 1.5 (velmi dobre)
Denmark Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 10
Dominica 2.1 Bachelor degree
Dominican Republic Maestria with an overall grade of at least 3
Egypt Bachelor degree with an overall grade of 75%
Ethiopia Bachelor degree and Masters degree with a GPA of at least 3
Ecuador Licenciado with an overall average of at least 8
Eritrea Bachelor and Masters degree with an overall grade of 3
Estonia Bachelor degree either 4 out of 5 or 5 out of 6
Fiji 2.1 Bachelor degree
Finland Kandidaatti/Kandidat with either 2 out of 3, or 3.5 out of 5
France Licence with an average of at least 14 out of 20
Germany Bachelor degree with a minimum average of 2.4
Ghana 2.1 Bachelor degree with honours
Greece Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 7
Gabon Maitrise with an overall average of at least 14
Gambia Bachelor and Masters degree with an overall GPA of at least 3.3
Georgia Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 4, or 80%
Greenland Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 10
Guatamala Licenciado with an overall average of at least 8
Guinea Bachelor and Masters with an overall average of at least 14
Guyana Bachelor and Masters degree with an overall GPA of at least 3.4
Hungary Bachelor degree with an overall GPA of at least 3.5
Hong Kong 2.1 Bachelor degree or GPA of at least 3
Iceland Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 7.5
India Please contact admissions office as grading systems vary between Universities
Indonesia Sarjana (S1) course accredited with S and an overall GPA of at least 3.0
Iran Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 14
Iraq Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 75%
Ireland (Republic of) 2.1 Bachelor degree with honours
Israel Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 80%
Italy Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 96
Jamaica 2.1 Bachelor degree
Japan Bachelor degree with an overall average of either at least 80% or a GPA of at least 3
Jordan Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 75% or a GPA of 3
Kazakhstan Bachelor degree with either 4.3 out of 5; 3.3 out of 4; 3.7 out of 4.3; an average of 85%
Kenya 2.1 Bachelor degree
Kuwait Bachelor degree with an overall of GPA of at least 3
Kyrgystan Specialist diploma with an overall GPA of at least 4
Latvia Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 8 or average grade of B
Lebanon Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 70%
Libya Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 75% or a GPA of 3.3
Lesotho Bachelor and Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 70%
Liberia Bachelor and Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 90%
Liechtenstein Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 5
Lithuania Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 82%
Luxembourg Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 45
Macao 2.1 Bachelor degree
Macedonia Bachelor degree with a an overall grade of at least 8
Madagascar Maitrise with an overall average of at least 14
Malawi Bachelor and Masters degree with an overall average of at least 70%
Malaysia Bachelor degree with an overall GPA of at least 3.0
Maldives 2.1 Bachelor degree
Malta 2.1 Bachelor degree
Mauritius 2.1 Bachelor degree
Mexico Licenciado with an overall grade of at least 8
Moldova Diploma de Licenta with an overall grade of at least 8
Mongolia Bachelor with an overall grade of at least 80%
Morocco Licence with an overall average of at least 14
Myanmar Bachelor and Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 75%
Namibia Bachelor and Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 80%
Nepal A four year Bachelor degree with at least 60% or a three year Bachelor degree accompanied with a Masters degree with at least 60%
Netherlands Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 7
New Zealand 2.1 Bachelor degree
Nicaragua Licenciado with an overall grade of at least 80%
Nigeria 2.1 Bachelor degree
Norway Bachelor degree with an overall average of grade B
Oman Bachelor degree with an overall GPA of at least 3.2
Palestine Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 80% or a GPA of at least 3
Pakistan 4 year Bachelor degree or 2 year Masters degree (if Bachelors is less than 4 years) with an overall grade of at least 70%; GPA 3.0
Panama Licenciado with an overall grade of at least 80%
Papua New Guinea Bachelor degree either an overall grade of at least 75%; GPA of 2.75; Grade 2A
Paraguay Licenciado with an overall grade of at least 80% or GPA of at least 4
Peru Licenciado with an overall average of at least 14
Philippines Bachelor from a centre of excellence or prestigious institution with an overall grade of 1.75
Poland Bachelors degree with an overall grade of at least 5 out of 6 or 4.5 out of 5
Portugal Licenciado with an overall grade of at least 16
Puerto Rico Bachelor degree with an overall GPA of at least 3
Qatar Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 3
Romania Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 8
Russia Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 4
Samoa 2.1 Bachelor degree
Saudi Arabia Bachelor degree with an overall GPA of either 4 out of 5 or 3 out of 4
Serbia Bachelor degree with an overall grade of at least 8
Sierra Leone 2.1 Bachelor degree
Singapore 2.1 Bachelor degree
Slovenia Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 8
Somalia Bachelor and Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 3
South Africa 2.1 Bachelor degree
South Korea Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 3.3
Spain Bachelor degree with an average of at least 7
Sri Lanka 2.1 Bachelor degree
Sudan Bachelor degree either a 2.1; 70% or GPA of 3.3
Sweden Bachelor degree, pass with distinction
Switzerland Bachelor degree, either 7 out of 10; 5 out of 6; 2 out of 5
Syria Bachelor degree with the grade 'very good'
Taiwan Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 75%
Tajikistan Specialist Diploma with an overall grade of at least 4.5
Tanzania 2.1 Bachelor degree
Thailand Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 3
Trinidad and Tobago 2.1 Bachelor degree with honours
Turkey Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 3 or an overall average of at least 80%
Turkmenistan Specialist diploma with an overall GPA of at least 4
Uruguay Titulo de Licenciado with an overall grade of at least 8
Uganda 2.1 Bachelor degree
Ukraine Bachelor degree with either a grade 4 out of 5; or 7 out of 12
United Arab Emirates Bachelor degree with an overall GPA of at least 3 out of 4 or 4 out of 5
USA Bachelor degree with an overall GPA of at least 3
Uzbekistan Specialist Diploma with an overall grade of at least 4
Venezuela Licenciatura with an overall grade of either 7 out of 9 or 16 out of 20
Vietnam Bachelor degree with an overall average of at least 7
Zambia Bachelor and Masters degree with an overall GPA of at least 3 or an overall grade of at least 70%
Zimbabwe 2.1 Bachelor degree