Entry requirements for International pre-Masters programmes

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These two-year programmes - ‘Masters Degree with Integrated pre-Masters’ - are suitable for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the one year masters courses in the fields of Music, Biosciences and Economics.


Applicants with a recognised first degree/diploma (in a relevant subject area for Biosciences and Music) with a GPA of 2.6-3.2 out of 5.0 or 2.0-2.5 out of 4.0 will be eligible for consideration. 

For the Economics programmes, applicants with a recognised first degree (in an unrelated subject area with some mathematical content) with a GPA of 3.2+ out of 5.0 or 3.0+ out of 4.0 will be eligible for consideration. 

Please see further country specific information below. If you have studied in a country which is not on this list, please contact us and we will be happy to advise on the suitability of your qualifications for the International pre-Masters Programmes

Country-specific requirements:

Sub-Saharan Africa

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Country            Academic Requirements                                                            
Ghana

A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 2.5 - 2.9 out of 4.0 or 3.0 - 3.4 out of 5.0

Kenya A recognised first degree/diploma with an overall average of 50-59%
Nigeria A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 2.5 - 2.9 out of 4.0 or 3.0 - 3.4 out of 5.0

Asia

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Country          Academic Requirements                                                          
Bangladesh A recognised first degree/diploma with an overall average of 60 -64%
Brunei A Second class lower honours degree (2.2)
China

3-year Diploma holders with 85% or above (80-84% borderline) from a top 800 institution or one of the approved Affiliated Colleges.

4-year Diploma holders will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Hong Kong A Second class lower honours degree (2.2)
India

A recognised first degree/diploma with an overall average of 50 -59%

Indonesia A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 2.5 – 2.9 out of 4.0
Japan

A grade of 良(Ryō)good 70-79%,

or grade B (on the S-F grading scheme),

or grade C (on the A-F grading scheme)

Malaysia

A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 2.5 - 2.9 out of 4.0

Pakistan

A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 2.6 - 3.1 out of 4.0

Philippines Holders of a very good Bachelors degree with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0
South Korea

A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 2.5 - 2.9 out of 4.5

Central Asia

Europe
Country           Academic requirements                                     
Turkey

A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 2.5 - 2.9 out of 4.0

Americas

None
Country Entry requirements                                                                     
Brazil         

A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of  6.0 - 6.9 out of 10

Chile

A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 4.0 - 4.9 out of 7.0

Mexico

A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 7.0 - 7.9 out of 10

Middle East

Middle East
Country Academic requirements
Bahrain

A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 2.5 - 2.9 out of 4.0

Egypt

A recognised first degree/diploma with an overall average of 60 - 74%

Iran A recognised first degree/diploma with a score of 11-13 out of 20
Iraq

A recognised first degree/diploma with an overall average of 60 - 69%

Jordan

A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 2.0 - 2.5 out of 4.0

Kuwait

A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 2.5 - 2.9 out of 4.0

Libya

A recognised first degree/diploma with an overall average of 60 - 64%

Oman

A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 2.5 - 2.9 out of 4.0

Saudi Arabia

A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 2.6 - 3.2 out of 5.0 or 2.0 - 2.5 out of 4.0

Syria

A recognised first degree/diploma with an overall average of 60-74%

UAE

A recognised first degree/diploma with a GPA of 2.5 - 2.9 out of 4.0

English language entry requirements

English requirements

IELTS

TOEFL IBT

International Pre-Masters in Biosciences

 

6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in each band

80 overall with at least:

Listening - 19 Reading - 19   

Speaking - 21 Writing - 19

International Pre-Masters in Music

6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in each band  

88 overall with at least:

Listening - 20
Reading - 21 Speaking - 22
Writing - 21

International Pre-Masters in Economics

6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each band

88 overall with at least:

Listening - 20
Reading - 21
Speaking - 22 Writing - 21

Presessional English language tuition

High quality Pressional English programmes are available for students who do not yet meet the English language entry requirements. A recent British Council accreditation review has rated the standard or English language teaching at the University of Birmingham as being outstanding, placing us as one of the best providers of English language teaching in the HE sector.

If you require additional English language tuition, you will able to apply for a specific Foundation Academy Presessesional English programme that takes place before the start of your first term. This programme will typically be from 6 to 20 weeks in duration, depending upon your current English language level; longer courses are available, if required. Upon successful completion of the programme, you can transfer to the Foundation Academy without needing to take another English language test.

The Presessional English Programme is not part of the Birmingham Foundation Academy Package. Please see the brochure for more information about programmes in 2013-2014 here 

For full details, including the entry requirements and length of course

For details on how to apply for the Presessional English language programme, please click on How to Apply.

Any problems or for all information about this course please contact Esther Reeves on

Email: e.h.reeves@bham.ac.uk

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8472