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Please use this guide to determine the equivalent qualification in your home country to a UK upper-second class honours degree, which is the normal entry requirement for admission to taught postgraduate programmes. The list below is intended only as a guide, as the School will consider international qualifications on a case-by-case basis.

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Afghanistan: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 85% (or a GPA of 3.5)

Albania: Diplomë e Nivelit të Dytë (Second Level University Diploma), Master i Arteve të Bukura (Master of Fine Arts), Kandidat i Shkencave (Candidate of Sciences) and other Master’s-level qualifications with a final overall score of 8.5

Algeria: Four-year Licence with a final overall score of 16/20

Angola: Grau de Mestre with a final overall score of 16/20

Anguilla: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Antigua and Barbuda: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Argentina: Licenciado with a final overall score of 8/10

Armenia: Diplom Magistrosi Astichan (when completed before 2004), Diplom Bakalavri Astichan (when completed after 2005) with a final overall GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

Aruba: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Australia: Four-year Bachelor's (honours) degree with second class honours (upper division), Distinction, Division 1, B+ or a GPA of 5.5 (on a 7.0 scale) Three-year Bachelor's degree with grades of First Class, High Distinction or a GPA of 6.0 (on 7.0 scale)

Austria: Bachelor's degree or Diplomstudium / Magister with a final overall score of 2.2

Azerbaijan: Magistr Diplomu (when completed before 2004), or Bakalavr Diplomu (when completed after 2005) with a final overall score of 9/10, 4 /5 or ‘Good’

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Bahamas: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Bahrain: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 90%, Grade A, ‘Excellent’ or a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Bangladesh: Master’s degree (following from a three of four-year bachelor’s degree) with a final overall score of 75%, Grade A, first class honours or a GPA of 3.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

Barbados: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Belarus: Master’s degree with a final overall score of 4 or ‘Good’

Belgium: Licenciaat / Licencié with a final overall score of Met onderscheiding, Avec distinction or 70%

Belize: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Benin: Maitrise with a final overall score of 16/20

Bermuda: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Bolivia: Licenciado with a final overall mark of 77

Bosnia and Herzegovina: BA / BSci / Diplomirani (Bachelor’s degree) or Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja (Advanced Diploma of Higher Education) with a final overall score of 9 (on a 5 to 10 scale) or 4 (on a 0 to 5 scale)

Botswana: Master's degree with a final overall score of 70%, Grade B or 'Very Good'

Brazil: Bacharel / Licenciado with a final overall score of 8 out of 10, a mark of 'AB' or Muito bom (Very Good)

Brunei: Bachelor’s (honours) degree with second class honours (upper division)

Bulgaria: Master’s degree (when completed before 1999), or Bachelor’s degree (when completed after 2002) with a final overall score of 5

Burkina Faso: Maîtrise with a final overall score of 16/20

Burundi: Diplôme d'Études Approfondies with a score of 16/20

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Cambodia: Master’s degree with a final overall score of 8.0, B+ or ‘Very Good’

Cameroon: Maîtrise or Master’s degree with a final overall score of 16/20

Canada: Bachelor’s (honours) degree or four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 77%, 10/12, B+ or a GPA of 3.3 (on 4.0 scale), 7.0 (on a 9.0 scale), 3.6 (on a 4.3 scale)

Cape Verde: Grau de Licenciado or Grau de Mestre with a final overall score of 18/20

Cayman Islands: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Central African Republic: Maîtrise with a final overall score of 16/20

Chad: Maîtrise or Diplôme d'Études Approfondies with a final overall score of 16/20

Chile: Four-year Grado de Licenciado with a final overall score of 70% or 5.0 (on a 7.0 scale)

China: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 85%

Colombia: Licenciado with a final overall GPA of 4.0 (on a 5.0 scale)

Congo (Democratic Republic of): Diplôme d'Études Approfondies with a final overall score of 16/20

Congo (Republic of): Maîtrise or Diplôme des Études Supérieures with a final overall score of 16/20

Cook Islands: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 80% from the University of the South Pacific

Costa Rica: Licenciado with a final overall score of 8

Croatia: Baccalaureu  / Baccalaure or Diploma Visoko Obrazovanje/Diplomirani (Advanced Diploma of Higher Education) with a final overall score of 4

Cuba: Licenciado with a final overall score of B, 80 or 4

Cyprus: Bachelor’s degree/Ptychio with a final overall score of 7.5/10

Czech Republic: Bakalář / Bachelor’s degree (when completed after 2001) or Magistr / Master's degree (when completed before 2002) with a final overall score of 1.5, B or ‘Very Good’

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Denmark: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 10

Dominica: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Dominican Republic: Maestría / Magíster / Master with a final overall score of 80%, Grade B or 3/4

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Ecuador: Four-year Licenciado with a final overall score of 80% or 8/10

Egypt: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 90%

El Salvador: Maestría with a final overall score of 8/10

Estonia: Typically we require a Bakalaureusekraad,  Magister or Magistrikraad. A score of B from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1

Ethiopia: Master’s degree with a final overall score of 85%, Grade B+ or a GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

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Fiji: Bachelor’s degree from the University of the South Pacific with a final overall score of Grade A

Finland: Kandidaatti / Kandidat with a final overall score of 2 (in the 1-3 system) or 2.5 (in the 1-5 system)

France: Three-year Licence with a final overall score of 13/20

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Gambia: Master’s degree with a final overall score of 80% or a GPA of 4.0 (on a 4.3 scale)

Georgia: Bakalavris Khariskhi with a final overall score of 85%, 5, Excellent, or Grade A

Germany: Bachelor's degree with a final overall score of 2.2 (on a 4.0 scale)

Ghana: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 65%, ‘Very Good’, Grade B+ or a GPA of 3.75 (on a 5.0 scale)

Greece: Ptychío with a final overall score of at least 7/10

Grenada: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Guadeloupe: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Guatemala: Maestría with a final overall score of 85%

Guyana: Master’s degree with a final overall score of Grade B

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Haiti: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Honduras: Licenciado with a final overall score of 80%

Hong Kong (SAR): Bachelor’s degree (honours) with a final overall GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

Hungary: Alapfokozat or Egyetemi Oklevél with a final overall score of 4/5

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Iceland: Baccalaurreatus with a final overall score of 8.0 or First Class

India: Three-year Bachelor’s (honours) degree with a final overall score of 60%, or a CGPA of 5/7, 6/8, 7/9 or 8/1

Indonesia: Sarjana I (S1) with a final overall score of A- or a GPA of 3.7

Iran: Karshenasi (Licence / Bachelor’s degree) with a final overall score of 17/20, Grade A or 4

Iraq: Master's degree with a final overall score of 85%

Ireland: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division)

Israel: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 85%

Italy: Laurea with a final overall score of 106/110

Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire): Maîtrise, Diplôme d'Études Supérieures or Diplôme d'Études Approfondies with a final overall score of 16/20

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Jamaica: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Japan: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 76%, Grade B+ or a GPA of 3.3

Jordan: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 84%, Grade A, ‘Excellent’ or a CGPA of 3.7

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Kazakhstan: Бакалавр дипломы / Диплом бакалавра (Bachelor’s degree) or Мамаң дипломы (Specialist Diploma) with a final overall grade of 4/5

Kenya: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) with a final overall score of 65%

Kiribati: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 80% from the University of the South Pacific

Kosovo: Diplomë e Studimeve Themelore Universitare – Baҫelor (Bachelor’s degree) with a final overall score of 9/10

Kuwait: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of B+ or 3.3

Kyrgyzstan: Адистик диплом / Диплом специалиста (Specialist Diploma) or Магистр диплому / Диплом магистра (Master's degree) with a final overall score of 4/5

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Latvia: Bakalaura Diploms / Profesionālā Bakalaura Diploms (Bachelor’s degree) when completed after 2002 or Magistra Diploms (Master's degree) when completed before 2002 with a final overall score of Grade B, ‘Very Good’ or 8

Lebanon: Bachelor’s degree or Maîtrise with a final overall score of 85%, Grade B or CGPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

Lesotho: Master's degree with a final overall score of 75%, Grade B+ or 4.5

Liberia: Masters’ degree with a final overall score of 85%, Grade B+ or 3.5

Libya: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 85%

Liechtenstein: Bachelor's degree with a final overall score of 4/6

Lithuania: Bakalauro Diplomas / Bachelor’s degree (when studied after 2002) or Magistro diplomas / Master's degree with a final overall score of 84%, ‘Very Good’ or 9

Luxembourg: Bachelor's degree (when studied after 2002), Master’s degree or Diplôme d'Études Supérieures Spécialisées with a final overall score of 16/20

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Macau (SAR): Master's degree with a final overall GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

Macedonia: Дипломиран / Баццалауреус / Баццалауреа (Bachelor’s degree) with a final overall score of 9

Madagascar: Maîtrise or Diplôme d'Études Approfondies with a final overall score of 16/20

Malawi: Master's degree (from Mzuzu University or the University of Malawi)

Malaysia: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) with a final overall GPA of 3.5

Maldives: Bachelor’s degree from The Maldives National University with a final overall score of 65%

Malta: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) with a final overall score of 70%

Marshall Islands: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 80% from the University of the South Pacific

Martinique: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Mauritania: Maitrise / Master with a final overall score of 14/20

Mauritius: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division)

Mexico: Licenciado with a final overall score of 90%

Micronesia: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 80% from the University of the South Pacific

Moldova: Diplomă de Licenţă with a final overall score of 9/10

Mongolia: Магистр (Master's degree) with a final overall score of 4/5 or Grade B

Montenegro: Diploma o završenim osnovnim akademskim studijama / Diploma primenjenih osnovnih studija / Diploma Visoko Obrazovanje with a final overall score of 9

Montserrat: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Morocco: Diplôme du Cycle Normal or Licence with a final overall score of 16/20

Mozambique: Grau de Mestre with a final overall score of 16/20

Myanmar (Burma): Grau de Mestre with a final overall score of 75% or 5

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Namibia: Bachelor Honours degree / Professional Bachelor degree or Master's degree with a final overall score of 80%

Nauru: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 80% from the University of the South Pacific

Nepal: Master’s degree with a final overall score of 80%

Netherland Antilles: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Netherlands: Bachelor’s degree / Hoger Beroepsonderwijs or Doctoraal with a final overall score of 7.5 or a GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

New Zealand: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) or a final overall grade of B+

Nicaragua: Maestría with a final overall score of 80%

Niger: Maîtrise, Diplôme d'Études Approfondies or Diplôme d'Études Supérieures Spécialisées with a final overall score of 16/20

Nigeria: Bachelor’s degree with first class honours

Niue: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 80% from the University of the South Pacific

Norway: Bachelorgrad (Bachelor’s degree) or Candidatus Magisterii with a final overall score of ‘Very Good’ or Grade B

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Oman: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 3.6/4

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Pakistan: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 75% or a GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

Panama: Maestría with a final overall score of 80%

Papua New Guinea: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) with a final overall score of 4/5

Paraguay: Licenciado with a final overall score of 4

Peru: Licenciado with a final overall score of 15/20

Philippines: Master's degree from a Centre of Excellence or Prestigious University with a final overall score of 1.75 or A-

Poland: Licencjat / Inżynier (Bachelor’s degree) when studied after 2001 or Magister / Magister Inżynier (Master's degree) with a final overall score of 5

Portugal: Licenciado or Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE) with a final overall score of 16/20

Puerto Rico: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of 3.7 (on a 4.0 scale)

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Qatar: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 3.6/4

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Romania: Diplomă de Licenţă (Bachelor’s degree) with a final overall score of 9/10

Russia: Диплом Бакалавра (Bachelor’s degree) or Диплом Специалиста (Specialist Diploma) with a final overall score of 4

Rwanda: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 16/20

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Samoa: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 80% from the University of the South Pacific

Saudi Arabia: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 85% or 4.5/5

Senegal: Diplôme d'Études Supérieures, Maîtrise, Diplôme d'Études Approfondies or Diplôme d'Études Supérieures Specialisées with a final overall score of 16/20

Serbia: Диплома о стеченом високом образовању / Diploma o stečenom visokom obrazovanju or Дипломирани / Diplomirani (Bachelor’s degree) with a final overall score of 9/10

Sierra Leone: Bachelor’s degree (Honours) or Master's degree with a final overall score of 5 (on a 1 to 5 scale) or 70%

Singapore: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) with a final overall GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or a CPA of 4.0 (on a 5.0 scale)

Slovakia: Bakalár (Bachelor’s degree) when studied after 2004 or Magister (Master's degree) with a final overall score of 1.5 or Grade B

Slovenia: Diploma o pridobljeni univerzitetni izobrazbi, Diploma o pridobljeni visoki strokovni izobrazbi / Diplomirani, Diplomant or Univerzitetni diplomant with a final overall score of 9

Solomon Islands: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 80% from the University of the South Pacific

South Africa: Bachelor’s (Honours) degree with a final overall score of 70%

South Korea: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 85%, Grade B+ or a GPA 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or 3.8 (on a 4.3 scale

Spain: Licenciado or Graduado with a final overall score of 7.5 or 2.5/4

Sri Lanka: Four-year Bachelor Special degree with a final overall score of 70%

St. Kitts & Nevis: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

St. Lucia: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Sudan (Republic of) (North): Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 70%

Suriname: Master's degree with distinction

Sweden: Bachelor degree / Kandidatexamen with a final overall score of VG or 100/120

Switzerland: Diplôme or Licence (French-speaking), Diplom or Lizentiat (German-speaking) with a final overall score of 5/6, 8/10 or 2.2/5

Syria: Licence / al-Ijâza fi with a final overall score of 85%

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Taiwan: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 80% or a GPA of 3.7 (on a 4.0 scale)

Tajikistan: Дипломи дар бораи маълумоти оли / Диплом специалиста (Specialist Diploma) or Дипломи магистр / Диплом магистра (Master's degree) with a final overall score of 4/5

Tanzania: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 70% or B+

Thailand: Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 75% or a GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

Togo: Diplôme d'Études Approfondies or Diplôme d'Études Supérieures with a final overall score of 16/20

Tokelau: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 80% from the University of the South Pacific

Tonga: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 80% from the University of the South Pacific

Trinidad & Tobago: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Tunisia: Licence with a final overall score of 14/20

Turkey: Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor’s degree) with a final overall score of 70% or a CGPA of 3.4

Turkmenistan: Ýokary bilim hakynda şahadatnama (Specialist Diploma) when completed after 2007 or before 2001 with a final overall score of 4.5/5

Turks and Caicos Islands: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) from the University of the West Indies

Tuvalu: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 80% from the University of the South Pacific

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Uganda: Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) or a GPA of 3.75

Ukraine: Диплом бакалавра (Bachelor’s  degree) when studied after 2007, Диплом спеціаліста (Specialist Diploma) or Диплом магістра (Master's degree) with a final overall score of 4, 9/12 or 3/5

United Arab Emirates (UAE): Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 85% or a GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

United Kingdom (UK): Bachelor’s degree with second class honours (upper division) 

United States of America (USA): Bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale), 4.3 (on a 5.0 scale) or 85%

Uruguay: Licenciado with a final overall score of 10/12, 85% or a GPA of 4.5 (on a 6.0 scale)

Uzbekistan: Diplomi (Specialist Diploma) or Magistr Diplomi (Master's degree) with a final overall score of 80% or 4/5

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Vanuatu: Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of 80% from the University of the South Pacific

Venezuela: Four-year Licenciatura with a final overall score of 8/9, 17/20 or 4.5/5

Vietnam: Thạc sĩ (Master's degree) with a final overall grade of 7

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Yemen: Majister / Master’s degree with a final overall score of 90%

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Zambia: Master's degree with a final overall score of 2.0 (on a 2.5 scale)

Zimbabwe: Bachelor’s degree (Honours) with a final overall score of 75%