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International entry requirements (PG)

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King's welcomes applicants to our postgraduate taught and research courses from countries all over the world. The information below is intended to give general guidance to those considering applying for 2018 entry for postgraduate study at King's. 

Important notes:

  • Exact entry requirements will vary by programme. Some programmes will specify grades required for entry along with compulsory subject areas, or state preferred subject areas. We have provided general guidance for programmes that ask for a Bachelors degree or Masters degree, but it is important that you also check our online prospectus for any non-academic entry requirements as well as for general application guidance.

  • To follow our programmes successfully, you must have a good command of English and be able to apply this in an academic environment. Therefore, you are usually required to provide evidence of your competence in English before starting your studies.

  • King's regularly reviews its entry requirements at the start of each academic year and the entry requirements below are intended as a guide and may be subject to change.

  • King's has a competitive application process for our courses: meeting the typical entry requirements alone will not guarantee that you will be successful in receiving an offer to study at King's, but we hope that you will consider applying.

  • All qualifications and institutions will be cross checked on the UK NARIC  databases (National Recognition Information Centre). UK NARIC is the national agency for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications. If your institution or qualification is not on this list, we will not be able to consider your application. If you can't find your country or qualification in the list below or would like to check the status of your instituiton with us, please contact the admissions office for further advice.

Qualification guidance by country

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A

Afghanistan

Postgraduate taught courses

A Bachelor's Degree from Afghanistan is not considered comparable to a British Bachelor (Honours) degree, and applicants will need to have completed a Master's degree from a recognised institution in Afghanistan with the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationAfghan equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 90 out of 100

GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 85 out of 100

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 80 out of 100

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

 

Postgraduate research courses

Where our postgraduate research courses specify a requirement for a UK Master's degree (or equivalent), unfortunately a Masters degree from Afghanistan will not be considered suitable for entry. We recommend that applicants consider applying for one of our postgraduate taught courses first.

Australia

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a three year Bachelor degree or four year Bachelor Honours degree from a recognised institution in Australia will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationAustralian Bachelor equivalencyAustralian Bachelor Honours equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

High Distinction and an overall average of 80%*

First Class Honours (HI/H1/1) and an overall average of 80%*

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Distinction and an overall average of 75%*

Second Class Honours Division A (HIIA/H2A/2A) and an overall average of 75%*

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Distinction and an overall average of 70%*

Second Class Honours Division A (HIIA/H2A/2A) and an overall average of 70%*

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Credit and an overall average of 65%*

Second Class Honours Division B (HIIB/H2B/2B) and an overall average of 65%*

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Credit and an overall average of 60%*

Second Class Honours Division B (HIIB/H2B/2B) and an overall average of 60%*

*Please note this percentage may vary depending on the grading scale used by your university

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree, with an overall grade of Second Class (Upper Division) or Distinction, will be considered  for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Austria

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in Austria will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationAustrian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 1.4 out of 5.0 and overall Pass with Distinction (Mit Auszeichnung Bestanden)

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 1.7 out of 5.0 and overall Pass (Bestanden)

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 2.0 out of 5.0 and overall Pass (Bestanden)

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 2.5 out of 5.0 and overall Pass (Bestanden)

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 2.9 out of 5.0 and overall Pass (Bestanden)

 

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree or Magister Artium with a grade of 2 (Gut) overall will be considered  for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Azerbaijan

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree (Bakalavr Diplomu) from a recognised institution in Azerbaijan will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationAzerbaijani equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall grade of 4.5 out of 5.0

Overall score of 85%

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall grade of 4.0 out of 5.0

Overall score of 80%

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall grade of 3.5 out of 5.0

Overall score of 75%

 

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree or Magistr will be considered  for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree on a case-by-case basis.

B

Bangladesh

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology) or a Master's degree when following a three or four year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in Bangladesh will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationBangladeshi equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 70% in all elements

Overall grade A-

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 65% in all elements

Overall grade B+

GPA of 3.25 out of 4.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 60% in all elements

Overall grade B-

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

 

Postgraduate research courses

A Doctor of Medicine (MD)/Master of Surgery, Master of Philosophy (MPhil), or Master's degree from BUET with 65% will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Belgium

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Licentiaat (Flanders) or Licencié  (Wallonia) from a recognised institution in Belgium will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationBelgian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall grade of 17 out of 20

Overall score of 85% (met grootste onderscheiding/avec grande distinction)

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall grade of 15.5 out of 20

Overall score of 77.5% (met grootste onderscheiding/avec grande distinction)

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall grade of 14 out of 20

Overall score of 70% (met onderscheiding/avec distinction)

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall grade of 13 out of 20

Overall score of 65% (met voldoening/avec satisfaction)

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall grade of 12 out of 20

Overall score of 60% (met voldoening/avec satisfaction)

 

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree or Diplôme d'Études Approfondies with 70% (met onderscheiding / avec distinction) will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Brazil

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have been awarded a Título de Bacharel or Título de [subject area] upon completion of a Bacharelado or awarded a Título de Licenciado/a upon completion of a Licenciatura from a recognised institution in Brazil will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK undergraduate degree classificationBrazilian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 9 out of 10

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 8.5 out of 10

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 8 out of 10

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 7 out of 10

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 6.5 out of 10

Postgraduate research courses

The Título de Mestre from a recognised institution in Brazil will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate research course at King's:

Brazil PGR equivalency

 UK Postgraduate degree classification Brazillian equivalency

 Master's degree with Distinction

 An overall score of 9 out of 10

 Master's degree with Merit

 An overall score of 8 out of 10

 Master's degree

 An overall score of 7 out of 10

 

Brunei

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor (Honours) degree from a recognised institution in Brunei will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationBruneian equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Upper Second Class Honours with 65% overall

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Upper Second Class Honours with 60% overall

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Lower Second Class Honours with 50% overall

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree on a case-by-case basis.

Bulgaria

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree or Professional Bachelor degree awarded after 2002 from a recognised institution in Bulgaria will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationBulgarian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 5.5 out of 6.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 67% overall)

Overall score of 5.28 out of 6.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 5.13 out of 6.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4.75 out of 6.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4.38 out of 6.0

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4.0 out of 6.0

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with an overall score of 4.75 out of 6.0 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

C

Canada

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed either a four year Bachelor degree (Honours) or three year Baccalauréat from a recognised institution in Canada will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationCanadian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0

Overall score of 88%

Overall grade A

Overall grade of 8.5 out of 9

Overall grade of 11 out of 12

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

Overall score 80%

Overall grade A-

Overall grade 8 out of 9

Overall grade 10 out of 12

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

Overall score of 77%

Overall grade B+

Overall grade 7 out of 9

Overall grade 9 out of 12

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

Overall score of 73%

Overall grade B

Overall grade 5.5 out of 9

Overall grade 8 out of 12

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0

Overall score of 67%

Overall grade B-

Overall grade 4.5 out of 9

Overall grade 5 out of 12

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.6 out of 4.0 (or similar) will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Chile

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Grado de Licenciado en [subject area] from a recognised institution in Chile will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationChilean equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 6.0 out of 7.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 5.5 out of 7.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 5.0 out of 7.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4.5 out of 7.0

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree, Grado de Magíster, with a final overall score of 5.0/7.0 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

China

Postgraduate taught courses

A four year Bachelor's degree from a recognised university will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Bachelor (Honours) degree at 2:1. 

Grade requirements for each course will vary and a guideline of our requirements can be found in the table below. Note: the average is calculated as a weighted average across all years of study.

UK requirement Chinese Universities considered Prestigious (Project 211)Other recognised Chinese universities

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Weighted Average of 88%

Weighted Average of 90%

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Weighted Average of 85%

Weighted Average of 88%

 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Weighted Average of 80%

Weighted Average of 85%

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Weighted Average of 77% 

Weighted Average of 80%

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Weighted Average of 75%

Weighted Average of 77%

 If your degree is graded as a Grade Point Average, note that we will normally be looking for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3-3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Important note: 
  • You will be a stronger candidate for admission if you have high grades and are attending a university considered prestigious (considered to be those considered prestigious by UK NARIC, or within the Project 211 list of institutions).

  • For our most competitive courses at postgraduate level (i.e. those within the King's Business School, the Dickson Poon School of Law, the department of Digital Humanities, Financial Mathematics), please note that offers will usually only be made to applicants from universities considered prestigious.

  • For King's Business School and Master of Laws offers will usually be made to applicants from universities considered prestigious and for non-prestigious universities, we generally only consider applicants with 90% or above.  

Postgraduate research courses

A two year Master's degree from a recognised university will be considered for PhD and other research programmes.

Grade requirements for each course will vary. However, as an approximate guideline our requirements are in the region of:

UK requirement Chinese Universities considered Prestigious (Project 211)Other recognised Chinese universities

Master’s degree with Distinction 

Weighted Average of 88%

Weighted Average of 90%

Master’s degree with Merit

Weighted Average of 80%

Weighted Average of 85%

Master’s degree

Weighted Average of 77% 

Weighted Average of 80%

If your degree is graded as a Grade Point Average, note that we will normally be looking for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3-3.5 on a 4.0 scale. 

Important note:

Our courses are competitive, so meeting our typical entry requirements does not guarantee that you will be made an offer. Please note that many of our research courses may also consider your grades from your undergraduate bachelor degree.

Colombia

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree, Licenciado en [subject area], Título de [subject area], Profesional en [subject area] or Maestro en [subject area] from a recognised institution in Colombia will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationColombian equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 4.5 out of 5.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4.0 out of 5.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 3.5 out of 5.0

 Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree, Magíster/Maestría, with a final overall score of 4.5/5.0 will be considered  for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Croatia

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree/Baccalaureus/Baccalaurea from a recognised institution in Croatia will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

 UK degree classification Croatian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 5.0 out of 5.0 

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 67% overall)

An overall score of 4.7 out of 5.0 

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

An overall score of 4.5 out of 5.0 

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 4.0 out of 5.0 

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 3.5 out of 5.0

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 3.0 out of 5.0

 

Postgraduate research courses

Magistar/Magistra with an overall score of 4.0 out of 5.0 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Cyprus

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree/Ptychio from a recognised institution in Cyprus will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationCypriot equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 8.5 out of 10.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 67% overall)

An overall score of 8.05 out of 10.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

An overall score of 7.75 out of 10.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 7.0 out of 10.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 6.5 out of 10.0

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 6.0 out of 10.0

 

Postgraduate research courses

A Metaptychiakó Díploma / Díploma Máster with an overall score of 7.0 out of 10.0 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Czech Republic

Postgraduate Taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bakalar (Bachelor degree) from a recognised institution in the Czech Republic will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate courese at King's:

Czech equivalency

 UK degree classificationCzech equivalency 

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 1.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

An overall score of 1.25

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 1.5

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 1.75

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 2.0

D

Denmark

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in Denmark will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationDanish equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 10 or grade B with at
least 90 ECTS credits at 12 or grade A
(-3 to 12 grading scale)

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 10 or grade B
(-3 to 12 grading scale)

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 7 or grade C with at 
least 90 ECTS credits at 10 or grade B
(-3 to 12 grading scale)

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 7 or grade C
(-3 to 12 grading scale)

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4 or grade D with at 
least 90 ECTS credits at 7 or grade C
(-3 to 12 grading scale)

 Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree or Candidatus degree with an overall score of 7 out of 12 or 9 out of 13 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Dominican Republic

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have awarded a Título de Licenciado/Título de [subject area] upon completion of a four year Licenciatura in the Dominican Republic will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

Dominican Republic PG equivalencies

 UK degree classification Dominican equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 85%

Overall score of 8.5 out of 10

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 80%

Overall score of 8 out of 10

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 70%

Overall score of 7 out of 10

E

Ecuador

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have awarded a Título de Licenciado/Título de [subject area] upon completion of a four year  Licenciatura in Ecuador will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationEcuadorian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 90%

Overall score of 9 out of 10

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 85%

Overall score of 8.5 out of 10

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 80%

Overall score of 8 out of 10

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 70%

Overall score of 7 out of 10

Postgraduate research courses

The Título de Magíster with a final overall score of 80% overall or 8 out of 10 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Egypt

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree awarded by a university in Egypt will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationEgyptian equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 85%

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 80%

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 70%

GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Estonia

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bakalaurusekraad from a recognised institution in Estonia will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

Estonia PG equivalency

UK degree classificationEstonian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Obtain an overall score of 5.0 out of 5.0

High 2:1 Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalency to 67% overall)

Obtain an overall score of 4.7 out of 5.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Obtain an overall score of 4.5 out of 5.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Obtain an overall score of 4.0 out of 5.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Obtain an overall score of 3.5 out of 5.0

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Obtain an overall score of 3.0 out of 5.0

Postgraduate research courses

A Magistrikraad with an overall score of 4.0 out of 5.0 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

F

Finland

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Kandidaati/ Kandidat from a recognised institution in Finland will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationFinnish equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall average of 4.5 out of 5

Overall average of 2.75 out of 3

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 67% overall)

Overall average of 4.2 out of 5

Overall average of 2.67 out of 3

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall average of 4 out of 5

Overall average of 2.63 out of 3

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall average of 3.5 out of 5

Overall average of 2.5 out of 3

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall average of 3 out of 5

Overall average of 2 out of 3

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall average of 2.5 out of 5

Overall average of 1.5 out of 3

Postgraduate research courses

Maisteri / Magister with an overall score of 3.5 out of 5 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

France

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Licence avec Grade de Licence from a recognised institution in France or 3 years study at a member institution of the Conférence des Grandes écoles will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationFrench equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall average of 14 out of 20

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall average of 13 out of 20

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall average of 12 out of 20

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall average of 11.5 out of 20

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall average of 11 out of 20

Postgraduate research courses

A two year Diplôme de Master or a Diplôme d'Ingénieur avec Grade de Master with a final note of 12 out of 20 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

G

Georgia

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor's degree (Bakalavris Khariskhi) from a recognised institution in Georgia will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationGeorgian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4.7 out of 5.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 4.5 out of 5.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4.0 out of 5.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 3.5 out of 5.0

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree or Magister Artium, with 2 (Gut) overall, will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Germany

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree or Diplom from a recognised institution in Germany will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationGerman equivalency

 First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 1.5 out of 5.0 (Sehr Gut)

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

 Overall score of 1.7 out of 5.0 (Gut)

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 2.0 out of 5.0 (Gut)

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 2.6 out of 5.0 (Befriedigend)

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 3.4 out of 5.0 (Befriedigend)

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Ghana

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a four year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in Ghana will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationGhanaian equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall classification of 2:1 (Honours)

GPA of 3.5 out of 5.0

Overall score of 80%

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall classification of 2:1 (Honours)

GPA of 3.25 out of 5.0

Overall score of 70%

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall classification of 2:2 (Honours)

GPA of 3.0 out of 5.0

Overall score of 60%

Postgraduate research courses

A two year Master's degree with high grades will be will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Greece

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a four year Ptychio or Díploma Panepistimíou from a recognised institution in Greece will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationGreek equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 8.00 out of 10

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 7.75 out of 10

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 7.00 out of 10

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 6.50 out of 10

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 6.00 out of 10

Postgraduate research courses

The Metaptychiako Diploma Eidikefsis with a final overall score of 7 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

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Hong Kong

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor (Honours) degree from a recognised institution in Hong Kong will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classificationHong Kongese equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall classification of 1st (Honours) with:

Overall score of 90% OR

Overall grade A- OR

GPA 3.5 out of 4.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall classification of 2:1 (Honours) with:

Overall score of 85% OR

Overall grade B+ OR

GPA 3.3 out of 4.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall classification of 2:1 (Honours) with:

Overall score of 80% OR

Overall grade B OR

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall classification of 2:2 (Honours) with:

Overall score of 75% OR

Overall grade B- OR

GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Hungary

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed the Alapfokozat or Egyetemi Oklevél from a recognised institution in Hungary will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Hungarian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4.9 out of 5.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4.5 out of 5.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4.0 out of 5.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 3.8 out of 5.0

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 3.0 out of 5.0

Postgraduate research courses

The Mesterfokozat with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

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Iceland

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Baccalaureus or Bakkalárpróf or Candidatus from a recognised institution in Iceland will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Icelandic equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 8.5 out of 10

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 8.0 out of 10

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 7.5 out of 10

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 7.0 out of 10

Postgraduate research courses

The Meistarapróf (Master's degree) with an overall score of 7.5 out of 10 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

India

Postgraduate taught courses

We welcome applications to our Masters courses from students who have taken a three year Bachelor (Honours) or Bachelor (Special) degree from a recognised university. You will need to have achieved good grades, usually in a subject related to what you would like to study. Exact grade requirements for each course will vary. However, as an approximate guideline our requirements are in the region of:

UK degree classificationIndian universities considered highly prestigiousIndian universities considered prestigiousOther recognised Indian universities

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Average of 70%

Average of 8.5/10

Average of 73%

Average of 8.7/10

Average of 75%

Average of 9/10

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Average of 65%

Average of 8/10

Average of 67%

Average of 8.3/10

Average of 70%

Average of 8.5/10

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree 

Average of 60%

Average of 7.5/10

Average of 63%

Average of 7.7/10

Average of 65%

Average of 8/10

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree 

Average of 55%

Average of 7/10

Average of 57%

Average of 7.3/10

Average of 60%

Average of 7.5/10

 

The differing grading systems at Indian universities will be taken into consideration. If your degree is graded out of 4, 7 or 8, your scores would be assessed on a case-by-case basis. In these situations, we may ask for additional materials, such as a grading scale or score conversation sheet, to assess your application.

Important note: 
  • Some of our courses are very competitive, so meeting our typical entry requirements does not guarantee that you will be made an offer. For competitive courses you will be a stronger candidate for admission if you have higher grades and are attending a university considered prestigious.

  • For our most competitive courses at postgraduate taught level (i.e. those within the Department of Management, the Faculty of Law, and the Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries), please note that offers will usually only be made to applicants from universities considered by King’s to be prestigious, usually with a requirement of 65% or higher.

Postgraduate research courses

We welcome applications to our PhD and other research courses from students who have taken a two year Master’s degree from a recognised university.

Grade requirements for each course will vary. However, as an approximate guideline our requirements are in the region of 60-65%+ average across all years of study.

Indonesia

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree or Sarjana I (S1) from a recognised institution in Indonesia will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Indonesian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.75 out of 4.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree or Magister/Sarjana II (S2) with a GPA of 3.5/4.0 overall will be considered  for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Iran

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree (Licence/Karshani) or Professional Doctorate (Doctora Dar Rashteh) from a recognised institution in Iran will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Iranian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 18 out of 20

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 17 out of 20

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 15 out of 20

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 13 out of 20

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree (Karshenasi Ershad) with an overall score of 15 out of 20 will be considered  for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Iraq

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed their studies in Iraq will need to have completed at least a Master's degree to be considered for postgraduate study. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Postgraduate research courses

Where our postgraduate research courses specify a requirement for a UK Master's degree (or equivalent), unfortunately a Masters degree from Iraq will not be considered suitable for entry. We recommend that applicants consider applying for one of our postgraduate taught courses first. 

However some, of our Research courses will consider applicants with strong grades in a UK Bachelors degree. In these situations, we would consider a Master's degree from Iraq with at least 80% as a general equivalent to a UK 2:1, although higher grades may be required for competitive courses. 

Ireland

Bachelor and Master's degrees from the Republic of Ireland are considered equivalent to their counterparts in the UK.

Please see our online prospectus for programme entry requirements. 

Israel

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in Israel will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Israeli equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 85% or A

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 80% or B+

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 70% or C+

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree from a recognised university with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Italy

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Laurea from a recognised institution in Italy will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Italian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 110 out of 110

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 108 out of 110

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 105 out of 110

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 100 out of 110

Postgraduate research courses

The Laurea Specialistica or Laurea Magistrale, with a grade of 104 out of 110, will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

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Japan

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in Japan will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Japanese equivalency

1st Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree from a recognised university with high grades considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Jordan

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in Jordan will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Jordanian equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

Overall score of 80%

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

Overall score of 75%

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

Overall score of 70%

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree from a recognised university with high grades considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

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Kazakhstan

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a four year Bakalavr Diplomi or Specialist Diploma from a recognised institution in Kazakhstan will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Kazakh equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.8 out of 4.0

Overall grade A

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

GPA of 3.67 out of 4.0

Overall grade A-

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.33 out of 4.0

Overall grade B+

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

Overall grade B

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 2.67 out of 4.0

Overall grade B-

 

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree from a recognised university with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Kenya

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor (Honours) degree from a recognised institution in Kenya will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Kenyan equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

First Class Honours with 70% overall

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Upper Second Class Honours with 65% overall

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Upper Second Class Honours with 60% overall

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Lower Second Class Honours with 50% overall

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree, with 60% or Merit, will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Kuwait

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in Kuwait will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Kuwaiti equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0 / 4.3 out of 5.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 / 4.0 out of 5.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0 / 3.75 out of 5.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 2.8 out of 4.0 / 3.5 out of 5.0

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with a CGPA of 3.3 out of 4.0, 3.75 out of 5.0 or an overall grade of B+,  will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

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Latvia

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who after 2002 have completed a Bakalaura Diploms (Bachelor's Degree) or Profesionālā Bakalaura Diploms (Professional Bachelor's Degree) or Profesionālās augstākās izglītības diploms (Professional Higher Education Programme) from a recognised institution in Latvia will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Latvian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 9.5 out of 10

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

An overall score of 8.5 out of 10

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 7.5 out of 10

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 6.75 out of 10

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 6 out of 10

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree awarded after 2000 from a recognised university with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Lithuania

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who after 2000 have completed a Bakalauro Diplomas (Bachelor's Degree) or after 2007 a Profesinis Bakalauras (Professional Bachelor's Degree) from a recognised institution in Lithuania will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Lithuanian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 10 out of 10

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

An overall score of 9 out of 10

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 8 out of 10

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 7.5 out of 10

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 7 out of 10

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree awarded after 2000 from a recognised university with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Lebanon

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree/Licence from a recognised institution in Lebanon will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Lebanese equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

An overall score of 85%

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

An overall score of 17 out of 20

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 80%

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

An overall score of 16 out of 20

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 75%

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

An overall score of 14 out of 20

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree from a recognised university with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Luxembourg

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in Luxembourg will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Luxembourg equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 18 out of 20 (Excellent)

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

An overall score of 17 out of 20 (Excellent)

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 16 out of 20 (Très bien)

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 15 out of 20 (Bien)

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 14 out of 20 (Bien)

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree awarded after 2002 from a recognised university with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

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Macau

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in Macau ill need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Macanese equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall GPA of 3.7/4.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

An overall GPA of 3.5/4.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall GPA of 3.3/4.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall GPA of 3.0/4.0

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree awarded from a recognised university with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Malaysia

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in Malaysia will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Malaysian equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree from a recognised university with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Malta

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor (Honours) degree from a recognised institution in Malta will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Maltese equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

First Class with overall 80%

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Upper Second Class with 75%

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Upper Second Class with 70%

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Lower Second Class with 65%

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Lower Second Class with 60%

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with a final overall grade of 70% will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Mexico

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Título de Licenciado from a recognised institution in Mexico will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Mexican equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

An overall score of 9.0/10.0

An overall score of 90%

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 8.5/10.0

An overall score of 85%

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 8.0/10.0

An overall score of 80%

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 7.5/10.0

An overall score of 75%

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree from a recognised university with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

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Netherlands

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree or Doctoraal in Netherlands will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Dutch equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 8 out of 10

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 7.5 out of 10

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 7 out of 10

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 6.5 out of 10

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 6 out of 10

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with a final overall grade of 7 out of 10 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

New Zealand

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a four year Bachelor (Honours) degree from a recognised institution in New Zealand will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification New Zealand equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Majority of credited modules at grade A or above

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Majority of credited modules at grade B+ or above

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Majority of credited modules at grade B- or above

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Majority of credited modules at grade C+ 

 

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Nigeria

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor (Honours) degree from a recognised institution in Nigeria will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Nigerian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

First Class Honours

Overall score of 70%

GPA of 4.5 out of 5.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

Overall score of 65%

GPA of 4.0 out of 5.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

Overall score of 60%

GPA of 3.5 out of 5.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Second Class Honours (Lower Division)

Overall score of 55%

GPA of 3.0 out of 5.0

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Second Class Honours (Lower Division)

Overall score of 50%

GPA of 2.5 out of 5.0

 

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Norway

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelorgrad or Candidatus/a magisterii from a recognised institution in Norway will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Norwegian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall grade A

Overall score of 1.5

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall grade B with at least 80 ECTS at grade A

Overall score of 1.8

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall grade B

Overall score of 2.8

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall grade C with at least 80 ECTS at grade B

Overall score of 3.2

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall grade C

 

Postgraduate research courses

A Mastergrad with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

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Oman

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in Oman will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Omani equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

 

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

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Pakistan

Postgraduate taught courses

A three year Bachelor degree from Pakistan will usually not be sufficient for direct entry to our postgraduate taught courses. However, we will consider a number of different combinations of Bachelors and Master's degrees from Pakistan as comparable to a UK Bachelor (Honours) degree, when completed with strong grades at a recognised institutions. The specific requirement will depend on the number of years completed in the Bachelor's degree. Common combinations which will be considered for entry are listed below.

PG Pakistan Requirements

 Degree combination Comparable to UK Bachelor (Honours) degree with 2:1 Comparable to UK Bachelor (Honours) degree with high 2:1 (competitive programmes)

Five year Bachelor's degree 

Average of 70%

Average of 75%

Four year Bachelor's degree

Average of 70%

Average of 75%

Three year Bachelor's degree one year Master's degree

Average of 70% in the Bachelor's degree and average of 65% in the Master's degree

Average of 75% in the Bachelor's degree and average of 65% in the Master's degree

Two year Bachelor's degree and two year Master's degree

Average of 70% in the Bachelor's degree and average of 65% in the Master's degree

Average of 75% in the Bachelor's degree and average of 65% in the Master's degree

Two year Bachelor's degree and three year Master's degree

Average of 70% in the Bachelor's degree and average of 65% in the Master's degree

Average of 75% in the Bachelor's degree and average of 65% in the Master's degree

 

Percentages represent an average mark across all years of study. Other grading schemes (such as GPA) will be taken into account.

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with an average of 70% following a Bachelor's level study of four years in duration completed with an average of 70%, will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Peru

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Grado Académico de Bachiller / Título de Licenciado / Título (Profesional) from a recognised institution in Peru will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

Peruvian equivalencies

UK degree classificationPeruvian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 16 out of 20

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

An overall score of 15 out of 20

 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 14 out of 20

 High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

An overall score of 12 out of 20

 

Postgraduate research courses

The Titulo de Maestria / Grado Academico de Magister from a recognised institution in Peru will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate research course at King's:

Peruvian Masters equivalency

UK degree classificationPeruvian equivalency

Master's degree with Distinction

An overall score of 16 out of 20

Master's degree with Merit

An overall score of 14 out of 20

Master's degree

An overall score of 12 out of 20

 

Philippines

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Master's degree at a Centre of Excellence or Centre of Development from a recognised institution in the Philippines will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Prestigious InstitutionRecognised Institution

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0

Overall grade B+ (93%+)

Overall grade 93%

GPA of 1.25 out of 5.0

GPA of 4.0 out of 4.0

Overall grade B+ (97%+)

Overall grade 97%

GPA of 1.0 out of 5.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0

Overall grade B+ (90%+)

Overall grade 90%

GPA of 1.5 out of 5.0

GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0

Overall grade B+ (93%+)

Overall grade 93%

GPA of 1.25 out of 5.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

Overall grade B (87%+)

Overall grade 87%

GPA of 1.75 out of 5.0

GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0

Overall grade B+ (90%+)

Overall grade 90%

GPA of 1.5 out of 5.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

Overall grade B (83%+)

Overall grade 83%

GPA of 2.0 out of 5.0

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

Overall grade B (87%+)

Overall grade 87%

GPA of 1.75 out of 5.0

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

Overall grade B (80%+)

Overall grade 80%

GPA of 2.25 out of 5.0

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

Overall grade B (83%+)

Overall grade 83%

GPA of 2.0 out of 5.0

 

Postgraduate research courses

Entry onto Postgraduate research programmes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Poland

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Licencjat or Inżynier  awarded after 2001 from a recognised institution in Poland will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Polish equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 5 out of 5

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 4.75 out of 5

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4.5 out of 5

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4.25 out of 5

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4 out of 5

 

Postgraduate research courses

A Magister with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Portugal

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Licenciado in Portugal will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Portuguese equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 18 out of 20

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 17 out of 20

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 16 out of 20

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 15 out of 20

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 14 out of 20

Postgraduate research courses

The Mestre/Mestrado or Master's degree with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree. 

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Qatar

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised university in Qatar will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Qatari equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

GPA of 4.0 out of 5.0

Overall score of 80%

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

GPA of 3.75 out of 5.0

Overall score of 75%

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

GPA of 3.5 out of 5.0

Overall score of 70%

 

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

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Romania

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Diplomă de Licenţă/Diplomă de Inginer/Diplomă de Urbanist Diplomat from a recognised university in Romania will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Romanian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 9.5 out of 10

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 9 out of 10

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 8.5 out of 10

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 8 out of 10

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 7.5 out of 10

 

Postgraduate research courses

Diplomă de Master with an overall score of 8.5 out of 10 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Russia

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Diplom Bakalavra or Specialist Diploma from a recognised university in Russia will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Russian equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4.8 out of 5

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 4.5 out of 5

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4 out of 5

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 3.8 out of 5

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 3.5 out of 5

 

Postgraduate research courses

A Diploma Magistra with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

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Saudi Arabia

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised university in Saudi Arabia will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Saudi Arabian equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

GPA of 4.0 out of 5.0

Overall score of 80%

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

GPA of 3.75 out of 5.0

Overall score of 75%

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

GPA of 3.5 out of 5.0

Overall score of 70%

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Serbia

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Diplomirani from a recognised university in Saudi Arabia will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

Serbian equivalency

 UK degree classificationSerbian equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

 An overall score of 9 out of 10

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree 

 An overall score of 9 out of 10

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

 An overall score of 8 out of 10

 

Slovakia

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bakalár (Bachelor's degree) after 2004 from a recognised university in Slovakia will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Slovak equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 1.0

Overall grade A

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 1.25

Combination of grades A and B

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 1.5

Overall grade B

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 2.0

Overall grade C

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 2.5

Overall grade D

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree after 2002 with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Slovenia

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Diploma o pridobljeni univerzitetni izobrazbi (University Degree) or Diploma o pridobljeni visoki strokovni izobrazbi / Diplomirani (Diploma of Professional Higher Education) or Diplomant (Professionally oriented first-cycle degree) or Univerzitetni diplomant (Academically oriented first-cycle degree) from a recognised university in Slovenia will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Slovene equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 9 out of 10

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 8.5 out of 10

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 8 out of 10

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 7.5 out of 10

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 7 out of 10

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

South Africa

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a four year Bachelor (Honours) degree in South Africa will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification South African equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 75%

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 70%

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 60%

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

South Korea

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree in South Korea will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Korean equivalency

 First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0

GPA of 4.0 out of 4.3

GPA of 4.2 out of 4.5

Overall grade A

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 90%

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

GPA of 3.8 out of 4.3

GPA of 4.0 out of 4.5

Overall grade A

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 85%

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.3

GPA of 3.7 out of 4.5

Overall grade B+

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 80%

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.3

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.5

 

Postgraduate research courses

For programmes requiring the a UK Master's degree with Merit, a Master's degree from a recognised university will be considered with either of the following final overall grades:

  • An overall average of 85%

  • A CGPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

  • A CGPA of 3.5 out of 4.3

  • A CGPA of 3.7 out of 4.5

  • An overall grade of B+

Singapore

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor (Honours) degree in Singapore will need to demonstrate the following Cumulative Average Point (CAP) to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Singaporean equivalency

 First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

CAP of 4.5 out of 5

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

CAP of 4.2 out of 5

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

CAP of 4.0 out of 5

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

CAP of 3.7 out of 5

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

CAP of 3.5 out of 5

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Spain

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Título de GradoTítulo de Licenciado, Título de Ingeniero or Titulo de Arquitecto in Spain will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Spanish equivalency

 First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 8.5 out of 10

Overall score of 2.75 out of 4

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 7.5 out of 10

Overall score of 2.25 out of 4

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 7 out of 10

Overall score of 2.0 out of 4

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 6.5 out of 10

Overall score of 1.75 out of 4

 

Postgraduate research courses

The Título Universitario Oficial de Máster witn an overall score of 7 out of 10 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Sweden

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor Degree/Kandidatexamen/Yrkesexamen from a recognised university in Sweden will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

 UK degree classification Swedish equivalency*

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

VG in 110 credits and G in 70 credits

A in 100 credits and B in 80 credits

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

VG in 100 credits and G in 80 credits

A in 50 credits and B in 130 credits

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

VG in 90 credits and G in 90 credits

B in 180 credits

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

VG in 80 credits and G in 100 credits

B in 90 credits and C in 90 credits

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

VG in 70 credits and G in 110 credits

C in 180 credits

 *Other grading scales may apply, please contact admissions for further information

Postgraduate research courses

A Magisterexamen with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

Switzerland

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Licence, Diplom or an equivalent Bachelor degree qualification from a recognised university in Swizterland will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

Swiss PG equivalency

 UK degree classification Swiss equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 5.5 out of 6

Overall score of 9 out of 10

Overall score of 1.5 out of 5.0 (with 1.0 being the highest grade)

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 5.25 out of 6

Overall score of 8.5 out of 10

Overall score of 1.7 out of 5.0
(with 1.0 being the highest grade)

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 5 out of 6

Overall score of 8 out of 10

Overall score of 2.0 out of 5.0 (with 1.0 being the highest grade)

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 4.75 out of 6

Overall score of 7.5 out of 10

Overall score of 2.5 out of 5.0 (with 1.0 being the highest grade)

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

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Taiwan

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised university in Taiwan will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

Taiwan PG equivalencies

UK degree classificationTaiwanese equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 85%

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 80%

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 75%

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 70%

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with a final overall score of 75% will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Thailand

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised university in Thailand will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

UK degree classification Thai equivalency

 First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree, with a CGPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or a final overall average of 80%, will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

Turkey

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Lisans Diplomasi in Turkey will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

 UK degree classification Turkish equivalency

 First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

 GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

GPA of 3.25 out of 4.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 2.75 out of 4.0

Postgraduate research courses

The Yüsek Lisans Diplomasi (Master's degree) with a CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

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United Arab Emirates

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree in the United Arab Emirates will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

 UK degree classification UAE equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with high grades will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree.

United States of America

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in the United States of America will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

 UK degree classification US equivalency

First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0

2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0

 

Postgraduate research courses

A Master's degree with a CGPA of 3.3 out of 4.0 will be considered for programmes requiring a UK Master's degree with Merit.

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Vietnam

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants who have completed a Master's degree (Thạc sĩ) from a recognised institution in Vietnam will need to demonstrate the following grades to be considered for a Postgraduate course at King's:

 UK degree classification Vietnamese equivalency

High 2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

(equivalent to 65% overall)

Overall score of 85%

2:1 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 80%

High 2:2 Class Bachelor (Honours) degree

Overall score of 70%

Postgraduate research courses

Entry onto Postgraduate research programmes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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