Postgraduate Taught Programmes – International Qualifications

This page is for students who have studied outside of the United Kingdom and who want to study a postgraduate taught programme at Lancaster University.

Lancaster has been welcoming students from around the world for many years. We have a lot of experience of the different education systems across the world.

Lancaster presents academic entry requirements for postgraduate taught master’s programmes using the UK marking system. For entry to a postgraduate taught master’s we normally require a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of “upper second class honours” (2:1). Some courses will require a minimum of “lower second class honours” (2:2). Please click here to find out what entry requirements are needed for your course.

Please see the table below to understand how Lancaster University academic entry requirements match the qualifications from your country. If your country is not listed please contact the faculty you are interested in.

The information in the table is to be used as a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee you an offer of a place at Lancaster. Applications are assessed not only on whether you meet the academic entry requirements, we also use a range of other criteria including:

  • the ranking of your academic institution (higher scores may be required from some institutions)
  • content of your academic qualification
  • consistency of your academic performance in your academic qualification
  • academic and or work personal references
  • work experience.

 

 

CountryQualificationLength2:1 Equivalent2:2 EquivalentNotes
AFGHANISTAN     We would usually require a Master's degree for entry to postgraduate study  
AUSTRIA Bachelor’s At least 3 years 2.4 2.8  
AZERBAIJAN Bakalavr Diplomu At least 4 years 80%
7.0/10
4.0/5.0
70%
6.0/10
3.0/5.0
 
BANGLADESH Bachelor's degree At least 4 years At least 60% overall, with at least 55% in each year, or 3.5/4.0 Higher grades may be required depending on the institution. Please contact the faculty you are interested in for further guidance.
BOTSWANA Master's degree   Master's degree with a minimum score of 70% or B  
BRAZIL Bacharel or
Licenciado
At least 4 years 75% - 80%
7.5/10 - 8.0/10
3.75/5.0 - 4.0/5.0
65% - 70%
6.5/10 - 7.0/10
3.25/5.0 - 3.5/5.0
Grades vary depending on the institution. Please contact the faculty you are interested in for further guidance.
BULGARIA Bachelor's degree (awarded from 2003) At least 4 years 5.0/6.0 4.2/6.0  
BURKINA FASO Diplôme d'études Approfondies, Diplôme d'études Supérieures Spécialisées At least 5 years 15/20 13/20  
CAMEROON Diplôme d'études Supérieures de Commerce, Diplôme d'Ingénieur  At least 5 years

14/20 or

3.3/4.0

12/20 or

3.0/4.0

 
CANADA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years

3.2/4.3 or

3.0/4.0 or

75%

3.0/4.3 or

2.8/4.0 or

70%
 
CHILE Licenciatura At least 4 years 5.3/7.0 5.0/7.0 For particular leading institutions we would consider a grade of 5.0 as equivalent to a UK 2:1.
CHINA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 80% - 85% 75% - 80% Higher grades may be required depending on the ranking of the institution.
COLOMBIA Licenciado At least 4 years 4.0/5.0 3.0/5.0  
CYPRUS Bachelor's degree
or Ptychion
At least 4 years 7.0/10 6.5/10  
CZECH REPUBLIC Bachelor’s (Bakalar) At least 3 years 2.0 2.5  
DENMARK Bachelor's degree At least 3 years 10 7  
ECUADOR Titulo de Licenciado or Titulo de (subject area) At least 4 years 8.0/10 or 80% 7.5/10 or 75%  
FINLAND

Ammattikorkeakoulutkinto

Yrkeshogskoleexamen

Kandidaatti (2006 onwards)

Professional Kandidaattii (to 1996)

Bachelor's degree

At least 3 years 4.0/5.0 3.0/5.0  
FRANCE Licence At least 3 years 13.5/20 11.5/20  
GEORGIA Bakalavris Kharishki At least 4 years

4.0/5.0 or

85%

 
GERMANY Magister, Diplom or Erstes Staatsexamen At least 4 years 2.4/5.0 2.8/5.0  
GHANA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years

2:1 (Ghana)

3.25/4.0 or 60%

2:2 (Ghana)

2.51/4.0 or 50%

 
GREECE Ptychion (from University Sector) At least 3 years 7.0/10
3.5/4.0
6.5/10
3.2/4.0
Higher grades may be required from TEIs.
HONG KONG Bachelor's degree At least 4 years (for degrees started from 2012/13) 2:1 (Hong Kong) 2:2 (Hong Kong)  
INDIA Bachelor's degree At least 3 years At least 60% overall, with at least 55% in each year At least 55% overall, with at least 50% in each year  
INDONESIA Sarjana (S1) At least 4 years 3.0/4.0 or B 2.0/4.0 or C  
IRAN Bachelor's degree, Licence or Karshenasi At least 4 years 15/20 13/20 Grades vary depending on the institution. Please contact the faculty you are interested in for further guidance.
IRAQ Bachelor's degree At least 4 years At least 70% from a high ranking institution
ITALY Diploma di Laurea At least 4 years 104/110 100/110  
JAPAN Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 75% or B+ 70% or B  
JORDAN Bachelor's degree At least 4 years

3.0/4.0 or

75%

2.5/4.0 or

63%

 
KAZAKHSTAN Bakalavr At least 4 years 3.3/4.0
3.5/4.33
4.0/5.0
3.0/4.0
3.0/4.33
3.0/5.0
 
KENYA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 2:1 (Kenya)
60%
3.0/4.0 or B
2:2 (Kenya)
50%
2.5/4.0 or C
 
LEBANON Bachelor's degree or Licence At least 3 years 80%
16/20
3.3/4.0 or B
70%
12/20
3.0/4.0 or C
 
MALAYSIA Bachelor's degree At least 3 years 3.2/4.0
2:1 (Malaysia)
2.9/4.0
2:2 (Malaysia)
 
MEXICO Licenciado At least 4 years 8.0/10 7.5/10  


MOROCCO

Licence

Licence d'Etudes Fondamentales

Licence Professionelle

Diplome de Cycle Normal

At least 4 years

 15 / 20

   
MYANMAR (BURMA) Master's degree At least 4 years

75%

From a  recognised institution
NEW ZEALAND Bachelor (Honours) Degree At least 4 years

2:1 or

B+

2:2 or

B-

 
NIGERIA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 3.5/5.0
2:1 (Nigeria)
2.5/5.0
2:2 (Nigeria)
 
NORWAY Bachelor's degree   B C  
OMAN Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 3.0/4.0 2.8/4.0  
PAKISTAN Bachelor's degree At least 4 years At least 60% overall, with at least 55% in each year At least 55% overall, with at least 50% in each year  
PALESTINE Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 80% or B
3.0/4.0
70% or C
2.0/4.0
 
PERU Licenciado Minimum of 10 semesters 14/20 13/20  
POLAND Licencjat (studied from 2001) At least 3 years B
4+
C
4
 
QATAR   At least 4 years

3.2/4.0 or

3.6/5.0

3.0/4.0 or

2.8/5.0

 
ROMANIA Diploma de Licenta At least 3 years 8.0/10 7.0/10  
RUSSIA Bakalavr or Specialist Diploma At least 4 years 4.0/5.0
7.0/10.0 (Good)
3.0/5.0
5.0/10.0 (Satisfactory)
 
RWANDA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 70% 60%  
SAUDI ARABIA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 3.0/4.0
3.5/5.0
2.8/4.0
3.0/5.0
 
SIERRA LEONE Master's degree   Master’s degree with a minimum score of 60%  
SOUTH KOREA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years

3.5/4.5 or B+
3.0/4.3 or B 3.4/4.0

3.0/4.5 or
2.3/4.3 or C 3.2/4.0

 
SUDAN Bachelor's Honours degree At least 5 years 68% 60%  
SWEDEN Bachelor's degree or Yrkesexamen At least 3 years Pass (Godkänd or G)
SYRIA Bachelor’s  At least 4 years 70% 60% A higher score may be required depending on the institution.
TAIWAN Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 75% 70% A higher score may be required depending on the ranking of the institution.
THAILAND Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 3.2/4.0 2.9/4.0  
TURKEY Lisans Diplomasi At least 4 years 3.0/4.0 2.6/4.0 A higher score may be required depending on the ranking of the institution.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 3.1/4.0 or 80% 2.6/4.0 or 75%  
USA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 3.3/4.0 3.0/4.0  
VIETNAM Bang tot nghiep dai hoc At least 4 years 7.5/10 6.5/10  
ZAMBIA Master’s   Master’s degree with a minimum score of B+ or 3.5 or 70%