International qualifications for postgraduate applicants

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.

Postgraduate Taught Courses

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

Lancaster presents academic entry requirements for postgraduate taught master’s courses 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). 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 us.

The information in the table is to be used as a guide.

International Qualifications

CountryQualificationLength2:1 Equivalent
AFGHANISTAN We would usually require a Master's degree for entry to postgraduate study
AUSTRIA Bachelor’s At least 3 years 2.4
AZERBAIJAN Bakalavr Diplomu At least 4 years 80%
7.0/10
4.0/5.0
BAHRAIN Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 3.0/4.0*
BANGLADESH Bachelor's degree At least 4 years At least 65% overall, with at least 55% in each year, or 3.5/4.0
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*
BULGARIA Bachelor's degree (awarded from 2003) At least 4 years 5.0/6.0
BURKINA FASO Diplôme d'études Approfondies, Diplôme d'études Supérieures Spécialisées At least 5 years 15/20
CAMEROON Diplôme d'études Supérieures de Commerce, Diplôme d'Ingénieur At least 5 years

14/20 or

3.3/4.0

CANADA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years

3.2/4.3 or

3.0/4.0 or

75%

CHILE Licenciatura At least 4 years 5.3/7.0*
CHINA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 75% - 85%*
COLOMBIA Licenciado At least 4 years 4.0/5.0
COSTA RICA Licenciado At least 5 years

80% or

8.0/10.0

CYPRUS Bachelor's degree
or Ptychion
At least 4 years 7.0/10
CZECH REPUBLIC Bachelor’s (Bakalar) At least 3 years 2.0
DENMARK Bachelor's degree At least 3 years 10
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Titulo de Licenciado or Titulo de (subject area) At least 4 years 3.4/4.0
ECUADOR Titulo de Licenciado or Titulo de (subject area) At least 4 years 8.0/10 or 80%
EGYPT

Bachelor's degree

At least 4 years

80%* or

3.2/4.0*

FINLAND

Ammattikorkeakoulutkinto

Yrkeshogskoleexamen

Kandidaatti (2006 onwards)

Professional Kandidaattii (to 1996)

Bachelor's degree

At least 3 years 4.0/5.0
FRANCE Licence At least 3 years 13/20
GEORGIA Bakalavris Kharishki At least 4 years

4.0/5.0 or

85%

GERMANY Bachelor degree, Magister, Diplom or Erstes Staatsexamen At least 3 years, depends on qualification 2.4/5.0
GHANA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years

2:1 (Ghana)

3.25/4.0 or 60%

GREECE

Ptychion (from University Sector)

Diploma Panepistimiou

At least 3 years 6.8/10*
3.5/4.0*
HONG KONG Bachelor's degree At least 4 years (for degrees started from 2012/13) 2:1 (Hong Kong)
INDIA Bachelor's degree At least 3 years At least 60% overall, with at least 55% in each year (year 2 onwards)*
INDONESIA Sarjana (S1) or Diploma IV At least 4 years 3.0/4.0* or B*
IRAN Bachelor's degree, Licence or Karshenasi At least 4 years 15/20*
IRAQ Bachelor's degree At least 4 years At least 75% from a high ranking institution
ITALY Diploma di Laurea* At least 3 years 104/110*
JAMAICA Bachelor's degree At least 3 years

2:1* or

65%*

JAPAN Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 75% or B+ or 3.0/4.0
JORDAN Bachelor's degree At least 4 years

3.0/4.0 or

75%

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

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%*

NEW ZEALAND Bachelor (Honours) Degree At least 4 years

2:1 or

B+

NIGERIA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 3.5/5.0
2:1 (Nigeria)
NORWAY Bachelor's degree B
OMAN Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 3.0/4.0
PAKISTAN Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 3.1/4.0*
PALESTINE Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 80% or B
3.0/4.0
PARAGUAY

Titulo de Licenciado

Titulo de (Professional Title)

At least 4 years 80% or 4.0/5.0
PERU Licenciado Minimum of 10 semesters 13/20 'Muy Bueno'
POLAND

Licencjat (studied from 2001)

Magister (awarded before 2000)

Magister Inzynier (awarded before 2000)

At least 3 years B
4+
QATAR Bachelor's degree At least 4 years

3.0/4.0 or

3.4/5.0

ROMANIA Diploma de Licenta At least 3 years 8.0/10
RUSSIA Bakalavr or Specialist Diploma At least 4 years 4.0/5.0
7.0/10.0 (Good)
RWANDA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 70%
SAUDI ARABIA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 3.0/4.0
3.5/5.0
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

SPAIN Titulo Universitario Oficial de Licenciado or Graduado 7.0 / 10.0
SUDAN Bachelor's Honours degree At least 5 years 68%
SWEDEN Bachelor's degree or Yrkesexamen At least 3 years Pass (Godkänd or G)
SYRIA Bachelor’s At least 4 years 70%*
TAIWAN Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 75%*
THAILAND Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 3.2/4.0
TURKEY Lisans Diplomasi At least 4 years 3.0/4.0*
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 3.1/4.0 or 80%
USA Bachelor's degree At least 4 years 3.3/4.0
VIETNAM

Bang tot nghiep dai hoc

Bang Cu Nhan

At least 4 years 7.0/10
ZAMBIA Master’s Master’s degree with a minimum score of B+ or 3.5 or 70%

* Grades required may vary depending on the on the institution and the course that you are applying for.

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