International qualifications for Masters courses

We want your journey through our application process to be as smooth as possible. To make our entry requirements easy to understand, we have listed the qualifications we accept by country.

How to find your qualification:

  • in the entry requirements section for each Masters course, see if you need a UK upper second-class honours degree (2:1) or above, or a UK lower second-class honours degree (2:2) or above
  • click on your country below and find the UK degree class you need in the table, and compare it to your qualification 
  • if you cannot find your country in the list, contact our recruitment team on +44 (0)1273 876787 or email pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk.

The list is a general guide and each application is treated individually. Offers may vary for different applicants. 

Qualifications by country

  • Argentina
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of 7.5-8.5 depending on your university
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of 6.0-7.0 depending on your university
  • Australia
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with second-class upper division
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with second-class lower division
  • Azerbaijan
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%
  • Bahrain
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:  

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (Grade B)
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+)
  • Bangladesh
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0
  • Brazil

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.5 or 8 depending on your university
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7
  • Brunei

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors (Honours) degree with GPA 4.0/5
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors (Honours) degree with GPA 3.5/5
  • Canada
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:  

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.3/4.0 (grade B+)
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B)
  • Chile

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Licenciado with a final mark of 5-5.5/7 depending on your university
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Licenciado with a final mark of 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university
  • China
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer: 

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree from a leading university with overall mark of 75%-85% depending on your university
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree from a leading university with overall mark of 65%-80% depending on your university
  • Colombia

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad and a GPA of 3.5
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad’ and a GPA of 3.0
  • Cyprus

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 7.5
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 6.5
  • Ecuador

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Licenciado with a final mark of at least 17/20
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Licenciado with a final mark of at least 15/20
  • Egypt

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer: 

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of 75%
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of 70%
  • France

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Licence with mention bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 13
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Licence with mention assez bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 12
  • Germany

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.4 or better
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.7 or better
  • Ghana

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class upper division
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class lower division
  • Greece

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer: 

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 7
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 6.5
  • Hong Kong

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer: 

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division
  • India

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer: 

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above

    Bachelors degree from a leading institution with overall mark of 55-70% depending on your university

    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above

    Bachelors degree from a leading institution with overall mark of 50-65% depending on your university

  • Indonesia

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer: 

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with GPA 3.5/4.0
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with GPA 3.0/4.0
  • Iran

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 15
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 14
  • Italy

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 105
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 101
  • Japan

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent
  • Jordan

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent    
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0
  • Kazakhstan

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent    
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 4 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 3,33
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 2,67
  • Kenya
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division
  • Kuwait
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:  

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B+
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B
  • Lebanon
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.5/4.0 or 14/20
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20
  • Malawi
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer: 

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Masters degree, depending on your university
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Masters degree, depending on your university
  • Malaysia

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0 or B+
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B
  • Mexico

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer: 

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Licenciado with a final mark of at least 8
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Licenciado with a final mark of at least 7
  • Nepal
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer: 

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Masters degree with overall mark of 80%
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Masters degree with overall mark of 70%
  • Nigeria

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with second-class upper division or CGPA of at least 3.5/5.0
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 3.0/5.0
  • Norway
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with an overall grade of B
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with an overall grade of C
  • Oman
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0
  • Pakistan

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above

    Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 60%

    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above

    Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 55%

  • Palestine
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:  

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with GPA of at least 3.5/4.0 or B+
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B
  • Paraguay
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7.5/10
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7/10
  • Peru
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Licenciado with a final mark of 14/20 depending on your university
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Licenciado with a final mark of 12/20 depending on your university
  • Philippines
    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Masters degree with 'Very good' overall, or equivalent depending on your university
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Masters degree with 'Very good' overall, or equivalent depending on your university
  • Qatar

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 3 (on a scale of 4)
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4)
  • Russia

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4
  • Saudi Arabia

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.5/5.0 or 3/4.0
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0
  • Singapore

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division or CAP 4.0
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division or CAP 3.5
  • South Africa

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 1
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 2
  • South Korea

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree from a leading university with CGPA of at least 3.5/4.0 or B+
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree from a leading university with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B
  • Spain

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4
  • Sri Lanka

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors Special degree with upper second honours
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors Special degree with lower second honours
  • Switzerland

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Licence or Diplôme with 5/6 or 8/10
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Licence or Diplôme with 4.5/6 or 7/10
  • Taiwan

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with overall mark of 70%-85% depending on your university
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with overall mark of 70%-85% depending on your university
  • Thailand

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent
  • Turkey

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university
  • United Arab Emirates

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent
  • USA

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.3-3.5/4.0 depending on your university
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 depending on your university
  • Vietnam

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis / research component) with CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0 or 7.5/10
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis / research component) with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10
  • Zambia

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent
  • Zimbabwe

    Compare your qualification with our UK degree offer:

    UK qualificationInternational equivalent
    Upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or above Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division
    Lower second-class (2:2) honours degree or above Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division

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