Details of the academic and English language requirements for your course are on our course finder. We help many students from Libya to improve their qualifications to meet entry requirements.
We require a Secondary Education Certificate plus an acceptable international foundation year or equivalent.
We require a bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering or medicine (from a university) OR a master’s degree (equivalent to a British Postgraduate Diploma standard) in any subject from a Libyan university.
Bachelor’s degree courses offered at universities are four to six years in duration. The master’s degree (MA or MSc) is awarded after two years of study beyond the first degree.
There are two main forms of grading system used in Libya. Firstly, a percentage system is used, although there may be slight variations depending on the institution. Secondly, a grade point system (GPS) is used, with 4.0 as the highest mark and 1.0 as the minimum pass-mark at the undergraduate level. The scale is as follows:
|Libyan degree classification (%)
||Libyan degree classification (GPS)
||English translation or equivalent
|85–100 per cent
|75–84 per cent
|65–74 per cent
English language requirements
We will not accept a Libyan English language qualification as meeting our minimum English language proficiency requirements. Find out more about our English language requirements.
Improve your academic and English language ability
If you don't have the correct grades or qualifications to meet our entry requirements, we can help you improve them.
Academic preparation courses at our International College
Successful completion of one of our International College courses offers guaranteed progression to degree courses at the university.
Find out more about foundation certificate or pre-masters courses at our International College. Let us know if you would like to speak with other students from Libya.
English language preparation courses at our Language Institute
The University of Brighton Language Institute provides a comprehensive range of academic English language preparation courses for students who need to improve their English before starting a UK university degree.
Successful completion of one of our English courses guarantees your progression to a degree course at the University of Brighton.
Find out more about our academic English language preparation courses.