Birkbeck, University of London
Birkbeck, University of London is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. Birkbeck provides the highest quality postgraduate teaching by world-class academics engaged in cutting-edge research. Over 90% of Birkbeck academics are research-active – the highest rate for any multi-faculty institution in London. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirmed the College’s status as a world-class research and teaching institution. Birkbeck entered over 90 per cent of its eligible staff into the RAE and the College was ranked in the top 25 per cent of UK multi-faculty institutions. In addition, research in 11 subject areas was rated as internationally excellent and world-leading, and six subjects were ranked in the top five nationally. In 2006, Birkbeck was awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for excellence in higher education research.
Birkbeck is located at the heart of academic London – in Bloomsbury central London. Within easy walking distance of the College are world famous research resources such as the British Library and British Museum. The University of London Library is next door to Birkbeck and there are other specialist resources nearby. The completion of our £18.5 million extension has revitalised the look and function of our main building. The nine-storey, glass fronted extension houses our award-winning library (which is open until late), new lecture theatres and a one-stop student information centre and café.
Birkbeck offers over 150 taught postgraduate programmes in arts, science, and social science subject areas.
Almost all of our taught postgraduate courses are available by part-time, evening study so you can study for a master’s degree over two years and continue to work and build your career during the day. However, if you would prefer to study full-time, the majority of our postgraduate courses can be completed in one year and are also usually taught in the evenings.
You can gain an internationally recognised University of London doctorate at Birkbeck. All of our Schools offer research opportunities, giving you the chance to pursue your research with our expert academics – many of whom are renowned, world-class experts in their fields. We offer both full-time and part-time research opportunities in over 30 subject areas, all leading to prestigious University of London MPhil/PhD qualifications.
Fees and Funding
Birkbeck offers high quality postgraduate study opportunities at competitive rates. Fees vary depending upon the subject and the qualification. Please consult our website for up-to-date fee listings as well as information on scholarships and bursaries.