Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Birkbeck's innovative, creative and interdisciplinary courses will help you become a competent, critical and responsible student of the social world and the psychological and social forces that shape individuals. Staff within our innovative Department of Psychosocial Studies have a keen interest in the development of new and innovative psychosocial methods, as well as forging new theoretical trajectories across a range of critical fields of enquiry. The department is genuinely interdisciplinary with academics coming from backgrounds in anthropology, cultural and postcolonial studies, education studies, gender and sexuality studies, literary studies, critical psychology, psychoanalytic studies and sociology. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers.

Course Modules

Year 1 core modules: Hate: On the Power of the Negative; Love: an introduction to psychosocial studies; Observation and the Everyday; Power . Year 2 core modules: Bodies; Creative Archives (fieldwork);Inscriptional Practices (fieldwork). Year 3 core modules: Introduction to Psychoanalysis; Social Theory and Sociology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • Course specific
  • Tariff 96

Key Course Information

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83% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 65%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 91%

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 10%

Total Coursework: 80%

Total Practical: 10%