Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

We offer multiple approaches to the study of societies and cultures, human geography, and sustainability, poverty and development, as well as community and citizenship, at local, regional and global levels. One of the unique strengths of our Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies is the breadth of research interests of our staff. Consequently, we offer a very wide range of courses that reflect the disciplinary breadth of development and globalisation, while also allowing you to engage with other disciplines, such as anthropology and sociology. Birkbeck lets you to come to university in the evening and work on your future during the day. As classes are in the evening or at weekends (field'trips), you can work, volunteer, study or do your own thing during the day. You will be surrounded by committed fellow students from all cultures, backgrounds and career stages who are eager to share their experience and expertise with their peers. We have strong links with the London International Development Centre, which can enhance your employability. Ours is a vibrant research culture, powered by a shared passion for learning and intellectual engagement among our academics and students. We have a strong commitment to social justice, which informs and shapes much of our cutting'edge research. 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.

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

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • Tariff 112
  • GCE AS-level
  • Course specific