Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Arts and humanities courses at Birkbeck are ranked third best in London and 11th in the UK in the Times Higher Education 2015'16 World University Subject Rankings. We are committed to providing the best possible educational experience for all who come here. Our teaching is informed by the research interests of academics, at the cutting'edge of their fields. You will benefit from small, highly interactive classes, alongside students of different ages and from various walks of life. You can take advantage of field'trips, including an annual visit to a European city, which takes place in the Easter vacation. Our students come to us with a whole range of study issues, whether it's because they're juggling family and work responsibilities, or because they've been away from education for a while, or because they've come to us from another country. We are fully accustomed to dealing with these issues, and have a wide variety of support available. As a student here, you'll be invited to a dynamic range of events, many of which are organised through our research centres, including the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre; Architecture, Space and Society Network; Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology; the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism; the Raphael Samuel History Centre; the Institute of Historical Research; and the Institute of Classical Studies. These give you access to some of the foremost figures in the discipline, and insight into the most recent and up'to'date 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
BA (Hons) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

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