Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck specialises in teaching evening courses and degrees with 95 per cent of its students studying part-time

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Birkbeck, University of London

Why Birkbeck, University of London?

Birkbeck is London's only specialist provider of evening higher education. This is ideal for students who are managing study alongside other commitments.

Students can choose from a wide range of courses in the Schools of Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Law and Business.

The university boasts 170 postgraduate programmes (part-time and full-time) and more than 80 undergraduate programmes (part-time). Nearly all teaching takes place in the evening.

Around 18,000 students choose to study at Birkbeck because of its world-class reputation for excellence in research and teaching.

Located centrally in London's Bloomsbury, Birkbeck is consistently voted London's top university in the annual National Student Surveys.

The university encourages applications from students without traditional qualifications.

International Students

Birkbeck has a cosmopolitan population with students from 120 countries.

As it is part of the University of London, students graduate with degrees and qualifications from the prestigious University of London.

Birkbeck has an international reputation as a leading educational institution. The Times Higher Education World University rankings place Birkbeck in the top 200 universities in the world.

Academic support services include workshops in English language, essay writing, time management and presentation skills. There's also a student support centre which includes disability advice, free counselling service and an evening drop-in service.

Numerous scholarships are available to international students.

What Students Say:

"Right from the start I knew that I felt comfortable at Birkbeck. All the staff were incredibly supportive and there was a really diverse mix of students in each class, with a whole range of experiences, which definitely enhanced the group discussions. I can honestly say that going to Birkbeck turned my life around."

Caroline Mendes da Costa, Mathematics and Statistics
Quick facts
  • Around 18,000 students and more than 2,000 staff and lecturers. There's a staff/student ratio of 1:20.
  • Courses for all levels, ranging from short introductory courses and degrees to full-time PhD degrees.
  • An active alumni network of 32,000 former students spread across the world. Notable alumni include artist Tracey Emin and Edward 'Bear' Grylls, a British adventurer and television presenter who was one of the youngest people to scale Mount Everest at the age of 23.
  • 90 per cent of academics are research-active and many are renowned world-class experts in their fields.
Location

Birkbeck, University of London Location

Malet Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX

Birkbeck, University of London
Student Testimonials

"Right from the start I knew that I felt comfortable at Birkbeck. All the staff were incredibly supportive and there was a really diverse mix of students in each class, with a whole range of experiences, which definitely enhanced the group discussions. I can honestly say that going to Birkbeck turned my life around."

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