Birkbeck, University of London

Why Birkbeck, University of London?

Birkbeck is London's only specialist provider of evening higher education. This gives students the opportunity to study and gain valuable work experience at the same time.

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

Approximately 18,000 students choose to study at Birkbeck, because of its world-class reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Over 90% of Birkbeck academics are research active – making courses at the forefront of academic pursuit.

Birkbeck is located centrally in London's Bloomsbury; students benefit from the influence of the diversity and energy of the city.

International Students

With students from 120 countries, Birkbeck benefits from an incredible international population.

As part of the University of London, students graduate with degrees and qualifications from the prestigious University of London. Birkbeck also has an international reputation as a leading educational institution.

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

  • Approximately 18,000 students and more than 2,000 staff and lecturers, with a 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% of academics are research-active and many are renowned world-class experts in their fields

Contact

Address

Malet Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX

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."