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"Our wide-ranging curriculum includes subjects across the arts, sciences, social science, law and business. "


Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence, and London’s only specialist provider of part-time, evening higher education.

We offer prestigious University of London qualifications and every year since 2005, the College has been voted number one by students in the National Student Surveys.

Birkbeck has been London’s only specialist provider of part-time higher education since it was founded in 1823 and we are experienced in supporting the needs of students who are managing study alongside work and other commitments. Our flexible approach and academic reputation attracts 19,000 students a year.

At Birkbeck we know that money is a major concern and we are committed to helping you find ways to gain the financial support you need to achieve your goals. There is government funding available for part-time students and if you are not eligible for Government fee grants, Birkbeck may be able to offer other financial support, to ensure that lack of finances does not prevent you from studying.

By choosing to study at Birkbeck you can be sure that you are studying at a quality institution and getting the best higher education experience, and you will gain a prestigious University of London qualification that will enhance your future career prospects.  
What's on offer
We have a great choice of part-time, evening courses to suit every entry level. Birkbeck offers around 80 Certificates of Higher Education, 70 undergraduate degrees (BA/BSc/LLB) and more than 170 postgraduate degrees (MA/MSc/LLM).

Our wide-ranging curriculum includes subjects across the arts, sciences, social science, law and business. If you require additional support for your studies, we offer a range of learning support courses to help improve your English language, academic writing and study skills.

As a member college of the University of London, Birkbeck shares its standards and awards prestigious, internationally respected University of London qualifications. Birkbeck provides the highest-quality postgraduate teaching by world-class academics engaged in cutting-edge research.

Over 90 per cent of our academics are research-active and the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirmed the College’s status as a world-class research and teaching institution. Birkbeck ranked in the top 25 per cent of UK multi-faculty institutions; and research in 11 subject areas was rated as ‘internationally excellent’ and ‘world leading’.

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Birkbeck isn’t restricted to one campus. Our main campus is located at the heart of the University of London’s central London precinct in Bloomsbury WC1, and our programmes are also offered at Stratford, in east London. Additionally, thanks to partnerships with over 40 educational, cultural and community organisations, we also teach our Certificate courses right across Greater London.  

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Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street

Tel: 0845 601 0174