Birkbeck is a world leading university in Research and Teaching, a vibrant centre for academic excellence in addition to being the only higher education establishment in London which offers evening teaching. This means that students are free to study, work or engage in whatever else they like during day time.

Birkbeck was founded in 1823 and became part of the prestigious federation “University of London” in 1920. As lectures/teaching is in the evening, many of our students work, intern or volunteer during the day which means that Birkbeck’s graduates are more privileged in the competitive job market. They are recognized and highly valued by employers for their maturity independent mindedness, focus and determination.

That is why 95% of Birkbeck’s students are in work or further studies within the first six months after graduation. The programmes of study offered, vary from humanities and social sciences to natural sciences, law and business administration. Undergraduate students may complete their studies in 3, 4 or 6 years, choosing the pace that suits them best.


Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication
School of Arts
School of Business, Economics and Informatics
Department of Biological Sciences
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
Department of Cultures and Languages
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Department of English and Humanities
Department of Film, Media and Cultural Sciences
Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies
Department of History, Classics and Archaeology
Department of History of Art
School of Law
Department of Management
Department of Organisational Psychology
Department of Philosophy
Department of Politics
Department of Psychological Sciences
Department of Psychosocial Studies
School of Science
School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy


Birkbeck University is located in the heart of London between Mallet Street and Woburn Place in Bloomsbury, surrounded by world famous museums and galleries and only a few minutes’ walk from London’s famous West End.

The closest Underground stations are Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road, King’s Cross/St Pancras and Euston.


Choose your university and course

Before you choose

  • Talk to a careers/guidance adviser.
  • Visit to get more information and compare the courses and universities that interest you. When you apply, you can select up to five choices.
  • Do a keyword search on UCAS – if there’s a specific course title or course combination you want to do, type it directly into the UCAS course finder engine.
  • Do your research carefully – check out university websites, as well as UCAS, so you get a real feel for the place.
  • Consider the course content and not just its title – English at one university is not the same as English at another university.
    Check the entry requirements – will you need specific subjects (including GCSEs) or work experience? Are you on track to achieve the grades you need?
  • Attend university open days – see our handy checklist for suggestions on things you could ask about. If you’re considering Anglia Ruskin, we’d love to see you at one of our undergraduate Open Days.
  • Get advice from friends, family and school staff – but don’t forget the ultimate choice is yours.
  • Try to get to a UCAS HE Fair where you can pick up prospectuses from lots of different universities and speak with their representatives.
  • Have you chosen courses with a range of entry requirements? Try to maximise your chances by making your ‘Insurance’ option a course with lower grade requirements than your ‘Firm’ choice.
  • Think about a range of universities with different entry requirements.
  • Above all you should be comfortable with your choices: it’s all about finding the ‘best fit’ for you.
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