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Birkbeck, University of London

Located in the heart of London, Birkbeck is known for world-class research and learning opportunities that are designed to fit around students’ busy lives, allowing them the freedom to balance their studies with work or other commitments.

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Birkbeck, University of London

Recognised as one of one of the world’s leading research universities, with a vibrant, intellectually challenging and exciting research culture. Its world-class on-campus teaching provides the flexibility to work and manage time around studies.

Don’t choose between getting a job or going to university – you can do both.

Birkbeck has been helping students access higher education and transform lives for over 200 years. With a commitment to supporting students to learn and develop, academically, professionally and personally, the university works with several high-profile organisations in the UK, Europe and further afield.

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Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX

Birkbeck Highlights

Central London Location

minutes away from iconic landmarks

Prestigious Degree

awarded by the University of London

World Leading

research and teaching university

Expert Teaching

delivered by industry specialists

UK Top 50

universities in QS World Rankings

Graduate Salaries

amongst the highest in the UK

Study in the heart of London

There is nowhere better to study than the historic and thriving city of London, where you can explore the incredible city during your free time.

The Bloomsbury campus is in the heart of central London with direct views of The Shard and iconic landmarks. All facilities are geared around evening study too: Birkbeck Library is open late, as are the cafés and food outlets.

Everything London has to offer is on your doorstep: whether it’s the British Museum, West End, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Regent’s Park, London Zoo, Madam Tussauds you will see it all. Not to mention London’s King’s Cross / St. Pancreas International station is a short walk away.

Your journey begins here

Flexible Learning Opportunities

giving you the freedom to balance work and other commitments around your studies.

Campus - Key Information
  • Central London location
  • Richly resourced library spread across five floors
  • Contemporary art gallery
  • 70-seat cinema
  • Campus cafes and student bar
  • Weekly Bloomsbury Farmers' Market hosted by Birkbeck

Birkbeck is a truly international place: staff and students come from across the globe, and Birkbeck researchers are collaborating with universities, governments, healthcare agencies and businesses worldwide.

Life at Birkbeck goes beyond the classroom. Throughout the year, international students are given the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities, London tours and day trips.

Immerse yourself in university life

Find your perfect accommodation whilst studying in London. Birkbeck offers various accommodation options for individuals and families.

Students can select from a range of accommodation options available. The University of London Intercollegiate Halls are open to all students with seven halls to choose from. Living on campus gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in university life and become an active part of the community.

Those students preferring a more private residence have the options of  private accommodation or University of London apartments. Families can apply directly to the University of London for a flat at International Hall or other independent halls of residence.

To find out more about accommodation

Key Features & Amenities

Fully-furnished bedrooms

Super-fast internet and wifi throughout

Centrally located

Accommodation options for individuals and families

Enriching Student Experience

An international university in a truly global city bringing together students from over 120 countries.

Birkbeck Students’ Union (SU) is dedicated to helping you make the most of your Birkbeck experience. It offers you a place where you can come together with other students and build a community.

As a Birkbeck student, you automatically become a member of our SU and can take advantage of the wide range of activities offered: from social events helping you build relationships and make new friends to extracurricular societies specialising in different topics, such as psychology or economics. You can also join one of the sports clubs to play competitively, develop your skills, or just try out something new.

Global Community

Students from over 120 countries

Films & Events

70-seat cinema and students events schedule

The Birkbeck Student Union’s societies and clubs offer a range of clubs and societies including climbing, football, rowing and scuba diving. Societies cover academic interests and cultural groups.

There’s always something going on at Birkbeck, from public lectures to conferences to seminars.

With its very own award-winning cinema at 43 Gordon Square, the university hosts regular free film screenings, and the Peltz Gallery in the School of Arts hosts curated displays, exhibitions and events.

The university hosts annual events and event series, such as Arts Week, Science Week and the One World Festival, as well as  dedicated extra-curricular trips for international students.

The student services teams provide a range of support including  general advice, mental health support, counselling, career support, and disability and dyslexia support.

Learning Development Service supports undergraduate and postgraduate students in every area needed to become a successful student, including free workshops, accessible learning materials, and one-to-one meetings.

MA (Hons)
Text and Performance
MA Text and Performance is a highly distinctive degree delivered by one of the most exciting and impactful departments in the UK. Taught by world-leading academic researchers, artists and industry professionals, you will explore the dynamic relationship between text and performance through a combination of: -writing for and about theatre and performance -theatre practice -performance-making -academic study
MSc
Sport Management and Marketing
Our MSc Sport Management and Marketing is designed to give you the skills and expertise you need to compete in the sport industry and related businesses and organisations, by providing specialist teaching about the principles and practice of sport management and marketing.
MRes (Hons)
Social Research and Applied Linguistics
Our MRes Social Research and Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary social science training programme designed to prepare you for further research in the workplace or for MPhil/PhD study.
MSc
Quantitative Finance with Data Science
This MSc Quantitative Finance with Data Science provides you with training in advanced mathematical finance and the skills in data science needed for a career in modern financial institutions.
Grad Cert
Psychosocial Studies
Psychosocial studies holds that conventional distinctions found in many areas of sociology and psychology between the 'psychological' and the 'social' are untenable and that our 'inner' and 'outer' worlds are empirically and theoretically inseparable.
MSc
Analytical Bioscience
Our analytical bioscience postgraduate course provides hands-on experience and training in a wide range of analysis techniques and instrumentation used in the molecular biosciences, biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors.
PG Cert
Advanced Computing
The MSc is designed to advance your knowledge of advanced computing technologies. This Master's degree in computing has significant coverage of emerging technologies and research developments and focuses on areas of expertise and research specialisation among our academic staff.
DIRECT
PG Cert
Web Design and Development
Our Postgraduate Certificate in Web Design and Development focuses on a user-based approach to designing websites and implementation through standards-based, accessible code. The course covers coding, user-centred planning and design, the optimisation and manipulation of images and the delivery of a final published project.

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)