Courses disclaimer

Birkbeck makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the courses of study and all other services and facilities as described on our website. However, please note the following points:

Tuition fee increases

  • Students are charged an annual tuition fee in each year of their programme. Following the first year of study, tuition fees may be subject to annual increases. If there are increases, these will be in line with inflation and not more than CPI +3%. The tuition fee will be confirmed annually at enrolment. For more information, please see the College Fees Policy

Option modules

  • Any option modules listed are indicative and may change year to year for reasons including staff availability, student demand, and enhancements to programmes as part of ongoing review. 

Teaching staff

  • Any named staff listed as teaching on a programme are subject to change and dependent on the modules selected for study by the student.

Course cancellation 

  • By exception, the College may be unable to run a course for reasons of operational viability and student experience. In the event that a course is unable to run, we will advise applicants and enrolled students at the earliest possible opportunity in writing. Where possible, students will be provided with the opportunity to change course or to receive a full refund of any deposit or tuition fees paid.

Course and module changes

  • The College will not normally make material changes to modules or programmes that students have agreed to study, except where the changes will benefit the student experience or changes are necessary due to circumstances outside of the control of the College. Where material changes are necessary or proposed, student representatives will be consulted and the College will provide appropriate support and guidance. We will advise applicants and enrolled students at the earliest possible opportunity.

Regulations and policies

  • The College may make reasonable changes to our regulations and policies from time to time to:
    • ensure the proper delivery of the educational service
    • meet legal or regulatory requirements
    • reflect current guidance or good practice
    • put in place the results of student feedback
    • improve the student experience. 
  • If significant, such changes will normally come into force at the beginning of the following academic year.