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School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London

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Historic building with 21st Century facilities

Find out more about our Georgian building, award-winning cinema and newly refurbished gallery...

Arts Employability Programme 2018/19

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Evening study

We offer evening courses in literature, art history, creative writing, media studies, journalism, European cultures and languages, Latin American studies and much more...

Congratulations to incoming students

A warm welcome to all students collecting their exam results today and beginning their journeys at Birkbeck. There are still places left on many courses through clearing - go to or call 020 3907 0700 to apply, and come along to our Clearing Open Day on Saturday to see why more people are choosing evening study at Birkbeck.

British Academy elects Birkbeck academics to Fellowship

Three Birkbeck academics recognised for their achievements in the humanities and social sciences.

Haringey students explore consumerism, Brexit and protest in Globalisation photography exhibition

The exhibition features the work of year 12 photography A-level students from North London, and will be displayed at Birkbeck’s Peltz Gallery

5 September 2019 - 18:00: Free Screening of Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty

Free screening of 'The Great Beauty' and a chance to discuss studying Italian at Birkbeck with our lecturers!

9 September 2019 - 13:00: Conceptualising Community in Germany and France: Ferdinand Tönnies, Jean-Luc Nancy, W.G. Sebald

Aesthetics of Community Network Symposium. Open to all and free but please book as places are limited.

11 September 2019 - 18:00: Free screening of Giuseppe Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Free Screening of 'Cinema Paradiso' and a chance to discuss studying Italian at Birkbeck with our lecturers!

12 September 2019 - 16:30: Open Evening for Late Applicants

If you would like to start studying at Birkbeck in the autumn this year, find out more at our open evening for late applicants.

18 September 2019 - 13:00: Michaël Ferrier Conference

Acclaimed novelist Michaël Ferrier visits Birkbeck. All welcome!


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