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Research in the School of Arts

Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our cutting-edge scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.

Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent. And Art and Design, and English language and literature - research areas in which our School is highly active - achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to producing research of the highest quality.

Get a taste of our research

Listen to Professor Hilary Fraser, Executive Dean of the School of Arts at Birkbeck and Geoffrey Tillotson Chair of Nineteenth-Century Studies, as she explores some of the areas covered in her book: Women writing art history in the nineteenth century. Looking like a woman in the following podcast:

Find out more about the School's annual Arts Week, by listening to 3 of our academics talking about their presentations for 2015, in the following podcast: