Document Actions

BSc courses

New BSc Economics and Business Foundation launched

Our new Foundation Year course provides the best possible preparation for degree-level study at Birkbeck. It is ideal if you do not meet the entry requirements for the undergraduate degree you would like to study, if you feel you are not quite ready for an undergraduate degree, or if you are returning to study and need extra help and support. Whatever your background and circumstances, Birkbeck's Foundation Year degree will prepare you for success.

This course will build your confidence and give you the core knowledge and key skills you need to succeed at university. You will also get a taste of the subject area you are interested in and deepen your understanding of the career potential of your chosen subject.


Birkbeck is ideal if you wish to do your undergraduate degree while working full-time. There is new government money and new Birkbeck money available to support you, so money worries should not prevent you studying.

Graduates of the School are enthusiastic about their time here and the opportunities opened up by their Birkbeck degrees:

"My success at Birkbeck led to a postgraduate degree at the London School of Economics in Development. This made it possible for me to return to places I knew only as a traveller on previous ventures but now go to as a professional, working on international development projects....
Birkbeck enabled me to get access to a world I never thought was within my reach and opened opportunities beyond all expectations"
Claudia Sperlich, BSc Economics and Social Policy

"Right from the start I knew that I felt comfortable at Birkbeck. All the staff were incredibly supportive and understood that the students had other commitments as well as studying. It was also useful to be with students who were in the same, or similar, position to me - working and studying.  There was a really diverse mix of students in each class, with a whole range of experiences, which definitely enhanced the group discussions...
I can honestly say that going to Birkbeck turned my life around"
Caroline Mendes da Costa, BSc Maths and Statistics

"I think of my time at Birkbeck as a truly liberating experience which I will always cherish." Tanweer Khan, BSc Financial Economics