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About us

The Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck is well respected with an excellent reputation, both national and international.

High-quality research

Our research is world-class. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 75% of research in the School’s Department of English and Humanities was recognised as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, with 73% of the research in the College’s reconfigured Modern Languages group ranked in the same top two categories.

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Courses at all levels

Our department has an outstanding reputation for offering imaginative, critical and creative programmes designed and taught by leading academics and practitioners in the field, within a learning environment supportive of the needs of students from a wide range of educational backgrounds.

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Current News

Jointly run by Birkbeck, Cardiff University and the Dickens Fellowship, this one-day conference will explore all aspects of Dickens and fantasy.

27 February 2017