Research support and training
The Department provides a vibrant and dynamic environment in which to pursue postgraduate study. In addition to our own department research seminars, and our provision of research skills training, we participate in a variety of interdisciplinary research and teaching ventures, linked to our affiliated research centres, which regularly host reading group seminars, public lectures, colloquia, workshops and film screenings.
Superb library access
Surrounded by other colleges in the University of London and based in central London, Birkbeck offers access to a wealth of world-class research resources.
- Birkbeck Library, giving you access to the Birkbeck eLibrary and an excellent collection of books and journals in language, linguistics and culture.
- Film Library: the School of Arts Film Library (room G18) houses a collection of film and audio material that can be borrowed to support learning. Normal opening times are 4pm-8pm, Monday-Friday during term time.
- British Library
- University of London library
As a research student, you will be invited to attend:
- regular PhD colloquia
- research seminars
As a research student in the Department of European Culture and Languages, you will be given training in research methods. You will also have access to a wide range of generic research training courses offered by the college research school and the Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network.
If you receive an ESRC or AHRC scholarship, you will be required to attend generic as well as subject-specific research methods training.