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Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London

A Centre of Original and Influential Research

Our consistently strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework places the the Department among the top in the UK.

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Our academic staff are recognised internationally as authorities in their field and deliver stimulating teaching programmes at all levels.

Postgraduate Loans 2016/17

Find out more about the new government loan for Master's courses, plus our flexible payment options.

Eric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture

'European History in the Age of Hobsbawm', memorial lecture on the 25th of May

Why Study for a BA in History at Birkbeck, University of London
Why Study Classics/Classical Studies?
Professor David Feldman appointed Vice-Chair of independent inquiry into antisemitism and racism

Professor David Feldman, Professor of History at Birkbeck, has been appointed Vice-Chair of an independent inquiry into antisemitism and racism in the Labour Party.

Wellcome Trust Masters Awards for academic session 2016/17

An annual award to support individuals who wish to undertake any humanities or social science Masters course which has a predominant focus on human and/or animal health

Nikolaus Wachsmann wins Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize

First comprehensive history of Nazi concentration camps wins prestigious annual accolade

Queer Beyond London

Sexuality and Locality in Brighton, Leeds, Manchester and Plymouth

Bronze Age Wheel Discovered at Must Farm

Birkbeck students involved in the excavation