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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.

A Wide Range of Research Opportunities

Our Department offers expert supervision by world-class academics.

A Great Place to Study

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.

29 August 2016 - 09:00: Summer Bank Holiday

08 September 2016 - 18:00: Get Started - September 2016

08 October 2016 - 11:00: Get Started - October 2016

03 November 2016 - 18:00: Get Started - November 2016

03 December 2016 - 11:00: Get Started - December 2016

07 January 2017 - 11:00: Get Started - January 2017

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Birkbeck and the European Union

Birkbeck will continue to welcome students, staff and visitors from across the EU and further afield

Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann awarded Wolfson History Prize

Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann, of Birkbeck’s Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, has been awarded the Wolfson History Prize for his book on the history of Nazi concentration camps.

2016 Birkbeck Hobsbawm scholars announced

Scholarships aim to encourage and support historians at the college through removing financial barriers to study and research

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

Why Study for a BA in History at Birkbeck, University of London