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

National Student Survey

A survey for all final year undergraduate students, the NSS results are published nationally and will help to shape the future of Birkbeck.

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

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Birkbeck is different: our classes are held in the evening, so your days are free - to study, work, volunteer or just do your own thing

Number 1 in London for Teaching Quality and Overall Student Satisfaction

History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck came first in the recent National Student Survey (NSS 2017) for teaching quality and overall student satisfaction amongst London universities

History Professor awarded major book prize

Professor Frank Trentmann’s title Empire of Things won the 2018 Austrian Science Prize for the best book in the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies.

Joanna Bourke appointed Chair of 2018 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize panel

Birkbeck historian and orator Professor Joanna Bourke will chair the judging panel for a prize that recognises an exceptional work of historical non-fiction, published in Britain.

Wolf Wayne Research Fund for Graduate Students

A research expense fund for taught postgraduate students in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology

Celebrating the Life of Patrick McGurk

A memorial service was held on Saturday 4 November 2017 at the church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Woodford Green, for Patrick McGurk, a member of this department from 1953 until his retirement in 1988.

Birkbeck History Short Courses: bringing London's history to life in 2018

Two new short courses, run in partnership with the Charterhouse and the London Metropolitan Archives, offer deep insight into London’s history and the forces which have shaped the city.