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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.

National Student Survey

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

A Great Place to Study

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

SSHP Study Support Workshops

Academic skills workshops for undergraduate students in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy

Eric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture

Eric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture by Catherine Merridale, the author of numerous award-winning books on Russian history, on the 22nd of May

11 May 2017 - 18:00: Get Started - May 2017

22 May 2017 - 18:00: Eric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture

24 May 2017 - 09:00: Zionism and Antisemitism – International Conference

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London, Call for Papers

10 June 2017 - 11:00: Get Started - June 2017

The Postgraduate Student Experience at Birkbeck
Archaeology, classics and geology courses ranked in national top 10 by Complete University Guide

It is the first time that Birkbeck has appeared in the ranking, following the establishment of full-time undergraduate degree programmes

Birkbeck graduates shine during spring 2017 Graduation Week

Nearly a thousand graduates will celebrate achieving a qualification

Birkbeck in global top 100 in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

Birkbeck has been rated within the world’s top 100 institutions for English and Philosophy in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, published today [8 March 2017].

Heligoland: Britain, Germany and the Struggle for the North Sea

New book reveals the intriguing history of the small North Sea island of Heligoland

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