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

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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

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.

Boughton Studentship awarded to exceptional History PhD candidate

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology has selected Željka Oparnica for the newly established Margery Boughton Studentship, funded by a generous legacy donation from its namesake's late alumna.

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships at Birkbeck in History, Classics and Archaeology

The fellowships are aimed at those in the immediately postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, their networks, and their research and professional skills.

PhD Studentships in History, Classics and Archaeology

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck is pleased to invite applications for up to 10 fully-funded PhD studentships