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Why study with us?

We are first in England for applied linguistics

  • We were the first department established in England to focus on applied linguistics and remain on the cutting-edge of the field.

World-class research

Teaching excellence

  • Birkbeck ranks number one in the UK National Student Surveys. The College was recently ranked first in the UK for teaching quality, and is number one in London for overall student satisfaction.

Prestigious degrees

Prime location

  • Birkbeck is located in the beautiful, historic Bloomsbury section of central London. The intellectual centre of the capital, Bloomsbury comprises elegant Georgian townhouses and leafy garden squares around the University of London main campus.
  • This location provides excellent transportation links to explore the entire city (and full-time students are entitled to discounted travel cards).

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