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Art and Humanities at Birkbeck ranked in top 100 worldwide

The College’s Arts and Humanities courses placed at 92 in the 2020 Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings.

Birkbeck’s Arts and Humanities courses have been ranked in the top 100 globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2020. The subject-specific rankings are recognised as one of the most prestigious and global with judges rating universities on the quality of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

The School of Arts incorporates the Departments of English, Theatre and Creative Writing, Cultures and Languages, History of Art, and Film, Media and Cultural Studies. Interdisciplinarity is at the heart of the School’s mission and contributes to the richness of the courses available to students. Graduates from the department go on to enjoy careers in a wide variety of industries and roles, in academia and education as well as the creative industries, the civil service, and the non-profit sector. The ranking also takes into account Birkbeck's world-class Departments of History, Classics and Archaeology and Philosophy, as well as courses in Applied Linguistics and Communication

Professor Anthony Bale, Executive Dean of the School of Arts commented: "This is an excellent result for the Arts and Humanities at Birkbeck, showing the vitality and energy of these areas. Birkbeck has a truly global outlook and a deep commitment to research and teaching that crosses all kinds of borders and barriers."

Professor Matthew Davies, Executive Dean of the School of Sciences, History and Philosophy: "I am delighted that the departments of Applied Linguistics and Communication, History, Classics & Archaeology, and Philosophy have been recognised in these rankings for their excellent research and teaching in the humanities. We pride ourselves on taking a truly international approach and engaging students with a wide range of interests and disciplines.”

"Our students come from all over the world, and our academics research a huge range of subjects and are part of global networks. Birkbeck is proud an international community and we're really committed to providing a welcoming, stimulating, and innovative environment, in the heart of Bloomsbury, for those who wish to study the Arts and Humanities."

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