The Birkbeck experience
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.
Life at Birkbeck
Birkbeck offers a unique combination of evening study and a matchless central London location, right in the geographic and academic centre of the city, giving you exceptional opportunities.
Postgraduate loans and financial support
Find out everything you need to know about government loans to cover your fees and maintenance and Birkbeck’s flexible payment options and financial support.
Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities. Discover more about our vibrant, intellectually challenging and exciting research culture.
We welcome applicants from all educational backgrounds and we encourage those without traditional qualifications to apply. We will consider your knowledge and work experience alongside your qualifications.
Fees and payment
With government loans for undergraduate and postgraduate study, fantastic financial support packages and flexible payment options, there’s never been a better time to study at Birkbeck.
How to apply
Once you've found the course that's right for you, here's what to do next to get your place at Birkbeck. We can give you the advice and support you need.
Most of our students live in private accommodation, but we also offer student accommodation and access to the professional services of the University of London Housing Services.
Boost your career
Discover how Birkbeck's unique evening teaching, coupled with our comprehensive careers and employability services, can help you get ahead in a highly competitive job market.
There is nowhere better to study than London and Birkbeck is at its geographic and academic heart. Find out everything you need to know about coming to study here.
Birkbeck graduate named among 100 Most Influential Young Africans
Amr Sobhy, who graduated from Birkbeck’s MSc Public Policy and Management in 2016 is best known for MorsiMeter: a digital initiative to monitor the performance of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, the first tool of its kind in Egypt and the Middle East to hold a president accountable for his promises.
Workplaces failing to tackle 'always on' culture
New research from the Department of Organizational Psychology’s Dr Almuth McDowall found that unlike other countries, the UK has made little progress in helping staff switch off outside of work hours – to the detriment of workers' wellbeing.
In Pursuit of Love
The Peltz Gallery celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality with an exhibition of artist Sunil Gupta’s iconic images of gay love and desire.
Study UK: Discover You! Work and Study (Online)
No booking required
Sunil Gupta: In Pursuit of Love - private view and reception
Peltz Gallery, 43 Gordon Square
Free entry; booking recommended
Bridges to Birkbeck: HEIS Application Workshop (Tottenham)
639 Enterprise Centre, 639 High Road, London, N17 8AA
Free entry; booking required
The post-storm city
Dr Anna Hartnell comments on the very different depictions of Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina and how in both disasters, it has been the poorest who are hardest hit.
Motherhood in UK Prisons
PhD student Claire Horn reports on the challenges that face mothers in UK prisons.