Research at Birkbeck
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.
Find out about sources of funding, including government loans, Research Council studentships and Career Development Loans.
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.
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.
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.
Birkbeck and the EU
Birkbeck welcomes students, staff and visitors from across the European Union and further afield. Find out everything you need to know about Brexit and making an application to Birkbeck.
Birkbeck is an open, outward-facing and socially engaged university, committed to making our world-leading research publicly available. Find out how we disseminate our researchers’ knowledge, expertise and discoveries.
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.
Research Excellence Framework
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a nationwide assessment of the quality of university research. In the last REF (2014), 73% of Birkbeck’s research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
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.
Scholarships awarded to five exceptional Arts students
The Daniel and Elizabeth Peltz Awards, each worth £6000, have been granted to five students from the School of Arts based on their outstanding academic or professional records.
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.