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.
Birkbeck Fellow awarded Companion of Honour
Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley received the accolade as part of the Queen’s most recent Birthday Honours List. She is the first Birkbeck alumna to receive this honour.
Launching the first art school MBA
This week, Birkbeck and Central Saint Martins celebrated an innovative new collaboration with the launch of their joint MBA programme.
Birkbeck psychologists receive Preyer Award
Professors Mark Johnson and Annette Karmiloff-Smith were awarded in recognition of their contributions to a better understanding of human development.
Practice as Research Corkscrew Conversations: Ruth Solomons (Birkbeck) and Katrine Hjelde (Chelsea College of Arts)
Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts
No booking required
Book launch: Novel Politics. Democratic Imaginations in Nineteenth-Century Fiction by Professor Isobel Armstrong
Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
Free entry; booking required
Birkbeck AS Philosophy Conference
Birkbeck College, Central London
Free entry; booking required