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.
New Birkbeck initiative provides life-changing education opportunities for asylum seekers
20 asylum seekers from troubled places around the world joined Birkbeck at the start of the new academic year thanks to the Compass Project, a ground-breaking initiative that provided fully-funded places for them to study undergraduate or postgraduate certificate courses of their choice.
Birkbeck student wins prestigious Institute of Business Ethics’ Competition
David Kerr has been announced as the winner of this year’s Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) student essay competition, for his exploration of the ethical questions of tax avoidance.
Professor Bill Bowring awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Bowring is a leading expert in the UK on legal and human rights issues in Russia and the countries of the Former Soviet Union, and Eastern and Central Europe.
Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes
Jacqueline Allan, PhD candidate at Birkbeck discusses the little known but extremely dangerous prevalence of eating disorders in Type 1 Diabetics, including Diabulimia.
Motherhood in UK Prisons
PhD student Claire Horn reports on the challenges that face mothers in UK prisons.