The Stratford campus experience

Birkbeck has been offering courses in Stratford, east London (E15) for nearly 10 years; we know the place, the people and their priorities. By offering programmes at our state-of-the-art campus, University Square Stratford, we bring Birkbeck’s unique model of evening study closer to people who live and work in east London. 

Stratford has undergone a massive redevelopment in recent years and is a thriving hub for creative, new media and digital industries. Universities, museums, international businesses and start-ups are relocating to the area, and it is home to London’s most innovative and energetic thinkers, creators and makers. There are a range of sporting, retail and cultural facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Westfield shopping centre, Theatre Royal Stratford East and the Picturehouse Cinema. Thousands of new homes have been built in the area, so there is a plethora of accommodation options.

University Square Stratford has excellent public transport links and is easily accessible from across London. It offers all the facilities you need, including cafés, student support, study areas and digital resources. Birkbeck students are entitled to use all of the amenities and services at both campuses.

Classes in Stratford are held in the evening, just as they are at our Bloomsbury campus, so your days are free - to study, work, volunteer or just do your own thing. 

Build your own Birkbeck experience in Stratford

At Birkbeck, you can choose as much or as little of the standard university experience as you like. You might work during the day, study in the University of East London (UEL) Stratford Library or the Weston Learning Centre (to which Birkbeck students have access), undertake an internship via Birkbeck Talent, our in-house professional recruitment service - or do something completely different. Many people are drawn to Birkbeck because we support and enable diverse life choices. 

As a student in Stratford, you will also have access to all of Birkbeck’s facilities in Bloomsbury, central London, including access to the library and social facilities, giving you the best of both worlds. 

The combination of evening study and our east London location offers you exceptional opportunities. Our Stratford campus is near Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Westfield shopping centre and the cultural offerings of the Stratford Picture House, the Theatre Royal and Stratford Circus. The University of East London, UCL and Loughborough University all have campuses nearby and Stratford station gives you quick access to central London, Canary Wharf and Essex.