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.
Fees and payment
Birkbeck offers flexible payment options that allow you to spread the costs of your fees across the year at no additional cost.
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.
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.
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.
If you are thinking about studying at Birkbeck, find out about our friendly, free events for prospective students. We can help you on every step of your decision-making journey.
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.
Families and supporters
Discover more about how the support of family, partners, friends and carers is often vital to the success of our students.
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.
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.
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.
Book launch: Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs
A new book by Birkbeck's Dr Bruna Seu provided material for a fascinating conversation between leading members of humanitarian and international development organisations about how the sector can more effectively gain support for their work and promote public engagement.
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
Hong Kong academic lecture series and reception
British Council Hong Kong
Free entry; booking required
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Student Rebecca Clossick on research in to early modern indoor theatre.
The Beirut trilogy
Jocelyne Saab talks about her Beirut Trilogy, lauded at the 2017 Essay Film Festival.