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.
Race, Law and Brexit Britain
The Centre for Research on Race and Law at Birkbeck has launched, providing a vitally needed space to develop rigorous race-conscious critical analysis in a range of areas of law.
Eric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture: Russia’s revolution and the destruction of the past
Professor Catherine Merridale said that Russia shows us how history matters and called on historians to be witnesses to a past that is vanishing from public consciousness
From research to reform
Birkbeck’s Department of Criminology celebrated its launch this week with a lecture by leading prison reformer Juliet Lyon CBE.
Creative Writing and Mental Health Conference
Keynes Library (Room 114), Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square. London WC1H 0PD
Free entry; booking required
VISA DROP-IN SESSION
Talkroom 2, My Birkbeck Student Advice Centre
No booking required
Working the Room: developing your network skills and your leadership presence.
Birkbeck College, Main Building, Torrington Square, Room MAL 402
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.