Fees and funding
The fees for each course can be found on the relevant programme page.
The department attracts significant funding, and details of studentships and other funding opportunities for 2017/18 are outlined here.
- You may be eligible for a government student loan to study our undergraduate courses. Find out more about undergraduate loans, and our Birkbeck instalment payment plan.
- Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme
- Alumni and union discounts: If you have graduated from one of our undergraduate courses or you are a member of a trade union you'll be eligible for 10% discount off your tuition fees.
- Kenway Legacy Scholarships
- Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary
- Limited funding available on a competitive basis for postgraduate programmes leading to a PhD: Cognition and Computation (MSc), Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (MSc), Developmental Sciences (MSc), Psychological Research Methods (MSc) - these are accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as recognised postgraduate training programmes and suitably qualified applicants who wish to take one of these courses in preparation for a PhD can apply for funding on the ESRC's '1+3' scheme - see MPhil/PhD funding section below.
- ESRC awards: Further awards may be available. Applicants who want to be considered for ESRC studentships should contact Ida Akhtar.
Application deadline: 29 January 2017 (23:59 GMT)
This is a three-year full-time PhD studentship funded by the Leverhulme Trust and will start on 1st October 2017. The studentship covers PhD course fees, a stipend of approx. £16,000 per year, and payment of research costs, training and conference attendance. Non-UK EU applicants are eligible for a full award (these conditions are expected to be guaranteed throughout the term of the award independent of the UK’s status with respect to the EU).
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership - Applications are now closed
Psychology pathway led by Professor Michael Thomas. Thirteen training routes are available, see central research funding page for full details [project reference only]
The Psychology pathway offers great breadth, with interlocking areas of strength in development, education, social change, language, cognition, neuroscience, and computation.
- Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) studentships are awarded via the London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium PhD consortium - LIDo. Application deadline: 20 January 2017 at 5pm.
- Other studentships may become available and will be advertised on the Birkbeck job opportunities page or on Jobs.ac.uk.
- For further information, please contact Professor Michael Thomas or Ida Akhtar.