Applications and admissions

Once you've found the course that's right for you, here's what to do next to get your place at Birkbeck. We are on hand to give you all the advice and support you need, from choosing your course to writing your personal statement, completing your application and enrolling as a new student. 

Contact us

If you have a query about your application or the admissions process at Birkbeck, please contact the Student Advice Service

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

We welcome students from all educational backgrounds.

Applying through UCAS

UCAS applications

If you want to study one of our full-time undergraduate courses, you will need to apply through UCAS.

Applying to Birkbeck

Applying to Birkbeck

You apply directly to Birkbeck for our part-time undergraduate and part-time and full-time postgraduate courses. 

MPhil/PhD applications

MPhil/PhD applications

For most of our research programmes, you can choose to start in September/October, in January or in April.

International student applications

International student applications

Birkbeck offers full-time courses to international students at a variety of levels, in a wide range of subject areas.

Affiliate student applications

Affiliate student applications

If you are interested in studying a particular module, without doing a full degree, you can apply to study here as an affiliate student. 

Credit points

Credit points and how to transfer them

If you accumulate credits through university study, it may be possible to transfer them to another institution from Birkbeck or to Birkbeck from another institution. 

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

These are some of the questions we are most frequently asked about making an application to Birkbeck. 

Offers

Offers

If you are offered a place, it will either be a conditional or an unconditional offer. 

Applications from partner institutions

Applications from partner institutions

If you are studying a Level 3 qualification at a partner institution, you are guaranteed an offer for any undergraduate course at Birkbeck. 

Enrolment

Enrolment

Before you can start your course each year, you need to enrol. By enrolling, you officially become a student of Birkbeck.

Personal statement tool

Personal statement tool 

Our personal statement tool will help you write one of the most important - and challenging - parts of your university application. 

Expert advice from our academics

Expert advice from our academics

In these videos, our academics advise on what we look for in applications and give their top tips.