Intercollegiate study

Birkbeck is part of the prestigious University of London, which is a federal university with 18 independent member institutionsUndergraduate and postgraduate students at any member institution of the University of London, including Birkbeck, can apply to study a module at another member institution - this is known as intercollegiate study. 

How to apply 

Birkbeck students: you should apply to the relevant programme director, who must provide written approval before you commence intercollegiate study. (Please note: the offer of an intercollegiate study place is not guaranteed.) 

Students at other member institutions of the University of London: if you wish to study a module at Birkbeck, please complete the Intercollegiate Student Application Form

Credits 

  • Undergraduate students: you can usually count a maximum of 60 credits of intercollegiate study towards a Birkbeck award, with a maximum of 30 credits at each level. 
  • Postgraduate students: you can usually count a maximum of 30 credits of intercollegiate study towards a Birkbeck award. 
  • Any marks and credit you put towards a Birkbeck award are subject to approval by the Sub-Board of Examiners for your award. 

Policies and procedures for Birkbeck students 

  • Intercollegiate students from Birkbeck who are studying at another University of London institution are subject to the academic policies and procedures at that institution for: 
    • marking and moderation 
    • appeals 
    • mitigating circumstances 
    • external examining
    • complaints about the module. 
  • In the following circumstances, Birkbeck may apply its own policies and procedures: 
    • assessment offences 
    • student discipline. 

Policies and procedures for students from other institutions 

  • Birkbeck will report your level of study and any marks and credit obtained to your home institution. 
  • All aspects of marking and awarding are subject to Birkbeck’s academic policies, including: 
    • marking and moderation 
    • appeals 
    • mitigating circumstances 
    • external examining. 
  • Birkbeck will also consider the following under its own policies and procedures: 
    • assessment offences 
    • student discipline 
    • complaints. 

Fees 

  • Students are not usually charged extra fees for intercollegiate study. 
  • Birkbeck students undertaking intercollegiate study will not be charged extra fees by Birkbeck