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We know how important study is to you. That's why, at Birkbeck, we offer two discounts.

10% discount for union members

  • If you are a member of a union that is recognised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), you can claim a 10% discount on all accredited Birkbeck courses (certificates, undergraduate and postgraduate courses).
  • When you complete online enrolment (which you will be asked to do once you have been offered a place on a course), you will be asked if you want to take advantage of the unionlearn discount. You will then be given 28 days to provide proof of your eligibility for this discount. (Download a copy of the unionlearn verification letter.)
  • You must have been a member of a recognised trade union for at least three months before the start of the academic year (for 2019 entrants, this is Monday 30 September 2019).
  • The discount must be claimed at the point of enrolment. Claims cannot be made retrospectively.
  • To be eligible, you must be paying your fees yourself - either self-funded or via a government loan from Student Finance England. You are not eligible if somebody else is paying your fees - eg your employer. If you are part-sponsored, the 10% discount will be applied to the proportion of the fees that you are paying.
  • Download the unionlearn discount guidance - for students.
  • Download the unionlearn discount guidance - for unions.

10% fees discount for Birkbeck alumni

We offer a 10% discount on tuition fees to all Birkbeck alumni who have completed an undergraduate degree and are enrolling on any master's degree (MA, MSc, LLM and MRes), starting in the autumn.

When you complete our online enrolment, you will be asked if you want to take advantage of the alumni discount. No additional proof should be required, since we will already have a record of you having completed an honours degree with us.

Please note: the Union discount and alumni discount are mutually exclusive - if you are eligible for the alumni discount, you will not be eligible to claim the union discount.