Student status

This section tells you everything you need to know about your student status when studying at Birkbeck, including taking a break from study, withdrawing from your course and receiving your certificate and your official transcript of results when you graduate. 

It also tells you how to get proof of your student status from Birkbeck, which you may need for opening a student bank account, applying for a Council Tax reduction and other forms of life admin. 

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Taking a break in studies

Taking a break in studies

If you want or need to, you can suspend your studies for up to two years.

Withdrawing from your studies

Withdrawing from your studies

If you feel you want or need to withdraw from your course, we hope you will talk to us first.

Student status and award letters

Proof of student status / award confirmation letters

If you are a current student or have completed your course, we can provide you with a letter confirming your status.


Award certificates

Award certificates

Award certificates are issued upon completion of your course of study. They will not be given to you at your graduation ceremony, but will be sent to you directly.


Transcripts

Transcripts

We issue all graduating students with an official transcript, detailing the examinations and assessments you've taken and the results you achieved. We will send it to your home address as listed on My Birkbeck.


Progression routes

Progression routes

This page explains the different types of undergraduate and postgraduate courses we offer and the ways we can help you choose the right course.