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School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy

In the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, we offer a dynamic, enriching educational experience, built on our international reputation for research and teaching excellence. We strive for independent, interdisciplinary and critical knowledge and understanding across the humanities and social sciences.

You said: You wanted the College to offer more academic support

You said: Good-quality assessment and speedy and useful feedback are important to you

You said: you value getting support with personal development and employability

  • The College’s Careers Service is free and available to all Birkbeck students and recent graduates, to enhance your career development and employability.
  • The Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication’s Applied Linguistics Society brings together students interested in Applied Linguistics and Communications through social events, workshops and open lectures. The Department also developed a Business and Professions lecture series in response to student requests to hear from professionals working in ALC areas.
  •  The Department of Geography’s Ecology and Conservation Studies Society ran a series of field meetings to encourage interest in conservation, based on sound ecological principles.
  • The Department of Psychosocial Studies maintains formal links with the University of São Paulo, Brazil, providing an opportunity for student exchanges.

You said: The College could offer better services to support your experience

  • The Department of History, Classics and Archaeologyprovided access to Senate House Library for all degree students.
  • The Department of Politics worked with the Birkbeck events team to provide more notice on graduation ceremonies.
  • The Department of Philosophyhas prepared a detailed options handbook to enable students to make informed choices on which modules to study.
  • The School’s Learning Development Manager, Ray Rose Raymond worked with students from all departments to provide academic support and encourage learning development.