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Degree awarding powers

Birkbeck is part of the University of London.  It shares the University’s academic standards and awards University of London degrees.

In common with the other University of London colleges, Birkbeck has also secured its own independent degree awarding powers, which were confirmed by the Privy Council in July 2012.

The University of London degree is rightly valued for its high standard and good reputation. If the College were ever to award its own degrees, it would be in our name - Birkbeck, University of London - and the high standard and good reputation of our provision would continue.

The quality of degrees awarded by Birkbeck was confirmed by the UK Quality Assurance Agency following institutional audits in 2005 and 2010

Although we do not currently exercise our own degree awarding powers, having them is an important insurance policy for the future and a means of confirming our position as a nationally regarded higher education institution.