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Schools and departments

Birkbeck's five schools cover a wide range of academic disciplines and each provide a stimulating, dynamic environment for learning and research.

School of Arts

We provide an invigorating educational experience, offering an exciting range of arts and humanities courses that are built on our internationally renowned research. We are housed in the Gordon Square terrace where Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell lived and worked. 

School of Business, Economics and Informatics

The pursuit of innovative research lies at the heart of our activity, informing our teaching and our extensive interactions with business, government, the public and other organisations.

School of Law

We are a leading centre for critical, interdisciplinary and innovative legal research, which informs our teaching and our interactions with policy-makers, public bodies, the legal profession, NGOs, campaign and pressure groups and the wider public.

School of Science

Our academics are actively engaged in ground-breaking, internationally recognised research, including subjects as diverse as child psychology, climate change, poverty and development, the geology of other planets, and effective treatments for killer diseases. 

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.