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Birkbeck flexible master's UK

Experience the best of Birkbeck teaching wherever you are based in the UK. The heart of Birkbeck teaching is in the classroom, on campus, but our virtual classrooms now give you the means to learn, study, network and get support as part of a vibrant learning community no matter where you are.

Whether you are in London but working more from home and less often in the office, or outside London, this way of studying is designed to suit new times and your new circumstances.

A range of our master’s programmes form part of Birkbeck flexible master's UK - on campus/at home/at work portfolio with the following features:

  • A choice to study with us online, on campus or a combination of the two, meaning you design a programme that fits around you. Every programme provides an online route, which would allow you to complete it by studying entirely remotely. Alternatively, you may choose to study some modules online and other modules on campus based on the programme timetable, your other commitments and when you need or want to be on site in Bloomsbury.
  • Live and interactive online or on-campus teaching, facilitating rich academic discussion led by our world-class teaching staff with excellent interaction and collaboration with your peers. 
  • High-quality virtual learning environment with all the key master’s degree information and learning materials, providing you with everything you’ll need to prepare effectively for your classes and assessments as well as independent study
  • A range of on campus and online student services to support you during your academic journey. These include study skillsstudent advicecareers services and disabilitymental health, and counselling support.
  • Access to a personal tutor and Studiosity, our online academic support service which is available 24/7 and provides you with feedback on your academic writing within 24 hours.
  • Assessments that can be taken online and remotely.
  • Membership of a diverse, committed and ambitious Birkbeck learning community. 

Birkbeck's flexible master's UK gives you greater flexibility and the option to choose a balance of on campus and online classes. Join us, come together, and let us bring Birkbeck to you.

If you are an international student who needs a Student visa to study in the UK, you must meet certain minimum in-person attendance requirements. You will be required to primarily study on campus and so will only be able to apply for the on-campus study mode.

Which study mode suits you?

  • On campus: Your classes will be held in the heart of Bloomsbury where you will gather with fellow students and enjoy on-campus teaching. These will be supplemented by high-quality online material supporting the classroom experience. Find out more about studying on campus.
  • Flexible learning: A mixed mode of study, where you will be able to select the modules you want to study either on campus or online. 
  • Online: All your classes will be held remotely, which may provide you with more freedom to do other things. 

Our new flexible master's courses 

The following courses are now available to apply for as part of our flexible master's: