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Top 10 reasons to choose Birkbeck

1. Start your career before you graduate

2. Prestigious University of London qualifications

  • With a global reputation for high-quality research and teaching, Birkbeck is part of the prestigious University of London, alongside University College London (UCL), King’s College London (KCL), the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), among others. 

3. Excellent teaching 

  • During the recent coronavirus outbreak, we have made sure that all our degrees are available to study online, apart from lab-based degrees where we introduced a strict one-way access rule with limited numbers of students per lab.
  • In many universities, the top academics do not teach undergraduates, but at Birkbeck, we do. We believe our students’ varied experiences enrich our teaching, so we’ll share knowledge and support you, as equals. Birkbeck has been allocated a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the government’s new system for rating university teaching. 

4. Research excellence

5. Highest graduate salaries

6. University of London facilities

  • All Birkbeck students have access to all University of London facilities. This includes a large range of libraries and study spaces, plus free membership of Student Central, the University of London Students’ Union, right next door to Birkbeck in Bloomsbury. 

7. Birkbeck Talent: Careers and Employability

  • Birkbeck Talent is our in-house professional recruitment service, aimed exclusively at helping Birkbeck students, during and after their studies, to gain relevant work experience that will give them a further advantage in an increasingly competitive job market.
  • Our Careers Service provides comprehensive careers, recruitment and employability advice, events and information services for our students, both online and face-to-face. 

8. Study in the heart of London

  • We'll be continuing to monitor government guidance on social distancing and will continue to adapt as the situation develops to provide an excellent learning experience. Learn more about our current teaching arrangements.
  • Our campus is in Bloomsbury, central London, a lively, student-centred area that's in the heart of London and home to a number of universities and other colleges of the University of London. 
  • Everything London has to offer is on our doorstep: we are near King’s Cross, Chinatown, Soho and Covent Garden, as well as some of the world's best art galleries and museums, theatres, music venues, shops, bars and restaurants. 
  • Our teaching takes place at our campus in Bloomsbury, central London. Our campus offers excellent facilities and support services.

9. Outstanding student services to support you every step of the way

  • Whether you’re joining Birkbeck from school or college, or returning to study after a break, we understand that the transition to undergraduate study can be challenging. Our student services are there to support you on every step of your student journey, offering everything from general advice and study skills sessions, to counselling, disability and dyslexia support, also now online.

10. Financial support