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Applications and admissions

To maintain the safety of students during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed an online learning environment that recreates the unique Birkbeck learning experience, so that students can continue with their studies. Read our latest coronavirus guidance

The virtual university provides access to:

  • live interactive seminars delivered by world-class academics, alongside pre-recorded learning materials
  • over 150,000 digital e-books, including many core textbooks, free of charge
  • opportunities to meet, network and complete projects with fellow students online
  • virtual student support services that are second to none.

Our library is also open for students to book study spaces on campus and we are providing in-person learning opportunities where they are necessary, such as for laboratory practicals.

For the 2021-22 academic year, we’re planning on providing a combination of in-person teaching and high-quality online learning.

Admissions process

Once you've found the course that's right for you, here's what to do next to get your place at Birkbeck. We are on hand to give you all the advice and support you need, from choosing your course to writing your personal statement, completing your application and enrolling as a new student.

Contact us

If you have a query about your application or the admissions process at Birkbeck, please contact the Student Advice Service