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Birkbeck University of London

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Quick facts:

  • Member of the prestigious University of London
  • Work during the day and study in the evenings
  • Possibility of admission post Bac+2

Birkbeck University is part of the prestigious University of London, a federation of high-quality colleges and institutions including UCL, LSE, King’s College and Imperial amongst many more. Birkbeck University is particularly renowned for its research departments but also for its unique status: it is the only university to offer degree programs exclusively taught during evening classes. An ideal option for those combining work and studies.

Benefits of Evening Study at Birkbeck

Students and academic staff discuss the benefits of studying in the evening at Birkbeck, University of London.

A high-end English university with evening classes

Birkbeck is a truly international university: 69% of its undergraduate students are actually foreign students, coming from 120 different countries.

Founded in 1823, Birkbeck is located in the historical neighbourhood of Bloomsbury. The campus is joined to that of the University College London and of the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Among former students of Birkbeck University there are four Nobel Prize winners, a British Prime Minister, but also the actress Daisy Ridley, the new heroine of the Star Wars films. The Art school and the English and Literature departments are located in the former residence of author Virginia Woolf.

Beyond hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the University of Birkbeck also counts various student societies. The most popular are the football society and the university’s newspaper called The Lamp and Owl.


Courses and specialties

The Birkbeck University is particularly renowned for its department of Art and Humanities, as well as for its department of Social Sciences and Management. The most sought-after programs are: philosophy, literature, history, geography, modern languages, psychology, law, linguistics, and education. In total, the school has eight different schools: Arts, Business, Economics and Informatics, Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, History and Philosophy. Tuition fees at the Birkbeck University are usually £9,250 per year but can vary according to programmes.


Life and studies in London

London is the arts and business capital, offering excellent networking opportunities as well as internships and jobs. London is also a historical city, equipped with a number of tourist and cultural attractions. London is renowned for its nightlife and unrivalled music scene.

Students from Birkbeck University have access to the University of London international student halls. Prices vary depending on the location and the type of room. Prices are around £180 per week for a room.

Students are also able to also look for a flat share. Birkbeck’s accommodation office is here to assist students as they search for accommodation in London.

Birkbeck University presents a real advantage for people wishing to combine high-quality education with a part-time job or an internship.


Apply to Birkbeck University

Applications and admissions to Birkbeck University are made through UCAS. Study Experience is specialised in supporting and helping international students through the UCAS application process.

The deadline for applications is usually on January 15th of each year for entry in September. Joining the university in the second semester (usually in January) is possible but extremley rare. Complete applications must include; a CV, a translated Baccalaureate transcript, IELTS results, and a personal statement. The Study Experience team assists students in the writing of their personal statement and directs them towards the most relevant IELTS preparation program according to their level and needs. Regarding English entry requirements, Birkbeck University requests a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS exam and a minimum average of 12/20 in the baccalaureate.

For more information about this university, contact a member of the Study Experience team now.


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