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Birkbeck provides evening courses for postgraduate students, with most sessions running between 6pm and 9pm. It’s a favourite with people who want to study part-time to boost their career, but a third of postgraduate students take up courses on a full-time basis. It’s also a world-famous research centre - again, with programmes based around evening study. In fact they’re London’s only evening provider of higher education.

There are over 170 postgraduate courses to choose from, and 30% of their 10,000 students are in postgraduate study.

Students say:

“I would definitely recommend Birkbeck University, especially for their part-time studies. If you are interested in research, then I was really impressed with research methods as well as most of the other subjects given. I had a very good experience here.”

“Very knowledgeable, approachable and enthusiastic lecturers/tutors. Always willing to give you time for your ideas and concerns. The whole focus is on you as a developing student and helping you to progress in your studies”

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About the Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London is among the first few institutions in the UK to offer affordable university education to students and admit women as students. Established in 1823, Birkbeck became a part of the University of London in 1920. With more than 20 academic departments - Birkbeck offers a variety of postgraduate and doctoral programmes.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2016

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2016

This University

75% Part Time
25% Full Time

All universities (avg)

37% Part Time
63% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2016


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2016

9,680 Undergraduate
4,285 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2016


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Our Open Evenings are an excellent opportunity to find out how evening study at a world-class research and teaching institution can help you boost your career and progress your life goals. You will get the chance to hear more about our courses and support services, meet our staff and students and visit the campus. All ...

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