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Birkbeck, part of the University of London, offers nearly 300 taught and research postgraduate programmes across arts and humanities, business and economics, law, science and social science. As an evening teaching specialist, Birkbeck offers its taught postgrad courses between 6-9pm, with some courses available through distance learning. As with undergraduate courses, postgrads can study full-time or part-time.

Home to 44 research and specialist institutes, Birkbeck is the sixth largest provider of taught postgrad courses for UK and EU students - some 30% of its 12,000-plus students are on postgrad programmes. Around 90% of its academics are active in research, and many are renowned in their fields.

With world-class research resources such as the British Museum and British Library right on its doorstep, Birkbeck offers postgraduates an exciting and intellectually challenging research environment.

Birkbeck came 13th in the postgraduate category of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

Students say:

“Impressive”

“In depth lectures and interesting seminars very professional staff”

“Birkbeck university helped me to identify what I really want for my future career”

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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

82%

UK students

18%

Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2016

9,680 Undergraduate
4,285 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2016

18%

School leavers

82%

Mature students

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Next open day

WEDNESDAY
22nd

NOV2017

Postgraduate open day

You will have the opportunity to attend a welcome talk, a subject talk or taster session with your department of choice, as well as a student life talk and interactive session with current students.

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