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Since its foundation in 1823, Birkbeck has built a world-class reputation for excellence in research output and teaching quality, with a large and active research community.
Students are taught across 19 departments located in one of five schools:
Business, Economics and Informatics
Social Science, History and Philosophy
The university hosts more than 40 specialist research centres, working across its schools and departments, encouraging multi-disciplinary collaboration and peer-reviewed publication. Birkbeck has been highly commended in the latest Research Excellence Framework in 2014, which placed it 30th in the UK for research output, with 73% of its research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. At least half of Birkbeck’s submissions placed within the top 20 nationwide, with a particularly high ranking of 5th in the UK for Psychological Sciences, 6th in Earth and Environmental Sciences and 11th in Biological Sciences.