Birkbeck University of London


Location:  London UK University Ranking:  32
Number of students:  19,000 International Ranking:  150

Birkbeck University of London

Ranked in the top 150 of the World University Rankings (Times Higher Education Magazine 2012)

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. Birkbeck motto is In nocte consilium which translates to study by night. A global elite, top 150 institution, we encourage applications from students without traditional qualifications. Evening study allows students greater networking opportunities as many students come to Birkbeck with a great deal of industry experience and are currently working during the day.

Located in the heart of London, Birkbeck is conveniently only 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly circus and two minutes from the National Museum. Studying at Birkbeck has many advantages, students have access to facilities of all the colleges within the University of London, they have a strong alumni network that includes four Nobel prize winners and a former UK prime minister.

Subjects on offer

  • Business
  • Economics and Informatics
  • Environment and Development Studies
  • Film, Media and the Culture of Art
  • Law
  • Management
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Politics
  • Sciences


The University of London has eight halls of residence – known as Intercollegiate Halls – which are shared between the University’s Colleges and Institutes.

Accommodation within the halls ranges from single student rooms to family flats. They are all situated in Central London, close to the College campuses, and offer a positive setting for student life.

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