Birkbeck, University of London

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. A global elite, top 150 institution, we encourage applications from students without traditional qualifications.

The Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck is well respected with an excellent reputation, both national and international. Our research is world-class. In the 2008 national Research Assessment Exercise, we achieved notable success, with 90% of our research being deemed of ‘quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour’, 35% of which was declared to be ‘world-leading’.

The Department of History of Art has a long-standing reputation of developing high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate courses that meet students’ interests and professional needs, delivered by  staff engaged in a fascinating range of research projects regularly funded by research bodies including the AHRC and the Leverhulme Trust. In 2008, the RAE formally recognised the quality of our research, and we have been ranked 12th out of 30 UK universities (find out more about our RAE results).

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology is a centre of original and influential research: our consistently strong performance in the RAE places the Department among the top five in the UK. Our academic staff are renowned internationally as authorities in their field and deliver stimulating teaching programmes at all levels of study.


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