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, Theatre and Creative Writing at Birkbeck is well respected with an excellent reputation, both national and international. Our research is world-class. In the 2014 national Research Excellence Framework we achieved notable success, receiving 100% for a research environment conducive to producing research of the highest quality. The activities of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies are a significant factor in maintaining this outstanding research environment.

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.

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology is a centre of original and influential research, which was ranked 7th in the country in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise. 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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