Birkbeck is different: our classes are held in the evening so your days are free - to study, work, volunteer or just do your own thing. We know the conventional university model isn’t right for everyone. Our evening teaching gives people who care about their future something special: the opportunity to study at a world class, research-intensive university and progress their life goals at the same time. With a global reputation for high quality research and teaching, Birkbeck is part of the prestigious University of London, alongside University College London, King’s College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science, among others. With over 40 postgraduate programmes starting in October, now is the perfect time to take the first step towards gaining a University of London qualification at Birkbeck. Online application and further information are available through our department websites, or come along and meet our staff at our next School Open Evening.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Provide part-time higher education courses which meet the changing educational, cultural, personal and career needs of adults.
  • Enable adult students from diverse social and educational backgrounds to participate in our courses.
  • Maintain and develop excellence in research and provide the highest quality research training in all our subject areas.



On the evening of 11 November 1823, around 2000 people flocked to the Crown and Anchor Tavern on the Strand to witness Dr George Birkbeck and his supporters, including Jeremy Bentham, JC Hobhouse MP and H Brougham MP, discuss education for the working men of London.


Transform your future at Birkbeck

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution – and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. Our evening taught courses enable our students to combine university study with work so you can earn while you learn.

The School of Business, Economics & Informatics is Birkbeck’s largest school with vibrant course offerings in four subject specific departments:
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Economics, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Management
  • Organizational Psychology
Student loans are available now for postgraduate students to help you achieve your academic ambition.


Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.


At Birkbeck, our students come away with more than just a qualification. We offer mentoring and network opportunities to help transform your career prospects. Our innovative career mentoring scheme involves mentors from a range of industries, including corporate partnership arrangements. And our networks include Birkbeck alumni, many of whom work in the capital and pass on their experience to the next generation through mentoring.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (48)
Social Sciences (42)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics!


Student services

There are hot and cold drinks machines in the basement of the Clore Management Centre. There are also catering services in the main Birkbeck Building in Malet Street. The Snack Bar, serving light snacks and drinks, and the Students’ Union Bar are located on the fourth floor, and there is a canteen on the fifth floor (check the menu for the canteen).

Housing services

There are several options for you to choose from when it comes to where you would like to live while you are studying at Birkbeck. While the majority of our students decide to live in private accommodation, we also have places available in University of London intercollegiate halls and an agreement with UNITE, a specialist provider of student accommodation, which entitles full-time Birkbeck students to apply for places within their halls of residence.

Library services

These resource guides include:

  • How to find books, journals and other material for your subject
  • Which databases and other online resources are useful for your subject
  • Which other libraries may have material of interest
  • How to contact your subject librarian, and more

ICT services

ITS is an academic service department responsible for the central communications and IT infrastructure of the College. It provides a wide range of network services to support the teaching & learning, research and administrative activities of College staff and students.

Medical services

Medical services

  • Doctor’s appointments. If you need to see a doctor, you should make an appointment
  • Open Clinics. These are held between 9.15am and 10.30am Monday to Friday and do not require an appointment.
  • Nursing Sisters’ clinic. These are held every day from 9.15am to 10.30am and from 2.30pm to 4.00pm. You can attend these without an appointment.

Student Life

Sports facilities

As a student at Birkbeck, you can join the Energybase Health and Fitness Club at the University of London Union, next door to Birkbeck in central London, at the student rate.

Membership of Energybase includes unlimited use of the fitness suite, swimming pool - the largest swimming pool in central London - and classes. Fully qualified instructors also carry out inductions, fitness testing and programmes at no extra cost. In order to join, you need to become a member of ULU.

Student clubs

  • Birkbeck Students' Union clubs and societies: In any given year there are around 20 active clubs and societies at Birkbeck, some of which have been going for years.
  • ULU clubs and societies: ULU, right next to Birkbeck in central London, also offers you the chance to get involved with a wide range of clubs and societies, from singing and dancing to martial arts and water polo. In order to join, you need to join ULU as a member.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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Other Degrees

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