Birkbeck, University of London

United Kingdom

Why choose study in United Kingdom

Easy to research
It’s easy to research the right course for you by visiting the UCAS website. Everyone who goes to has access to the Course Search database containing details of around 38,000 courses from archaeology to zoology.

Studying in the UK will help you develop excellent language skills
The English language is of crucial importance in today’s global business arena. (Most UK universities offer language support to international students but institutions have their own criteria for the level of English that students need to master.) The cultural diversity of life in British higher education is unrivalled
From cosmopolitan cities like London, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow, to historic counties like Warwickshire and Yorkshire, the UK is a place of contrasts and culture, where ancient buildings sit alongside contemporary architecture.

Short undergraduate and postgraduate courses
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK tend to be shorter than in other countries which can help to keep the cost of tuition fees and living expenses down. Most undergraduate courses take three years to complete, although in Scotland it would be typically four years and postgraduate courses can be from one year upwards.

Work flexibility
Typically, international students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during holidays. If you are from an EU country, there will be even more flexibility. Full details about the conditions for working are on the UK Border Agency website and also on the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website.

University Overview


Since 1823, the Birkbeck University of London has been offering higher education for students. Located in the Bloomsbury area of Central London, Birkbeck University is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London is only specialist provider of evening higher education. The University also offers various online postgraduate programmes for students across the world, apart from full-time postgraduate studies. Over 19,000 students enrol every year. The four Faculties at the University include: The Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Lifelong Learning, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Social Sciences.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 308

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 301

Overall Cost of Living


Campus Accomodation


Overall Cost of Living Value

£ 13.000

Campus Accomodation Value

£ 8.840

Overall Review

Overall Experience : 5 / 5

Admission Process : 5 / 5

Scholarships : 5 / 5

Study Experience : 5 / 5

Life Experience : 5 / 5

Job Prospects : 5 / 5

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