Birkbeck, University of London
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- A number of organisations offer accommodation scholarships for which Birkbeck students are eligible.
- Goodenough House is a postgraduate-only hall of residence located minutes away from Birkbeck's Bloomsbury campus, which offers a number of scholarships to students residing in the hall.
The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.
|Type of Course||Taught Postgraduate|
- Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
- Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
- Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
- Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.
Bursaries and Scholarships
- Birkbeck offers a limited number of bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate and mature students, supported by generous donations from alumni and organisations supportive of Birkbeck's mission.
- A 10% discount on tuition fees is available to Birkbeck alumni who have completed an undergraduate degree and are enrolling on any MA, MSc, LLM and MRes degree, starting in the autumn.
- 10% discounts on fees are available for members of a union recognised by the Trades Union Congress.
- Please refer to the college website for further details of financial support along with application forms.
- Birkbeck offers over 200 postgraduate courses in arts and humanities, business and economics, law, science and social science.
- Home to 44 research and specialist institutes, Birkbeck has an intellectually challenging and exciting research environment; more than 90% of academics are actively involved in research.
- Birkbeck is committed to supporting postdoctoral and early career fellowships, and is keen to consider applications from suitable PhD students and early career researchers of post-doctoral standing, whether or not they have a current affiliation with the College.
- Entry requirements differ from course to course.
What do Postgraduate Students Study?
4,045 postgraduate students in 2015–16:
Mode of study
- Full Time 23%
- Part Time 77%
- UK 83%
- EU 7%
- Other 10%
Numbers of Students by Subject Area
|Business & administrative studies||50||810||860|
|Historical & philosophical studies||170||410||585|
|Mass communications & documentation||20||100||120|
|Creative arts & design||5||115||120|
|Subjects allied to medicine||0||50||50|
|Engineering & technology||5||5||10|
Figures are rounded to the nearest five.