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 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 75% of research in the School’s Department of English and Humanities was recognised as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, with 73% of the research in the College’s reconfigured Modern Languages group ranked in the same top two categories.

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).