Birkbeck, University of London is recognised as being a ‘global elite’ university, ranking among the top 200 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010. We were also among five universities shortlisted for the Times Higher Education University of Year award 2010.
Birkbeck, University of London is ranked 23rd in the UK and 152nd in the world in the 2010 Times World University Rankings. Shortlisted, as one of five universities, for the 2010 Times Higher Education University of the Year award. Birkbeck, University of London teaching quality is consistently ranked number one in the UK National Student Surveys.
As a college of the University of London, Birkbeck, University of London awards internationally respected University of London qualifications. Birkbeck, University of London students also benefit from teaching that is directly informed by their outstanding research. Birkbeck, University of London is a world-class research and teaching institution and a vibrant centre of academic excellence. Over 90% of Birkbeck academics are research active, and many are renowned experts in their fields. The quality of Birkbeck’s research base is reflected in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise:
Birkbeck, University of London was ranked in the top 25% of UK multi-faculty institutions.
Research in 11 subject areas is rated as ‘internationally excellent’ and ‘world leading’ ranked in the top 10 departments in the UK for Earth Sciences; Psychology; History, Classics and Archaeology; History of Art, Film and Visual Media; and Iberian and Latin American Studies. As a research student at Birkbeck you will benefit from:
flexibility: you decide the hours you wish to study, whether by day, by evening, or both expert supervision: you will be supported by academic staff who are renowned experts in their field a stimulating intellectual environment: over 90% of our academics are research-active – the highest rate for any multi-faculty institution in London outstanding support: the Graduate Research School arranges activities and events that enable students to meet students from other departments in an academic setting.