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Malet Street
United Kingdom

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and Ƶ's only specialist provider of evening higher education – which means students can balance studying with work, family and other commitments.

Birkbeck was founded in 1823 and joined the Ƶ in 1920. Because Birkbeck lectures are in the evening, many students work, intern or volunteer during the day, making them better placed to get ahead in a competitive job market.

Birkbeck also offers exceptional career development through its . Students are recognised and highly valued by employers for their maturity, independent-mindedness, focus and determination.

Over 90 per cent of Birkbeck academics are research-active and many are renowned experts in their fields.

Programmes are offered across the humanities, social sciences, business, law and science.

Undergraduate students can complete in 3, 4 or 6 years, at a pace that suits them. Applications are encouraged from students without traditional qualifications and a wide range of programmes are offered to suit every entry level, with many bursaries and scholarships on offer.

The main campus is located in the heart of Bloomsbury, surrounded by world-famous museums and galleries with the West End, Soho, Covent Garden and King’s Cross on your doorstep.

Courses with academic direction from Birkbeck

Short course

Applied Machine Learning

This module focuses more on the practical techniques and methods with Python and Scikit-Learn than on the theories or statistics behind these methods.
Short course

Company law

A vital module for anyone intending to operate in a commercial field (credit bearing).
MSc, PGDip and PGCert

MSc Computer Science

This master's degree provides students with in-demand digital skills and a formal qualification in computer science.
Short course

Consumer and buyer behaviour

This module examines research and theory about issues relating to consumer/buyer behaviour, and its application to marketing management.
Short course

Employment Law

This module introduces students to theory and methods in the comparative analysis of employment relations (credit bearing).
Short course

Global food systems and health

This module offers students approaches to examine food systems and health and how these can be managed sustainably.
MSc and PGDip

MSc Human Resource Management

Deepen your understanding of Human Resource Management and its role in the organisational psychology of modern workplaces.
Short course

Introduction to philosophy

This course introduces the methods and content of philosophy by considering some of the central problems that arise within the subject (credit bearing).
Short course


This module is concerned with different approaches to managing and leading people at work (credit bearing).
Short course

Leading and developing people

This module enables students to develop a critical understanding of the strategic concept of human resource development (credit bearing).
Short course

Learning and development

On this module, we aim to explore the meaning of training and development (credit bearing).
Short course

Life career development

This module reflects how significant careers have become as the world has become more complex (credit bearing).
MSc, PGDip and PGCert

MSc Marketing

Develop the skills in strategic and tactical marketing decision-making with this master's degree, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
Short course

Marketing research and analytics

Presenting a dynamic analysis of the fundamental methods, developments and debates in the wider field of marketing research and approaches to analytics.
MSc and PGDip

MSc Organizational Psychology

Build your knowledge of psychological theories that can be applied to the workplace, from selection and assessment to motivation, wellbeing and leadership.
BA, CertHE and DipHE

BA Philosophy

Study a range of philosophical works from the classical past to present day and improve your powers of reasoning and argument with this bachelor's degree.
Short course

Professional development and learning

This module​ allows you to examine your own self-development and learning while critically analysing key conceptual frameworks (credit bearing).
Short course

Selection and assessment

The module is designed to provide an introduction to key techniques for selection and assessment at work (credit bearing).
Short course

Strategic marketing management

This module is designed to advance knowledge and enhance skills in strategic marketing decision making and the development of marketing plans.
Short course

Waste and pollution

This module explores the causes and impacts of waste and pollution, examining risks to terrestrial, aquatic and marine environments, humans and other organisms.
Short course

Water and energy resources

This module introduces students to water and energy resources, the main challenges associated with their use, and how they can be managed in a sustainable way.
Short course

Work and well-being

This module examines the role and respective interplay between psychological, social and organisational aspects of working (credit bearing).