Birkbeck, University of London
Birkbeck is recognised as being a ‘global elite’ university, ranking among the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide. Students from over 120 countries study with us.
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.
Birkbeck is proud to have a number of strategically important partnerships with some of the world’s leading universities.
All of Birkbeck’s international partnerships have been designed to allow the free exchange of ideas and to promote training for academic staff, whilst progression agreements have been articulated to allow overseas students to combine their studies with a degree at Birkbeck.
We know that financial issues are an important part of your decision about where to study. That is why we offer all our students flexible payment plans without any hidden administrative costs.
For most Master’s degrees, we require the equivalent of a UK Bachelor’s degree (class 2.1 or 2.2 with honours). You must also meet our minimum English language entry requirements.
for most MPhil/PhD degrees, we require the equivalent of a good UK Master’s degree.
As a Birkbeck graduate you have access to a range of regularly updated benefits and services.
To continue getting the most out of being a Birkbeck alumnus all you need to do is keep us informed of your current address by updating your details when you move and we will contact you with latest news, events, updates and offers.
Our evening teaching model gives Birkbeck students the opportunity to do part-time daytime work. Not only does this help you to manage your finances while you are studying, but also enable you to gain experience of the UK workplace and working practices.
Tier 4 (General) Student visa permits students to work with some restriction while studying in the UK. The restriction is stated in your visa which is normally one of the following:
However, if you are in the UK as a Student Visitor or Visitor, you are not permitted to work. This includes paid or unpaid work and work placement.
If your programme is degree-level or above, i.e. Bachelor’s or Master’s or Research degree, you are permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours per week during term-time. If your programme is below degree-level, e.g. Diploma in Law, you are permitted to work a maximum of 10 hours per week during term-time. However, you can work full-time during vacation.
Although as a student you can take most kinds of work, you must not:
You should understand that full-time study at Birkbeck is intensive. To be sure that your course work won’t suffer, please talk to your course tutor if you are thinking about working during your studies.