Birkbeck, University of London

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Intake Periods September 2024

About Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck is a truly international place: students from over 120 countries join Birkbeck every year, our staff come from across the globe, and our researchers are collaborating with universities, governments, healthcare agencies and businesses worldwide.

Life at Birkbeck goes beyond the classroom. Throughout the year, we offer our international students the opportunity to take part in extracurricular activities ranging from online Pilates and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes to London tours and day trips.

We are proud of being in the top 350 research-intensive universities in the world and part of the prestigious University of London.

At Birkbeck, you will be taught and supervised by renowned academics, and you will join a vibrant community of enthusiastic learners and pioneering researchers. As well as pursuing trailblazing research, our lecturers actively engage with the world as expert practitioners in biomedicine, finance, journalism, literature, media and myriad other fields.

But we also offer something special. Students from over 120 countries study with us, so you’ll find yourself surrounded by committed enthusiastic students from all backgrounds, careers and cultures, ages from 18 to 80 plus.

There are working professionals, keen to improve their chance of promotion or to change direction in their careers; successful graduates, eager to start work while gaining qualifications to stand out in the job market; early career researchers, seeking to push back the boundaries of knowledge; and the intellectually curious who just want to follow a passion for their subject.

You’ll not only learn the latest theory from leading academics, but will also discuss how that theory relates to the workplace and to the wider world. Join them and start building your future while studying at the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities.

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Fengzhi Zhao
China, PhD Applied Linguistics


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China, MPhil Applied Linguistics

Birkbeck, University of London Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Classics and Ancient History, Counselling, Creative Media, Creative Writing, Criminology, Design and Crafts, Early Years Education, Economics, Education, English and Creative Writing, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Geography and Environmental Studies, Health and Social Care, History, Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism, International Relations, Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations, Languages, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Media Studies, Mental Health, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Science, Sociology, Sports and fitness, Statistics

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