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- Entry Requirements:
112-127 UCAS Points
Average range for Birkbeck, University of London entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
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Birkbeck, University of London Reputation
Birkbeck, University of London is located in West London, Bloomsbury. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 11,940 students are enrolled at Birkbeck, University of London:
- 10,580 of these students come from the UK
- 650 come from other EU countries
- And 710 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2017/18)
The graduate outcomes for Birkbeck, University of London show that six months after leaving university, 91% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Birkbeck, University of London is £24,000 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
Updated: 23rd September 2019
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I have had a very good experience of this university found all lectures to be helpful and supportive and have recently completed my CertHe in Psychology. Wanted to go direct to year 2 of the BSc Psychology but 3 eves was too much for me with juggling work and children but am able to use my CertHe to other universities
This university is perfect for anyone career oriented, and looking for well balanced life. They have an in-house career service which has workshops and helps you find jobs. The lecturers are all great and very flexible and understanding.
Journalism & Foreign Language (Japanese), BA-Full Time 3 years course is extremely good and can recommend for everyone, although it seems that not every teacher is as good and as amazingly fun as my Journalism teachers and Japanese teacher. I hear that some friends get teachers that aren't really qualified for some of their courses and are a bit boring.
Teaching was very mixed, some excellent professors and some truly abysmal ones. Service for distance learning is very, very poor as no use of any modern technology just live videotaping of the lecture including breaks, interruptions and everything. It to some unexplained technical issue it took months for me to get access to course materials by which point I was behind in the course and, like another commentator, just sent round in circles every time I tried to fix the situation. Evening study is a great opportunity but frankly I wish more universities did it so that those who need it don't get stuck with Birkbeck!!
Overall, quite disappointing. There is a great lack of organisation and support, which can significantly affect one's performance over their first year of university. Most of the time, I felt like I was left completely alone: criteria for assessment remained mostly unclear, what lecturers actually required always changed and, of most importance, some of them were not even qualified - it is enough to mention Foundations of Modern Psychology lecturer (NB: core module!) used to start by saying "Guys, I am not familiar with the topic so I can sum it up but you'll have to look it up yourselves.... haha!". There were 2 lecturers - consequently 2 modules - who were absolutely amazing in everything they did, which allowed me to enhance my knowledge and actually learn something over the year and am thankful for this. Eventually, some of my marks were reduced due to moderators revising past exams: the sole explanation given to me was "it is an academic decision and no one can influence it".
Part of the prestigious University of London, Birkbeck awards University of London degrees. So, upon graduation, you will receive an internationally respected qualification from a renowned institution. Birkbeck has a very strong research reputation across a wide range of disciplines. This feeds directly into its taught programmes, both undergrad and postgrad. Furthermore, with flexible study options, a diverse population of interesting and motivated students across a wide age range, and a great location, Birkbeck offers a unique academic opportunity.