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Applying to Birkbeck, University of London
- Entry Requirements
112-127 UCAS Points
Average range for Birkbeck, University of London entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
- TEF Rating
More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.
- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning
- OPEN DAYS:
- 19th Nov
- TEACHING NOTES:
- Online learning and teaching will be available throughout the academic year, in addition, on-campus learning and teaching will be scheduled as and when possible, and facilities will be opening within the constraints of government guidance.
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. 11,390 students are enrolled at Birkbeck, University of London:
- 10,015 of these students come from the UK
- 690 come from other EU countries
- And 685 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2018/19)
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: 7th September 2020
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Birkbeck offers a different university experience from most other institutions across the UK. With lectures and seminars being held in the evening (between 6pm-9pm) for most, if not all, courses, this University of London college offers students the ability to begin or continue working whilst balancing studies. For me, I have been able to gain significant work experience in various sectors, including the sector which I wish to build a long-term career, ahead of graduation. The Bloomsbury campus is fairly close-knit, so expect to bump into classmates who are using the library, Perch Café, the 5th Floor Restaurant, or the George pub. However, I encourage Birkbeck students that live around East London to pay a visit to the Stratford Campus, which Birkbeck shares with the University of East London, as it is usually quiet and can sometimes be more convenient to reach than always travelling to Bloomsbury. Be sure to take advantage of intercollegiate University of London sports clubs!
As a past student, this review is for the MSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology, at Birkbeck College, London, written in the hope to discourage prospective students from wasting their money with this so-called University. Simply put, Birkeck is a money-driven non-educational institution, whose ruthless marketing team will lure into paying in for low-quality teaching and zero work prospects. If you are thinking of joining this course, think twice. The course is overtly theory-based, taught by researchers with very little interest in your learning, as they are mostly concerned about a) progressing their academic career b) disseminating research for their own reputation. But what about the paying students? No one cares, I can tell you that. Their so-called course tutoring is non-existent, with very little academic support offered to students and no encouragement to excel whatsoever. They are clueless about the meaning of education, of duty of care towards students.
This Birkbeck university is a joke, full of teachers not qualified, with no expertise in the field barely can speak English and they mark as they are experts. Plus not only the teachers are incompetents but the whole institution, have you ever heard any teacher saying to a student:"good that is a pass", very supportive, this got to be dump right? Do not waste your time applying to this university.
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.