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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.

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By member1330995
On 20th March 18

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Most helpful review

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.

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By member1330995
On 20th March 18

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.

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. 12,915 students are enrolled at Birkbeck, University of London:

- 11,560 of these students come from the UK
- 665 come from other EU countries
- And 690 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2016/17)

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)


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 18
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th March 18

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th December 17

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!!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 12th October 17

Very dissapointed applied to study at Birbeck for introduction to politics and I've been sent round in circles ! Now it's too late to start the course! Seems very disorganised university with no support !

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th August 17

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".

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th July 16

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st July 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th July 15

Prestigious, very good lecturers in a great part of London, next to other universities.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th July 15

Excellent university, best location as it is centrally located. As Birkbeck is under University of London, you have to SOAS, UCL and other unis student bars and unions

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th July 15
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