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3.77 / 5 from 58 verified student reviews

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I feel that the negative reviews come from those with the wrong expectations of Birkbeck going in to the course. How on earth can you slate the facilities and societies when you have access to all that UCL has to offer, should you be willing to enquire? You also have a second campus in Stratford, should you live in east London. The course is catered for those with busy lives, and those looking to progress in their career. For this reason, Birkbeck has a huge advantage over other uni's for older students who are career orientated. They help you find jobs, with regular workshops and opportunities to meet those in a wide range of careers. Your day is free to intern/ volunteer/ gain work experience which is a rare luxury at university.

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On 9th September 22
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Birkbeck, University of London Ranking


University of Greenwich #1
University of Cambridge #2
The University of Sheffield #3
University of Birmingham #4
University College London (UCL) #5
University of St Andrews #6
Ulster University #7
University of Glasgow #8
University of Bristol #9
University of Exeter #10

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Birkbeck, University of London Hall Rankings


Elizabeth Croll House #1
Somerset Court #2
Camden Hawley Crescent #3
Portobello Garrow House #4
Angel Lane #5
Moonraker Point #6
Glassyard Building #7
Hayloft Point #8
Vega #9
Sidney Webb House #10

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3.77 / 5 from 58 verified student reviews

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I feel that the negative reviews come from those with the wrong expectations of Birkbeck going in to the course. How on earth can you slate the facilities and societies when you have access to all that UCL has to offer, should you be willing to enquire? You also have a second campus in Stratford, should you live in east London. The course is catered for those with busy lives, and those looking to progress in their career. For this reason, Birkbeck has a huge advantage over other uni's for older students who are career orientated. They help you find jobs, with regular workshops and opportunities to meet those in a wide range of careers. Your day is free to intern/ volunteer/ gain work experience which is a rare luxury at university.

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member884208 On 14th April 23 verified Verified student

BBK has good facilities available to students with a lecturers providing quality lectures and support out of lectures which is a bonus. Because it’s an evening university, we don’t get as many events as other unis but that’s a choice we make.

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member776177 On 26th January 23 verified Verified student

location is good uni is not good not bad

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1171451 On 9th September 22 verified Verified student

I feel that the negative reviews come from those with the wrong expectations of Birkbeck going in to the course. How on earth can you slate the facilities and societies when you have access to all that UCL has to offer, should you be willing to enquire? You also have a second campus in Stratford, should you live in east London. The course is catered for those with busy lives, and those looking to progress in their career. For this reason, Birkbeck has a huge advantage over other uni's for older students who are career orientated. They help you find jobs, with regular workshops and opportunities to meet those in a wide range of careers. Your day is free to intern/ volunteer/ gain work experience which is a rare luxury at university.

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Student Review: 3.8 /5
By member1067532 On 24th March 22 verified Verified student

Good and very helpful the staff are always willing to help

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member1266894 On 4th March 22 verified Verified student

It’s a beautiful university. I love it

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member1166844 On 3rd March 22 verified Verified student

Hult is an international and accepting university for those very entrepreneurial mindes

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Student Review: 4 /5
By Em21 On 27th July 21 verified Verified student

I had an excellent experience at Birkbeck despite studying the last 2 years of my degree online. However, the teacher were always there to help. teaching is very good too.

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Student Review: 2.2 /5
By Hellios On 21st June 21 verified Verified student

At first glance, Birkbeck appears to be a fantastic place to study. This, however, is quickly ironed out during the study experience. The library staff is a mixed bag: depending on the day, you can get extremely helpful people or none at all. Some students frequently occupy entire library rooms to eat fast food and speak loudly. The student union is more concerned with gaining woke points than with providing practical assistance to students. They held a "communist club" for students :( In terms of the humanities, BBK is particularly woke and retrograde at the moment. On my course, I have tutors who censor themselves as well as those who are militantly promoting radical left viewpoints and defending these ideologies. Many students in my class do not challenge them because these teachers become defensive or completely change the subject. One example of a limited narrative is art history. They also leave phd students to conduct the seminars: all of these students were ineffective.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member458488 On 30th May 21 verified Verified student

Central location, amazing course options and very supportive

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member558517 On 30th May 21 verified Verified student

Amazing location and such a fun student life!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member958932 On 26th May 21 verified Verified student

Really enjoying my course and the flexibility of studying part time.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1058822 On 25th May 21 verified Verified student

I am a BSc in computing student in Birkbeck. Birkbeck helped to fulfil my academic life. This university organised well while the COVID-19 pandemic and they did delivered standard education through online. tutors are really helpful people as well. I will tell proudly that I finished my degree in Birkbeck!

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member1052745 On 2nd December 20

Did a postgraduate degree there. The careers service, at that time, helped me out with my CV and thanks to them I started an internship the same year at Publicis Media and was able to carry on as a full-time employee thanks to their evening classes. Very good experience.

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member650554 On 17th August 20

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!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member649866 On 20th July 20

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.

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By Mark Seymour On 14th May 20

One of the best places in London to study philosophy, with a robust and extremely intelligent faculty

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member945304 On 6th February 20

Its a good university for 1st year .

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member444967 On 24th January 20

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member443282 On 7th November 19

Amazing university and place to study at.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1142879 On 23rd October 19

Which is the best universty in london i recomended for every one

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1041772 On 25th August 19

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

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1340486 On 18th July 19

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.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member640441 On 16th July 19

Amazing experience with helpful staff and friendly environment!! Best uni in London

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1330995 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: 2.6 /5
By member929281 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 member1128747 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 member927729 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 member823314 On 26th July 16 verified Verified student

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: 4.6 /5
By member911177 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 member1211166 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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