Birkbeck ranked 13th in the Guardian`s 2001 research evaluation exercise and 26th in the Corresponding Times Higher Education table. In the 2008 RAE results, Birkbeck ranked in the top 25% of British multicultural universities. The RAE assessed the quality of research in a number of subjects at 159 universities in the UK. Birkbeck submissions from geosciences, psychology, history, classical philology and archaeology, as well as art history, film and visual media, were evaluated among the top five at the national level. In REF2014, half of Birkbeck`s submissions were ranked among the top 20 nationally, and eight submissions received a 100% ranking for the research environment. 73% of Birkbeck`s searches were ranked as “world leaders” (4*) or “excellent internationally” (3*).  In the #REF2021 fiscal year, Birkbeck has consistently performed very well, with remarkable success in English language and literature, where Birkbeck ranked second nationally, and Art and Design, where Birkbeck ranked fourth nationally. Birkbeck, University of London is a world-class research and teaching institution ranked among the top 250 universities in the world in the Times Higher World University Rankings 2016-17. As a college of the University of London, Birkbeck awards internationally recognised qualifications to the University of London and offers a unique opportunity to study alongside London workers in the evenings. Birkbeck is located in the historic town of Bloomsbury, in the heart of the University of London city centre. Students from more than 120 countries study at Birkbeck, attracted by the vibrant university community and the opportunity to find part-time work while attending evening classes. Birkbeck offers a wide range of full-time bachelor`s degree courses at five schools (School of Arts, School of Business, Economics & Informatics, School of Science, School of Law and School of Social Sciences, History & Philosophy) and awards internationally recognised qualifications from the University of London.
International students can learn about the equivalence of qualifications to bbk.ac.uk/international and take advantage of various scholarship opportunities. Birkbeck students have a wide range of accommodation options, including University of London dormitories, private student accommodation and shared accommodation with other students. For more information on how to apply to study at Birkbeck as an international student, please email [email protected] “It is particularly gratifying to see that these rankings take into account the institutional reputation among employers. Permanent and extraordinary speakers include such personalities as Tom McCarthy, Colin MacCabe, Laura Mulvey, Steven Connor, Marina Warner, Juliet Mitchell, Stuart Hall, Roger Scruton, Salman Rushdie, Tilda Swinton and Slavoj Žižek. Its current president is Anthony Julius. Birkbeck, University of London is one of the most research-intensive universities in the world. As a college of the University of London, Birkbeck awards internationally recognised qualifications and offers students a unique opportunity to study alongside London workers in the evenings. Birkbeck is located in the historic town of Bloomsbury, in the heart of the University of London city centre. Students from more than 120 countries study at Birkbeck, attracted by the vibrant university community and the opportunity to find part-time work while attending evening classes. Birkbeck offers a wide range of full-time bachelor`s degree programs in five schools: The university consists of five schools that include a total of 19 different academic departments, which are: The new QA ranking tables show a good result for the college at the national level, with the subjects ranked in the top 25 nationally, including law, philosophy, linguistics, history, psychology and English language and literature. In 1907, Birkbeck`s name was shortened to “Birkbeck College”.
In 1913, an examination of the University of London (which had been restructured in 1900) successfully recommended that Birkbeck become a constituent college, although the outbreak of the First World War delayed this until 1920.  The Royal Charter was granted in 1926.  By 1858, Birkbeck had become a popular choice for students seeking a university education, but could not afford to study full-time. In 1885, Birkbeck moved to the Breams Building on Fetter Lane, where he remained for sixty-seven years.  Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, economist and co-founder of the London School of Economics and Political Science Research at Birkbeck, has a remarkable tradition. Physicist David Bohm, who made remarkable contributions to the theory of quantum mechanics, was Professor of Theoretical Physics from 1961 to 1987, Nobel Laureate Aaron Klug in the Department of Crystallography, Derek Barton at the Institute of Chemistry with the eminent physicist Roger Penrose and David Bohm at the Institute of Physics. Computer scientist Kathleen Booth wrote the first assembly language. Birkbeck is part of the Institute of Structural Molecular Biology, which includes the Bloomsbury Centre for Structural Biology, founded in 1998. It is a collaboration between birkbeck College and University College London and is a leading academic centre for the translation of gene sequences and the determination of protein structure and function.
It also includes the Bloomsbury Centre for Bioinformatics, a collaborative project between birkbeck College and University College London for research in bioinformatics, genomics, systems biology, GRID computing and text mining. Birkbeck expanded to East London in collaboration with the University of East London. The project is known as Birkbeck Stratford.  The campus was officially inaugurated in November 2013.  The university maintains ties with a number of universities around the world – including Shue Yan University in Hong Kong, Sao Paolo University and Columbia University in New York – that allow international students to combine their studies with a degree at Birkbeck. Birkbeck, University of London (formerly Birkbeck College, University of London), is a public research university in Bloomsbury, London, England, and a member institution of the Federal University of London. Founded in 1823 by its founder Sir George Birkbeck and his supporters Jeremy Bentham, J.C. Hobhouse and Henry Brougham, Birkbeck was founded as the London Mechanics` Institute and is one of the few universities specialising in evening higher education in the UK.