The College

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Founded in 1823, Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. A global elite, top 200 institution, the College encourages applications from students without traditional qualifications. Read more about Birkbeck’s history.

The Birkbeck Sport Business Centre is based within the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, in the Department of Management. The Department celebrated the 20th anniversary of its foundation in 2012 and is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Read more about the Department of Management.

Around 18,000 students study at Birkbeck every year. Historically the College has had as its core mission the provision of part-time degree education to working people. However, over the last 20 years it has developed a large full-time postgraduate programme provision, and has recently started to recruit full-time undergraduate students. The historic roots of Birkbeck mean that most teaching provision takes place in the evening from Monday to Friday, 6pm to 9pm.