About the institution
Birkbeck is part of the University of London, having joined in 1920. It has a central London campus and a campus in Stratford, east London. The university teaches its degrees on weekday evenings (usually two to three evenings for part-time students and three to four evenings for full-time students). You can take a three, four or six year programme. Rosalind Franklin, a member of the team who discovered the molecular structure of DNA, worked as a research fellow at Birkbeck.