Birkbeck, University of London is a world-class research institution and is a constituent college of the University of London (UK). It is a member of The 1994 Group.

Birkbeck has the following schools and academic departments:
- School of Arts (English and Humanities; European Cultures and Languages; History of Art and Screen Media; Media and Cultural Studies; Iberian and Latin American Studies)
 - School of Business, Economics and Informatics (Computer Science and Information Systems; Economics, Mathematics and Statistics; Management; Organizational Psychology)
- School of Law
- School of Science (Biological Sciences; Earth and Planetary Sciences; Psychological Sciences)
- School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy (Applied Linguistics and Communication; Geography, Environment and Development Studies; History, Classics and Archaeology; Philosophy; Politics; Psychosocial Studies; Social Policy and Education)


- Placed in the top 25% of UK multi faculty HEIs (RAE 2008). It was placed in the top 5 nationally for the following submissions: Earth Sciences, Psychology, History, Classics and Archaeology and History of Art, Film and Visual Media.

- 46th out of 159 institutions in terms of Research Power (RAE 2008).

- Birkbeck College was ranked 403-510th in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2007.

- No. 1 in London for student satisfaction in multi-faculty Higher Education Institutions (National Student Survey 2007).

- More than 91% of academic staff have papers reviewed in the Research Assessment Exercise 2001. It was the highest rate for any multi-faculty institution in London and the 5th highest in the UK.

- Ranked 13th in The Guardian 2001 RAE league table and 26th by the Times Higher Education Supplement's equivalent 2001 RAE league table.

- Placed in the top 10 for research in the following subjects: English (1st), History (1st), History of Art (2nd), Philosophy (6th), Iberian and Latin American Languages (1st), Earth Sciences (4th), Law (9th), Economics and Econometrics (5th), and Politics and International Studies (5th), according to the Guardian 2001 RAE subject league tables.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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