Today, Birkbeck's aim is still much the same as it was all those years ago. They continue to meet the changing educational, cultural,
Online PR News – 12-September-2015 – Bloomsbury – London, UK - Birkbeck is a leading research and teaching institution. A part of the University of London, it is the city's only provider of evening higher education.
Part of Birkbeck's offering are the life sciences courses for subjects allied to medicine. Students that complete them achieve a Certificate in Higher Education (HE). Those students have a big reason to celebrate their success in those courses. That's because they can enjoy the choice of a broad range of degree offers afterwards!
Birkbeck also has something to celebrate too. They have seen a record number of students completing those courses! Students from London and beyond are flocking to enrol in those HE courses.
But, what is it about Birbeck and their Life Sciences courses that make them such a hit?
Part time, one and two-year Life Sciences courses
Perhaps the biggest selling point of the institution's Life Sciences courses is their flexibility. The one-year course requires attendance of just two afternoons or evenings each week. And just three Saturdays are all that's needed for specific modules. The two-year course only needs commitment of one afternoon or evening each week.
The perfect foundation for Life Sciences degrees
Birkbeck's Life Sciences courses offer the chance to learn the right knowledge and skills. They allow students to progress to degree study in the life sciences. Those that complete the courses also go on to study degree subjects allied to medicine.
The institution has found that many students go on to study many diverse degree subjects. Examples include nutrition, neuroscience, pharmacy and biomedicine.
Life Sciences courses are ideal for personal development
Of course, Birkbeck's Life Sciences courses aren't just springboards for degrees. Many students also complete them to develop further their research skills.
The courses give students a fascinating insight into biological, cellular and molecular worlds. It allows them to question and learn about their underlying chemical functions.
Birkbeck students are more likely to gain graduate employment
An interesting fact about Birkbeck's students is they are more likely to get a graduate job. That's in comparison to people attending other London universities.
The results come after a study conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). That's good news for Life Sciences students, as it means they will find it easier to land their dream job.
The institution can trace its roots back to the early 19th century. It was set up by Dr. George Birkbeck and his supporters back in 1823 with one primary role in mind. They offered those that couldn't afford full-time study a university education. It was a radical vision at the time, but one that has received immense support and acclaim.
In fact, by 1858, Birkbeck became the first choice for part-time students in London. In 1920, the institution became a part of the University of London.
Today, Birkbeck's aim is still much the same as it was all those years ago. They continue to meet the changing educational, cultural, personal and career needs of people. Their flexible part-time courses offer many the chance to progress their higher education.
For more information, contact:
Life Sciences Programme Office
Birkbeck, University of London
School of Science
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7631 6668 or 0207 631 6623