Birkbeck, University of London, is an excellent place to study architecture in cultural and historical context with internationally recognised scholars in the field.

Postgraduate Research

MPhil/PhD History of Art

Staff supervise MPhil/PhD students working in a wide range of areas, from medieval urbanism to post-WWII architecture and politics. For more information see Research Students.

MPhil/PhD Film and Screen Media

Staff supervise MPhil/PhD students working in areas such as urban screens, political communication in the city, gentrification, smart cities/urban computing, and architecture and digital technology. For more information see Research Students.

Postgraduate Taught

MA History of Art

Within our MA History of Art, there is scope to study architectural, design and urban history from a range of periods. Taught options include:

Archaeological Architecture

Gothic in England: Architecture, Liturgy and Identity 1170-1360

Rome: Place, Continuity and Memory

Art Nouveau: Art, Design and Modernity in Paris, 1888-1914

Modernism and Decoration: Paris 1900-1939

Gender, Modernity and the City

Space and Politics in Modernity

This is Tomorrow: Architecture and Modernity in Britain and its Empire 1930- 1960

Independent research elements – the Research Project (6000 words), and Dissertation (15,000 words) – can focus on any element of architecture, landscape, design and urban history on which our teaching staff can provide supervision


MA Film, Television and Screen Media

MA Journalism

MA Arts Policy and Management

Within the MA programmes offered by the Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies students explore issues related to urban culture and politics, public art, representations of the city in film, and urban digital technologies and industries. Taught options include:

Digital Culture

Cultures of Globalisation

Art in the Public Realm

Cultural Memory / Memory Cultures

London Screen History

Film Festivals