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Guidance for prospective MPhil/PhD students

Birkbeck's Department of Politics offers a supportive and stimulating environment for MPhil/PhD researchers.

Building on nearly two centuries of radical thinking, we will encourage you to push the frontiers of politics, both as an academic discipline and as an arena for public engagement. Our MPhil/PhD researchers are working in multiple areas, including comparative politics, international relations, public policy and political theory. 

Our graduates excel in a variety of careers, including academic positions in leading universities in Europe and North America and in roles in government, international organisations and NGOs. 

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Our MPhil/PhD degrees

Start your research journey

Thinking of doing an MPhil/PhD? Check the following to find out more about studying in our department and making an application.