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Department of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London

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Postgraduate Support Scheme for final-year Birkbeck undergraduates (full-time)

We are pleased to announce that, for October 2015 entry, Birkbeck has a limited number of new £10,000 postgraduate scholarships. If you need any help with this, please get in touch.

High-quality research

Our thriving research environment is fed by a rich diet of visiting fellows, guest lectures, workshops, seminars and conferences.

National Student Survey

Have your say in the National Student Survey: If you are in your final year of an undergraduate course, we want to hear from you.

Promoting Employability for Politics Students

An exciting project to offer participating students a range of opportunities to consider and discuss with professionals on how to develop their careers.

Queen's Speech

Dr Ben Worthy from Birkbeck’s Department of Politics looks at the issues around the 2015 Queen’s Speech

SPACE: The Mean Streets of Naples and Mumbai

The Department of Politics is running a one-off event on politics and literature as part of its SPACE (Seminars on Politics, Art, Culture and Entertainment) series.

Who could win the election?

Birkbeck academics crunch the numbers to see if they can see what the (very) near future holds.

Birkbeck hosts this year’s International Association of Political Science Students World Congress

An international conference organised by the IAPSS is being hosted at Birkbeck this week.