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Department of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London

Welcome to the Department of Politics

Orientation information for new students

Alicia Caley, BA Global Politics and International Relations

'My undergraduate degree has really stretched my ambitions. I never would have dreamed I would do a Masters.'

High-quality research

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

Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life

A research centre based in the Department of Politics, the CSBPPL hosts a regular schedule of lectures, seminars and debates.

Video: Eric Kaufmann's lecture on ethnic change in the West

Watch Eric Kaufmann's recent talk on white responses to change: fight, flee, repress, join.

Westminster Watch: Episode 12

Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr David Styan discuss Trident and Trump.

Is the euro crisis changing the EU?

Dr Dermot Hodson talks about his new book at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Westminster Watch: Episode 11

Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy discuss election polls and British steel.

The Biopolitics of Gender, Jemima Repo - Book Launch

Jemima Repo is Lecturer in the Politics of Gender at Newcastle University and an Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London.

Professor Rob Singh discusses Trump on Radio 4 and the Birkbeck Comments blog

"Should we take the Trump phenomenon seriously? The answer is, emphatically, yes.