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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.

Westminster Watch: Episode 1

The Department of Politics is pleased to announce the launch of a new podcast on British politics.

Who Has Gone From Birkbeck to the House of Commons?

Birkbeck alumni include a former PM and four MPs on Labour's current front bench.

Dr Dermot Hodson publishes a new book on the changing politics of European integration.

The New Intergovernmentalism: States and Supranational Actors in the Post Maastricht Era – edited by Dermot Hodson (Birkbeck), Christopher Bickerton (University of Cambridge) and Uwe Puetter (Central European University) has been published by Oxford University Press.

Why We Need Bentham In The Age Of Collective Intelligence

Birkbeck’s Ben Pimlott Writer in Residence, Pete Norman, blogs about Wikipedia, knowledge and Jeremy Bentham.

Labour's and European social democracy’s crisis

Was Ed Miliband's Labour of leftist? Or was the problem rather that the party accepted the conservative economic narrative about the necessity of cuts?

Birkbeck Social Science Week 2015: Race and Diaspora

The themes of race and diaspora will be under the spotlight during Birkbeck's Social Science Week 2015.

Henry Jackson Society Panel Discussion.

The Obama Era: Reflections on US Foreign & National Security Policy

Podcasts and Videos