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Department of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London

New Programme Launch: MSc War and Humanitarianism

Click here for more information and how to apply. Programme to commence in October 2017.

National Student Survey (NSS)

A survey for all final year students, the NSS results are published nationally and will help to shape the future of Birkbeck.

International scholarships

We offer a number of scholarships specifically for international students. Some are offered directly by Birkbeck; others are offered in partnership with other organisations.

Funding for Research Students

Find out more about the scholarships available for Home and International students

Postgraduate Loans

The Student Loans Company administers the new Postgraduate Loan for Master’s degrees for all eligible students who live in England.

The role of populism in recent politics

In a new podcast, Dr Jason Edwards explores how populism has been deployed in several recent political events, and how it is currently being used in the UK general election campaigns.

A deflationary interpretation of populism, Donald Trump and the United States constitution

A new article by Professor Rob Singh argues that Donald Trump reveals more about populism than populism does about him.

Joni Lovenduski to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from ECPR

Professor Emerita recognised for her crucial role in defining and developing the field of gender and politics within political science.

Westminster Watch: Episodes 30-32

Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy discuss the Surrey tax referendum, Sadiq Khan, the Westminster Model and the General Election.

Cosmopolitan cities and their country cousins

Professor Eric Kaufmann on what maps can tell us about the Brexit vote.

Times of Love and Hate by Marina Warner

A lecture to launch new programmes in SSHP, including the MA War and Humanitarianism.

Populism and the question of political time

Dr Jason Edwards, Lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck, comments on the quickening pace of politics in the context of a resurgent populist movement.


Westminster Watch Vodcast