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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 2018.

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.

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.

The battlefield is dead

A new essay by Dr Antoine Bousquet on the evolution of military conflict

Westminster Watch: Episode 35

Westminster Watch is back for a new series. Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy discuss the Labour and Conservative Party conferences.

The US and Russia: an exceptional power relationship?

A new chapter published by Professor Rob Singh explores the nature of US-Russia relations

Technology and World Politics: An Introduction

Dr Alex Colas and Dr Antoine Bousquet have each contributed chapters to a new anthology, Technology and World Politics: An Introduction

IMF, World Bank, and Emerging Powers

Two new articles by Dr Ali Burak Güven out this month examine how Western multilaterals adapt to the rise of new powers in the global political economy.

Birkbeck graduate named among 100 Most Influential Young Africans

Amr Sobhy, who graduated from Birkbeck’s MSc Public Policy and Management in 2016, is an award winning Egyptian information activist, social entrepreneur, published author and poet.

Prime minister of secrets

Dr Ben Worthy on the short, closed premiership of Theresa May


Westminster Watch Vodcast