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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.

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.

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

Queen's Speech

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

09 September 2015 - 16:00: Open Evening

24 November 2015 - 16:00: Open Evening