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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.

New plaque commemorates Birkbeck alumna Rebecca Dykes

The plaque has been installed at the College’s main library in Malet Street in memory of the late former student.

Should we control world population? by Professor Diana Coole

By 2100, the human population may exceed 11 billion. Having recently surpassed 7.5 billion, it has trebled since 1950. Are such numbers sustainable, given a deepening environmental crisis? Can so many live well? Or should world population be controlled?

Brexit’s Institutional Irony

Dr Dermot Hodson writes about Brexit’s institutional irony in The Guardian

Westminster Watch: Episode 43

Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy discuss Boris Johnson’s resignation and his controversial tenure as Foreign Secretary.

Westminster Watch: Episode 42

Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy give a rapid reaction to David Davis’s resignation as Brexit secretary.

Westminster Watch Episode 41

Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy talk about the BoJo no-show and Theresa May’s puzzling persistence as PM.

9 August 2018 - 18:00: Get Started (Stratford) - August 2018

Workshop for prospective undergraduate students offering guidance on planning for study, student finance and making an application.

18 August 2018 - 11:00: Get Started - August 2018 (Central Campus)

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