Document Actions

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.

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.

Prime minister of secrets

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

Capitalism and the Sea: Sovereignty, Territory and Accumulation

Video of a SOAS talk given by Dr Alex Colas and Dr Liam Campling (QMUL).

Westminster Watch: Episode 34

Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy ask why political scientists called the 2017 general election wrong.

Professor Lovenduski receives ECPR Lifetime Achievement Award

Lovenduski’s work has helped to define and develop the field of gender and politics within political science

Westminster Watch: Episode 33

Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy present a pre-election podcast.

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.


Westminster Watch Vodcast