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Department of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London

Welcome to the Department of Politics

Orientation information for new students

Alicia Caley, BA Global Politics and International Relations

'My undergraduate degree has really stretched my ambitions. I never would have dreamed I would do a Masters.'

High-quality research

Our thriving research environment is fed by a rich diet of visiting fellows, guest lectures, workshops, seminars and conferences.

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.

Dr Dermot Hodson gives evidence to the House of Lords

Dr Dermot Hodson gives evidence to the EU Financial Affairs Sub Committee.

Westminster Watch: Episode 4

Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy discuss the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information and Scottish National Party leader Nicolas Sturgeon’s balancing act over a second independence referendum.

Reinventing the Left in the Global South

Dr Ali Güven interviews Richard Sandbrook on his book, Reinventing the Left in the Global South: The Politics of the Possible.

Westminster Watch: Episode 3

In episode 3, Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy discuss the secretive role of the Privy Council in British politics and what Prime Minister David Cameron didn’t say about the EU in his speech to the Conservative Party conference.

Dr Rosie Campbell discusses women voters on BBC Radio 4

Isabel Hardman & Rosie Campbell consider how the Conservative party party connects with working women

How Snapchat is scooping ‘The Boys on the Bus’

Ben Pimlott Writer in Residence, Pete Norman, writes about digital politics and communications in The Conversation.

Podcasts and Videos
Podcasts and Videos

The Crisis in the Greater Middle East: War, Geopolitics and the Challenge of ISIL

In Conversation with John McDonnell

Symposium on the work of Ellen Wood

Rob Singh on the Obama Doctrine