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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.

Birkbeck student awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Anne-Marie Canning, who studies Public Policy and Management at Birkbeck, was recognised in the Honours for services to higher education.

Whither the IMF and the World Bank?

New article by Dr Ali Burak Güven examines the wider development policy implications of the IMF and World Bank’s post-crisis programmes.

New MSc Politics, Philosophy & Economics open for applications

The MSc PPE is our newest cross-disciplinary postgraduate programme, now open for study commencing October 2018.

Sian Norris announced as Ben Pimlott Writer in Residence for 2018

Writer and journalist Sian Norris will hold the year long post in the Department of Politics

100 years of votes for women

The Representation of the People Act, passed on 6 February 1918, gave women the right to vote in the UK for the first time. Birkbeck academics celebrate this centenary and look at how we can make further strides towards equality.

Politicians need to change their tune on immigration in the UK, says Birkbeck academic

A Birkbeck professor of politics placed a report by the Home Affairs Select Committee on immigration in the United Kingdom under the spotlight, claiming it neglects the real issues.

Westminster Watch: Episode 38

Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy reflect on some emerging data about the June 2017 General Election and on the instability in Ireland’s supply and confidence arrangements.

26 June 2018 - 18:00: Geo-economics of the Asia Pacific: TPP, AIIB and the Trump Shock

Dr Saori Katada, from the University of Southern California, will be giving a public lecture at Birkbeck on the rapidly changing geo-economics of the Asia-Pacific in an age characterised by an increasingly assertive China and increasingly unpredictable Trump administration.