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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

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New Journal Article

New article: 'The United States Congress and Nuclear War Powers', The Journal of Legislative Studies 24 (3) 2018

Publication Day for Professor Robert Singh's New Book

Professor Singh has a new publication, out today.

Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings

Dr Barbara Zollner is one of the contributors to this new publication.

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

24 September 2018 - 18:30: Get Ahead: Writing for Undergraduate study 2018

Reflect on your English skills and learn about styles and conventions of academic writing ready for your undergraduate course.

25 September 2018 - 18:30: Get Ahead: Writing for Undergraduate study 2018

Reflect on your English skills and learn about styles and conventions of academic writing ready for your undergraduate course.

26 September 2018 - 18:30: Get Ahead: Writing for Postgraduate study 2018

Learn the skills needed to identify and exercise independent thinking in your own writing.

28 September 2018 - 18:30: Get Ahead: Writing for Postgraduate study 2018

Learn the skills needed to identify and exercise independent thinking in your own writing.

29 September 2018 - 10:30: Birkbeck Orientation

Orientation is designed to give you the best start to life at Birkbeck.