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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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Postgraduate Loans

The Student Loans Company administers the new Postgraduate Loan for Master’s degrees for all eligible students who live in England.

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.

Birkbeck academics help to shape the parliamentary future of Wales

Professors Sarah Childs and Rosie Campbell were among an independent group of parliamentary experts who made recommendations for the future of the National Assembly for Wales.

Parliamentary Studies students give evidence to education select committee

Birkbeck class shares their views with parliamentary inquiry on value for money in higher education.

Dr Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos appointed to the Hellenic Observatory's Research Advisory Group

The HO, which is part of the LSE's European Institute, is a centre of research on contemporary Greece and Cyprus.

Ronald Tress Prize awarded to exceptional early career academics

Dr Ali Burak Güven, Dr Lara Maister and Dr Florian Steinberger won the Prize in the categories of Social Sciences, Sciences, and Arts and Humanities, respectively.

Authenticity in politics

Professor Rosie Campbell explores the question of politicians and authenticity on BBC Radio 4's Analysis.

Westminster Watch: Episode 36

Dr Dermot Hodson and Dr Ben Worthy ask who can be PM under Britain's uncodified constitution.

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