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Our research

Birkbeck's Department of Politics is a world-renowned centre of original, interdisciplinary research across the political sciences.
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Our research

The Department of Politics ranked 12th in Britain in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) for 4* research - considered 'world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour - just beneath University of Cambridge. This places it within the top quarter of research-active Politics departments, higher if we include the many institutions that did not enter the REF. It also ranks 12th overall in 4* outputs, 17th overall for Grade Point Average. This confirms Birkbeck's status as a top tier Politics department within the UK, and the world.

 

Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life

Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life

We aim to engage with key issues in British politics and public life through public debates, conferences, lectures, seminars and seminar series, and workshops.

SPACE: Seminars on Politics, Art, Culture and Entertainment

SPACE

SPACE: Seminars on Politics, Art, Culture and Entertainment

This occasional seminar series provides an opportunity for Birkbeck students to reconsider politics in a variety of creative contexts.

Population, Environment and Resources Group

Population, Environment and Resources Group

Population, Environment and Resources Group

We examine global connections between population, environment and resource dynamics and their links to politics.

The Ben Pimlott Writer in Residence Programme

The Ben Pimlott Writer in Residence Programme

The Ben Pimlott Writer in Residence Programme

This programme allows suitably qualified writers to spend up to a year at Birkbeck.

Birkbeck Politics blog

Birkbeck Politics blog

Birkbeck Politics blog

Our blog, 10-gower-street.com, is the blog of Birkbeck’s Department of Politics.

Staff research projects

Academic research projects

Academic research projects

Many of our academic staff are actively engaged in collaborative programmes of research, funded research projects and regional networks.

Student research projects

Student research projects

Student research projects

Find out more about the research our PhD students have undertaken.

Ethics committee

Ethics committee and procedures

SSHP Ethics Committee and procedures

All research that is carried out by Birkbeck staff and students that involves intervention or interaction with human participants, or the collection and / or study of data derived from living human participants, requires ethical approval.