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Gender and sexuality studies

Birkbeck has a strong tradition in interdisciplinary gender and sexuality studies, and encourages students to think in innovative and critical ways about the topics they are investigating. Your study can take a wide variety of forms and may cover themes from across the social sciences, arts and humanities.

Our students benefit from being part of a vibrant research environment including the Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS) research group which includes internationally renowned scholars and a programme of events and talks.

Birkbeck responds to review of HE Sector

Professor David Latchman urges newly appointed education panel to make boosting part-time study a priority.

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.

Birkbeck launches Centre for Study of Internationalism

The new Centre brings together researchers from different academic fields interested in internationalism.

Birkbeck geographer to investigate Australia’s vulnerability to sea level rise

Dr Sue Brooks is part of an international team which will research Australian coastal vulnerabilities, made possible by a prestigious Australian Research Council Discovery Project award.