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Study in the Department of Politics

The Department of Politics takes pride in its tradition of teaching as well as research excellence, as well as its established and growing links to the world of actual politics. 

Our wide range of politics programmes at certificate, undergraduate and postgraduate level (including MPhil/PhD) reflects our faculty’s expertise in a very broad range of areas including British, American, European (including EU) politics, international affairs and global politics (including the study of war), the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia, in addition to political theory, nationalism, the study of the UK Parliament, public policy and political economy. 

Graduates of our department have gone on to work (or develop their careers) in a very broad range of employers both in the private and public sectors and we take pride in Birkbeck’s contribution to this effect.

Our alumni include current and former members of Parliament such as Tulip Siddiq, John McDonnell, Lisa Nandy, Luciana Berger, Gloria de Piero as well as Claire Ainsley who is currently Director of Policy in the office of the Leader of the Opposition (Sir Keir Starmer MP, who is also Birkbeck’s local MP).

Visit our coronavirus information page to find out more about Birkbeck's response to the coronavirus. For additional information, please contact our programme administrators.