Politics (Research) Birkbeck, University of London

Accredited by: University of London

The programme is an opportunity to undertake a major piece of research under the supervision of someone with academic expertise in your field. The department offers supervision for a wide range of research projects, from the study of public policy to social and political theory. Students completing a MPhil/PhD will have developed advanced skills in research and scholarly writing, and will be able to use these to embark on, or further, a career in research. As many of our students study part-time, you have the opportunity to apply your developing research skills in your current career.

  • Qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Bloomsbury Campus

  • Start date

    January 2018

  • Duration

    7 years

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Course details


Current research spans the broad areas of: social and political theory; modern British politics and society; comparative public policy; civil society and the state; gender; public policy; nationalism and ethnicity; religion and politics; international relations, international security and terrorism; European politics; politics of development; theoretical approaches to armed conflict and international politics; and politics and society in Russia, North America and the Middle East.

Entry requirements

Good first degree in a relevant subject. Successful completion of a taught Master's degree. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £2,187 Year 1
International £6,050 Year 1
England £2,187 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2,187 Year 1
Scotland £2,187 Year 1
Wales £2,187 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us. We offer fully funded postgraduate research opportunities.

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