Birkbeck, University of London
Government, Policy and Politics
This programme examines the day-to-day practice and reality of government by analysing post-War politics and public policy in the United Kingdom and around the world. You will develop your ability to analyse political debates and issues in a critical manner and you will be taught by academics with expertise in researching, writing about and participating in politics. The course combines theoretical approaches with empirical knowledge and real-world case studies and you will explore topics in political theory, political science and sociology. You will be given the opportunity to debate and engage with the everyday practicalities of politics through class discussions and meetings with experienced practitioners.
You take 2 core modules and 2 option modules (all 30 credits), and write a 60-credit dissertation. Option modules are normally available in topics covering: British, US and European government and politics; International relations, international security and US foreign policy; Politics of globalisation and international political economy; Politics, policy and administration of the EU; Political theory and political sociology; War, conflict, nationalism, politics and religion; Policy analysis, policy-making processes and comparative public policy; Public management and public sector reform; Research methods. Year 1 full-time: Modern British Politics; Public Policy: Interests, Ideas, Institutions . Year 1 part-time: Modern British Politics . Year 2 part-time: Public Policy: Interests, Ideas, Institutions . MSc Government, Policy and Politics dissertation.
Core modules assessed by written examinations; option modules assessed by coursework and written examinations. You will have a choice of either writing a dissertation or preparing a research portfolio.
The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses - and you don't have to start repaying until 2019. Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 7,225 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||WC1E 7HX||London|
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