Birkbeck, University of London
This programme explores the history of global political and economic forces and the ideas that have shaped them. We will consider and evaluate the genesis and transmission of neoliberal economic orthodoxy, the development of global politics and global structures of governance, including the creation and operation of institutions such as the World Trade Organisation, foreign direct investment, migration, and the idea and reality of globalisation. 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 global history and politics. The course combines theoretical approaches with empirical knowledge and real-world case studies.
You take 2 core modules and 2 option modules and write a dissertation. The core modules are complemented by a range of thematic or regional option modules, allowing you to tailor the degree to your own specific personal or career interests. 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. Please see timetable below where there are links to current module descriptions. Core modules: Global Governance; International Political Economy .
Core modules are assessed by written examinations, while option modules are assessed by coursework and written examinations. You also write a dissertation.
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 3,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 7,225 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|Master of Research - MRes||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|Master of Research - MRes||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|Master of Research - MRes||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 7,225 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|Master of Research - MRes||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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