Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Global Politics

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.

Course modules

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 .

Assessment methods

Core modules are assessed by written examinations, while option modules are assessed by coursework and written examinations. You also write a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

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.

Qualifications

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
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 3,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2018 GBP 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Politics
Telephone number: 
02076316789