Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Politics

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.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: 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.

Course modules

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.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 11,995 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 2,187 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 6,050 per Year 1 (International) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2019 11,995 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2019 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2019 6,050 per Year 1 (International) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2019 2,187 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time April 2019 11,995 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time April 2019 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time April 2019 2,187 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time April 2019 6,050 per Year 1 (International) 7 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