Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Politics

This Master's degree in politics will develop your understanding of research methodologies and techniques in politics to an advanced level, enabling you to undertake your own independent research. It provides an intellectually stimulating guide to politics research and will develop your awareness of the essential requirements of in-depth research, including theory, design and methods. The programme also provides opportunities to explore substantive issues in the fields of political theory, political science, international relations and sociology. Birkbeck's MRes degrees are recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for the award of 1+3 studentships. These studentships are designed to fund students for a four-year full-time (or six-/seven-year part-time) programme of postgraduate study combining a taught Master's degree and a PhD. Highlights - In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Politics at Birkbeck was ranked 17th in the UK. - The programme allows you to follow your own interests, with a wide choice of option modules, while developing your research skills and undertaking a dissertation in an area that interests you. - The Department organises a lively programme of seminars and conferences and is home to affiliated research centres, such as the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life, which run seminars, conferences and other events where some of the world's best scholars present their latest research.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Compulsory modules assessed by written examinations; option modules by a combination of coursework and written examinations. There is a dissertation element.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 8,350 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 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