Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Politics with Foreign Language

The programme will develop your understanding of research methodologies and techniques in politics to an advanced level, enabling you to undertake your own research professionally, at PhD level or independently. It provides an intellectually stimulating guide to politics research and aims to develop your awareness of the essential requirements of undertaking in-depth research, including theory, design and methods. It also allows you to combine the study of politics and advanced methodological training in the social sciences with extensive study of an African, Asian or Middle Eastern language, such as Arabic, Chinese or Swahili, at neighbouring SOAS.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.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

Core research modules: introduction to quantitative social research; qualitative social research. Option modules are normally available in: British and us government and politics; international relations, international security and us foreign policy; the politics of globalisation and international political economy; political theory and political sociology; war, conflict, nationalism, politics and religion; public management and public sector reform.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Department Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6789 / 6780