Birkbeck, University of London
The department has developed an approach to research and teaching that draws on a range of critical frameworks including psychoanalytic theory, social theory, feminist and queer theory, cultural and postcolonial studies, and qualitative psychosocial methodologies. In our research we aim to connect discussions of our precarious and increasingly interconnected collective fates with our most intimate personal and psychic life. This research degree offers an exciting research environment in which to pursue psychosocial research, as well as supervisory expertise across a number of disciplines, including psychoanalytic theory, social theory, philosophy, social anthropology, literature, postcolonial studies, gender and sexuality studies, and media and cultural studies.
First or good second-Class Honours degree in a relevant subject in the humanities or social sciences. We encourage successful completion of a taught Master's degree. A detailed outline of your research proposal, specifying its significance and originality. 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.
Recent research topics include: Real fathers and Huffy Henrys: Searching for the symbol in Lacan and Berryman; mothering and the emergence of hate; helping adolescents; a discursive analysis of young adults' talk of prosocial behaviour; intimate autonomy: gender as ethical possibility; being good at maths: A precarious occupation; living with ADHD diagnosis: A disordering of family life; how are the existing biological relationships with families affected by fostering?; Turkish migrant experiences; the role of national identification in mental structure.
A limited number of full-time and part-time College Research Studentships (fees-only) are available; the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy (SSHP) is also offering up to 30 studentships in the form of fee waivers; overseas applicants may be eligible to apply for the SSHP Overseas Research Studentship.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||5 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||5 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||5 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||5 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||5 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||5 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of Psychosocial Studies
020 7631 8016