Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Birkbeck is a distinguished centre of research and teaching excellence in politics. Our central London location puts us at the heart of the UK's political life and at the centre of academic London. Our Department of Politics is over 40 years old and has a reputation for the excellence of its teaching and its internationally significant research. Our courses are designed to encourage independent thinking and hone your argumentative, analytical and critical skills, while our teaching uniquely moves across the boundaries between subjects, encompassing, among others, economics, history and sociology. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers.

Course Modules

All years: modules include: international relations; international political economy; political transformations; war and modern society.; optional modules include: American politics; politics and the Middle East; European politics; nationalism; politics and development; social policy.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Part Time Evening
BA (Hons) £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Part Time Evening
BA (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Mature entry
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • Interview
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Tariff 120-128
  • Course specific

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20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 73%

Total Coursework: 27%