Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

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.

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.

Course Additional Entry

Good first degree in a relevant subject. Successful completion of a taught Master's degree.,Good first degree 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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 4 years
Full Time
MPhil £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 4 years
Full Time
MPhil £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 7 years
Part Time
MPhil £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 - 7 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 4 years
Full Time
PhD £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 4 years
Full Time
PhD £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 7 years
Part Time
PhD £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 - 7 years
Part Time
PhD £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees