Modules

Birkbeck offers a range of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level that deal with the study of British politics.

 

Undergraduate Modules

Contemporary British Politics: A core module on the BA Politics that provides students with an understanding of British politics and government, its key actors and institutions, and the main issues of controversy and contestation.

Parliamentary Studies: An optional module on the BA Politics that offers students a unique opportunity to understand how parliaments work by learning from parliamentary officials themselves.

British and comparative foreign policy analysis: An option module on the BA Global Politics and International Relations that provides students with an understanding of the analysis and practicalities of foreign policy formulation in the UK and other states.

Postgraduate Modules

Modern British Politics: A core module on the MSc Government, Politics and Policy that examines cutting edge debates about the government and politics of Britain.

Public Policy: Interests, Ideas and Institutions: A core module on the MSc Government, Politics and Policy and MSc Public Policy and Management that applies key paradigms in the study of public policy to classic and contemporary policy issues in the UK and beyond.

Public Management: Theories and Innovations: A core module on the MSc Government, Politics and Policy and MSc Public Policy and Management that explores changes to the machinery of British government.

PhD studies

Birkbeck’s Department of Politics has a track record of successfully supervising PhD students working in the field of British politics.

For further details about Birkbeck’s PhD programme, please see here.

Recent Posts

Let’s put the champagne on ice: the Commons’ missing women

By Professor Sarah Childs, Dr Meryl Kenny and Birkbeck PhD candidate Jessica Smith

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‘Record-breaking’, ‘unprecedented’, ‘historic’ – these were the headlines after Thursday’s UK General Election. Some of the articles attached to these celebratory headlines centred on the fact that there were more women MPs elected than ever before. Others highlighted that the ‘200 seat’ mark had been breached. Or championed the diversity of House overall, with rising numbers of BME, LGBT, and disabled MPs. But we’ve put the champagne on ice. Continue reading

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