Politics, Philosophy and Economics programme at Birkbeck, University of London brings together these subjects to help you understand and engage with the world. You will develop essential skills of reasoning, inquiry and analysis that are applicable to a wide range of careers, including banking and finance, law, academia and teaching, journalism and politics.
The study of philosophy will introduce you to critical reasoning and some of the most profound questions it is possible to ask about humanity. The study of politics will acquaint you with modern governing structures in the UK, EU and further afield and with the concepts and ideas that underpin the theory and practice of politics. The study of economics will help you grasp how business, finance and politics intersect and determine how we live and work.
You can choose from a wide range of option modules and your learning will be informed by the cutting-edge research and expertise of academics across three distinguished departments at Birkbeck: Economics, Mathematics and Statistics; Philosophy; and Politics.
Careers and Employability
The programme aims to provide broad-based training appropriate for careers in the civil service, journalism, politics and international development, as well as research for organisations such as think-tanks.
- Emerging Powers in World Politics
- Geopolitics, Population and Environment
- International Political Economy
- Modern British Politics
- Political Theory and Contemporary Politics
- Public Management: Theories and Innovations
- Public Policy: Interests, Ideas, Institutions
- The European Union: Integration, Politics and Policy
- The Political Sociology of the Modern State
- The Politics of Population Change: Immigration, Aging and Conflict
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.
DisciplinesEconomics Philosophy & Ethics Political Science View 512 other Masters in Economics in United Kingdom
A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in any subject; prior exposure to at least one of the three component subjects would be a distinct advantage, but it might be possible for able students to acquire the relevant knowledge as part of this course.
- On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
- Your personal details
- Your qualifications
- Your work experience
- Your personal statement
- Statistical information
- English proficiency
The application form
International16380 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16380 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10170 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10170 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Part-time home students: £5085 pa
- Part-time international students: £8190 pa
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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