You can begin your doctoral research with a studentship in any of the following areas:
Archaeology and Heritage Studies
Disciplines include Archaeological Practice, Cultural Heritage Studies, Heritage Studies, Public Archaeology, Heritage Science and Sustainable Heritage.
Economic and Social History
Focusing on the relationship between society, the economy and power, state formation and emergent fields such as educational history, healthcare, environmental history and technology and material/consumer culture.
Exceptionally strong and complementary expertise in the field of economics and finance.
Gender and Sexuality
Expertise in the areas of gender and: international development, psychosocial studies and sociology, law, media and cultural studies, and sexuality and history.
Health and Wellbeing
Health and well-being in the family; lived experience of health and illness; resilience in breast cancer; health psychology; quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods.
Birkbeck offers expertise in critical human geography and environmental geography through collaborative projects.
Law and Criminology
Birkbeck Law has a reputation for pioneering new fields of legal scholarship offering a strong critical, theoretically-driven and dynamic research culture and have a breadth of expertise and research interests.
With an emphasis on interdisciplinary methods, we seek to understand the nature and functions of language and communication in real-life contexts through rigorous, critical examination.
Politics and International Relations
Students follow their research interests with a distinctive emphasis determined by focus and methodological approach.
Great breadth with interlocking areas of strength in development, education, social change, language, cognition, neuroscience, and computation.
An interdisciplinary field drawing on critical frameworks to study the interconnections between individual subjectivities, group identities, and historical and contemporary social and political formations.
A range of sociological perspectives emphasizing interdisciplinarity. Wide thematic reach, innovative and rigorous methodologies, global outlook; and a commitment to ‘critical’, theory-building research.