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Across millennia, cities have been centres of political and economic power, orchestrating the social and cultural life of their populations. Today, rapid and wide-spread urbanisation is creating new challenges. Cities come to reflect global inequalities, acting as hubs for transnational mobility, concentrating difference, and generating new forms of cultural expression and activism.

Understanding the complex and multi-layered aspects of cities requires an interdisciplinary approach which the MA/MSc Cities uniquely provides by bringing together the strengths of urban research and teaching in Birkbeck’s Schools of Arts and Social Sciences, History and Philosophy.

Using real-world case studies, you will explore a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches. You will follow your

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Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

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.

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