Professor Eric Kaufmann offers an insight into the postgraduate study options in Politics at Birkbeck. The chief programmes are the MSc in Politics of Population, Migration and Ecology and the MSc in Politics of Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict. These programmes examine how population affects the environment and society and how conflict, war and climate changes impact the growth of population in a region. The drivers of ethnic and religious conflict are also examined. Applicants should have a relevant first degree and a keen interest in the subject.