Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

You will study literature, art, film and media, theatre studies and cultural studies within a single degree. Arts and humanities courses at Birkbeck are ranked third best in London and 11th in the UK in the Times Higher Education 2015'16 World University Subject Rankings. Our School of Arts is ranked in the top 5 in the UK and we offer high'quality teaching and a world'class research environment. We offer a range of world'class research resources. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers.

Course Modules

Year 1: The production of the human; introduction to methods in cultural study; 2 optional modules. Year 2: Connecting the arts; optional modules chosen from a range from the humanities and across the School of Arts, which may include: art and society in the 20th century; back to the future; cultural identity and the media; digital media theory; enlightenment and its others; French cinema: history, practice, analysis; literature and empire; narratives of the body; performance analysis; the Latin American novel. Year 3: 3 modules from a list which may include: avant'garde revolt and reaction; Caribbean literature; contemporary Germany: memory, politics and institutions; contemporary US fiction; cosmopolitan identities and migrations; leaving the 20th century: situationist and other critiques of everyday life; literature and cultural identity; meaning and power: sites of damage and repair in the age of total mobilisation; media, technology and everyday life; music and image: art and music in the 20th century; narratives of the body; poetry and justice in the postcolonial context; post'colonial literature; the Beat generation and post'war America; the cultural production of space; the photographic tragedy and philosophy; world cinema; extended piece of supervised research on a topic of choice (6000'8000 words).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Part Time Evening
BA (Hons) £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Part Time Evening
BA (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • IELTS 7.0
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Tariff 120
  • Course specific

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