Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

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. This is a unique joint honours course that allows you to study linguistics together with European and/or Japanese language modules. You will be taught by experienced scholars with international research reputations, which will allow you to acquire mastery of your chosen language and a thorough knowledge of contemporary linguistic ideas. Our Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication is the oldest applied linguistics department in the country, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. We remain on the cutting edge of the field. 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

All years: modules include: approaches to language; analysing language structure and use; linguistics project; multilingualism and multiculturalism; language and mind; language and society.

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:

  • Mature entry
  • APEL / APL
  • Interview
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Tariff 104
  • Course specific

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16% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 15%

Total Coursework: 80%

Total Practical: 6%