Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

As the science of language, linguistics studies everything to do with language, including how language is structured, how it develops in children, the ways in which it reflects society and culture, how it defines individuals and groups, and how it changes over time. This programme offers the opportunity for those who do not have a BA 2nd'Class Honours degree in a relevant subject to gain an understanding of the social, interpersonal and psychological aspects of human language and communication systems, and to enhance their academic skills in linguistics. It provides training in aspects of both theory and practice in the field of linguistics, language and communication.

Course Modules

You take 2 core modules (worth 30 credits each), which are designed to ensure a good coverage of the curriculum and the full range of learning outcomes. Core modules: Analysing language structure and use (level 6); approaches to language (level 6). If you achieve a merit or distinction, you will be eligible to apply to the MA Applied Linguistics, MA Intercultural Communication for Business and Professions or MA Marketing Communications.

Course Additional Entry

BA degree or equivalent; other qualifications may be considered, if you have relevant professional/personal experience. All candidates will be asked to complete a short admissions task and will normally attend an interview. 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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
Graduate Certificate (Postgraduate) £3,875  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
Graduate Certificate (Postgraduate) £1,975  Academic year. First year home fees