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 programme is unique in the UK and is delivered jointly by 2 world'class University of London colleges: Birkbeck and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), each possessing distinct expertise respectively within Western and non'Western cinemas and cultures, and each marked by academic excellence within their college's areas of research and expertise. You will develop a wide range of diverse critical, analytical, practical and linguistic skills which could lead to careers in film and television companies, arts administration, cultural institutions, advertising, public relations, journalism, publishing, diplomacy, business, translation and teaching. You will learn from experts specialising in distinct Western and non'Western cinematic, cultural and linguistic areas. At Birkbeck, this course draws on the expertise of staff in 2 departments within the School of Arts: Film, Media and Cultural Studies, and Cultures and Languages. The Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies focuses on teaching and research in film and media, arts policy and management, and journalism, and has the Centre for Media, Culture and Creative Practice and the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image as focal points of its research culture. The Department of Cultures and Languages brings together research and teaching in French, German, Portuguese and Spanish and offers an array of courses covering the language, literature, history, culture, cinema and art of these languages. Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community and the Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies are an integral part of the department's research culture. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day.

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
4 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • Course specific
  • Tariff 104