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. Our School of Arts is in the top 5 in the country. Our Department of Cultures and Languages brings together research and teaching in French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish, and institutionalises long'standing links between these disciplines. Birkbeck has a distinguished reputation for the quality of its research and teaching in the area of Iberian and Latin American Studies, ranking 6th nationally in 2013. We offer an exciting programme of courses covering the language, literature, history, culture, cinema and art of Spanish' and Portuguese'speaking societies from undergraduate to PhD level. This degree course aims to enable you to become a proficient user of Spanish, with a critical appreciation of the literature, art, cinema and cultural histories and geographies of the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain) and Latin America, including Brazil, in modules taught by internationally renowned specialists. Ours is a community of scholars with shared interests in interdisciplinary topics and cross'cultural research. Our affiliated research centres provide an important platform for this exchange: Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community (BRAKC), the Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS), and the new centre for Comparative Research in European Cultures and Identities (CRECI). Birkbeck offers a lively student experience, as well as student support and facilities. 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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

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