United Kingdom

Birkbeck, University of London

43 rd
Engineering & technology 2011
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom

Birkbeck, University of London

Linguistics and Language

Why is human language unique and unlike any other natural communication system? How do children learn their first language? Do women and men speak differently? Are some forms of English better than others? Why does language change through time? Linguistics seeks to provide answers to questions such as these and many others. 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. If you find these questions interesting, then you will enjoy studying linguistics. Undergraduates do not commonly get the chance to study applied linguistics, but this course offers you the opportunity to learn about the central ideas and concerns of contemporary linguistics at one of the world’s top research-intensive universities. You’ll be surrounded by enthusiastic students from diverse backgrounds, ages, careers and cultures. Also, you can reach near-native standard in one language - French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish - or upper-intermediate or advanced level in Japanese, depending on your level of entry, while practising allied skills such as translating, summary-writing, and delivering written and oral presentations. With the higher levels of entry, the aim is to raise your language level to upper-intermediate or near-native standard. Remaining modules may be chosen from those relating to the culture of the language studied (many taught primarily in that language), or from a range of cross-cultural modules (taught in English).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-10-01
  • Location
    Main Site,London
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £13,000